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July 3, 2013

Less than a year after it unveiled its "virtual grocery store" concept at commuter rail stations in Chicago and the Northeast, online grocer Peapod is taking the idea on the road in a new promotional campaign.

CHICAGO — Less than a year after it unveiled its "virtual grocery store" concept at commuter rail stations in Chicago and the Northeast, online grocer Peapod is taking the idea on the road in a new promotional campaign.

July 2, 2013

A liquor store chain owned by Netherlands-based Royal Ahold has introduced a "pick-and-mix" concept for specialty beers.

AMSTERDAM — A liquor store chain owned by Netherlands-based Royal Ahold has introduced a "pick-and-mix" concept for specialty beers.

Gall & Gall, which operates stores across the Netherlands, is making all specialty beers available individually by the bottle while adding 30 new products and allowing customers to buy six bottles for the price of five. Beers are grouped according to flavor category, such as blonde, dubbel, dark, triple and "other special."

June 27, 2013

Ahold repurchased 3.3 million shares as part of a share-buyback program announced earlier this year, the Dutch supermarket operator said.

ZAANDAM, Netherlands — Ahold repurchased 3.3 million shares as part of a share-buyback program announced earlier this year, the Dutch supermarket operator said.

Ahold said it repurchased the shares at a price of $15.25 per share for a total of $50.2 million. The company operates the Stop & Shop, Giant Food of Landover, Md., and Giant Food Stores of Carlisle, Pa., supermarket chains and the Peapod grocery-delivery service in the United States, as well as several retail chains in Europe.

June 18, 2013

Royal Ahold has hired Hanneke Faber as chief commercial officer as part of a new executive committee leadership structure that the Dutch supermarket operator said would allow it to accelerate its "reshaping retail" business strategy by simplifying governance structure and decision making.

ZAANDAM, Netherlands — Royal Ahold has hired Hanneke Faber as chief commercial officer as part of a new executive committee leadership structure that the Dutch supermarket operator said would allow it to accelerate its "reshaping retail" business strategy by simplifying governance structure and decision-making.

June 14, 2013

Ahold USA's supermarket banners have donated more than $4 million to charitable causes over the past week.

CARLISLE, Pa. — Ahold USA's supermarket banners have donated more than $4 million to charitable causes over the past week.

Last Friday, Giant Food Stores of Carlisle, Pa., also known as Giant-Carlisle, announced a $517,535 donation through its annual Support Our Troops campaign, which benefits regional USO chapters in the area where Giant has stores, including Pennsylvania, West Virginia and parts of Virginia and Maryland.

June 12, 2013

An industry network of 400 retailers, manufacturers and other companies has appointed the head of Dutch supermarket operator Royal Ahold to an executive position.

AMSTERDAM — An industry network of 400 retailers, manufacturers and other companies has appointed the head of Dutch supermarket operator Royal Ahold to an executive position.

June 11, 2013

Giant Food Stores' private-label milk brand has received recognition for being produced entirely in Pennsylvania, the Ahold USA-owned supermarket banner said.

HARRISBURG, Pa. – Giant Food Stores' private-label milk brand has received recognition for being produced entirely in Pennsylvania, the Ahold USA-owned supermarket banner said Tuesday.

June 10, 2013

Free health screenings, a weight-bearing exercise and other activities will be featured at an upcoming diabetes fair sponsored by Giant Food Stores, the supermarket chain said.

CARLISLE, Pa. — Free health screenings, a weight-bearing exercise and other activities will be featured at an upcoming diabetes fair sponsored by Giant Food Stores, the supermarket chain said.

Giant, the Ahold USA banner based in Carlisle, Pa., and also known as Giant-Carlisle to distinguish it from fellow Ahold chain Giant Food of Landover, Md., said it would partner with Pinnacle Health, Capital BlueCross and the American Diabetes Association to offer the "Living with Diabetes" event at a Harrisburg, Pa., store.

June 7, 2013

Giant-Carlisle is donating more than half a million dollars to support the USO and other programs to support members of the armed services.

CARLISLE, Pa. — Giant-Carlisle is donating more than half a million dollars to support the USO and other programs to support members of the armed services.

The chain, owned by Ahold USA, said customers and employees at Giant Food Stores and Martin's Food Markets donated $517,535 through its annual Support Our Troops campaign, which benefits regional USOs throughout the area where the chain operates, and the Wounded Warriors Project.

June 6, 2013

Supermarket operator Ahold USA has completed rolling out prescription-savings cards at the chains it operates with the introduction of the cards in Giant Food Stores.

CARLISLE, Pa. – Supermarket operator Ahold USA has completed rolling out prescription-savings cards at the chains it operates with the introduction of the cards in Giant Food Stores.

June 4, 2013

Royal Ahold is quadrupling the size of its share-buyback program amid strong first-quarter 2013 sales and the sale of its majority stake in a supermarket chain, the Netherlands-based supermarket operator said.

AMSTERDAM — Royal Ahold is quadrupling the size of its share-buyback program amid strong first-quarter 2013 sales and the sale of its majority stake in a supermarket chain, the Netherlands-based supermarket operator said Tuesday.

May 30, 2013

Giant Food Stores of Carlisle, Pa., and Dole Food Co. have donated two salad bars to elementary schools as part of a program to promote healthy eating among children.

BREINIGSVILLE, Pa. — Giant Food Stores of Carlisle, Pa., and Dole Food Co. have donated two salad bars to elementary schools as part of a program to promote healthy eating among children.

They are the latest of the more than 2,491 salad bars donated to schools across the country as part of the First Lady's Let's Move Salad Bars to Schools initiative. Rep. Charlie Dent, R-Pa., and Republican Pennsylvania state Rep. Ryan Mackenzie attended an event to mark the donation.

May 30, 2013

Stop & Shop has launched a card to help customers save money on prescription drugs, days after sister-chain Giant Food of Landover, Md., did the same.

PURCHASE, N.Y. — Stop & Shop has launched a card to help customers save money on prescription drugs, days after sister-chain Giant Food of Landover, Md., did the same.

Stop & Shop, owned by Ahold USA, announced the introduction of the Stop & Shop Prescription Savings Card. The card is available for a one-time enrollment fee of $10 and offers 30-day supplies of certain generic drugs for $3.99 and 90-day supplies for $9.99, as well as additional savings on products and services like diabetes testing supplies and flu shots.

May 28, 2013

Giant Food is offering discounts at the pharmacy counter with a new card available for a one-time enrollment fee, the supermarket chain said.

LANDOVER, Md. — Giant Food is offering discounts at the pharmacy counter with a new card available for a one-time enrollment fee, the supermarket chain said Tuesday.

Giant, the Ahold USA-operated supermarket banner also known as Giant-Landover due to being based in Landover, Md., and to distinguish it from fellow Ahold chain Giant Food Stores of Carlisle, Pa., announced the launch of the Giant Prescription Savings Card, which offers discounts on branded and generic drugs and personalized savings on other health-related products.

May 15, 2013

A division of Ahold USA is donating millions of dollars to local schools.

CARLISLE, Pa. — A division of Ahold USA is donating millions of dollars to local schools.

Giant Food Stores and Martin's Food Markets, also known as Giant-Carlisle, announced Wednesday the donation of $3 million to 2,868 public and private schools through its A+ School Rewards program for the 2012-2013 school year. The program has donated more than $16 million since 2005. The program allows local schools to earn money for technology, scholarships, school programs, field trips, playgrounds and other needs.

May 14, 2013

Royal Ahold has appointed Ben Wishart as group chief information officer, the Dutch supermarket operator said.

AMSTERDAM — Royal Ahold has appointed Ben Wishart as group chief information officer, the Dutch supermarket operator said Tuesday.

In the newly created position, Wishart will report to CFO Jeff Carr and will work out of the company's Amsterdam headquarters. He previously worked at U.K. food retailer Morrisons as chief information officer. Ahold operates the Stop & Shop, Giant-Landover and Giant-Carlisle supermarket chains in the United States, as well as the Peapod online grocery service.

May 13, 2013

Nearly all of Royal Ahold's Albert Heijn stores in the Netherlands will have pick-up points for the company's Bol.com online grocery service by this summer, the company said.

UTRECHT, Netherlands — Nearly all of Royal Ahold's Albert Heijn stores in the Netherlands will have pick-up points for the company's Bol.com online grocery service by this summer, the company said Monday.

May 3, 2013

Jobs data from the Department of Labor released Friday show that among the 165,000 jobs added overall were 29,000 in the retail sector, results that industry trade group the National Retail Federation heralded as possibly boding well for the economy in the future.

While the numbers themselves speak volumes, it's important to consider some of the factors behind them that explain why the sector has thrived.

Jobs data from the Department of Labor released Friday show that among the 165,000 jobs added overall were 29,000 in the retail sector, results that industry trade group the National Retail Federation heralded as possibly boding well for the economy in the future.

While the numbers themselves speak volumes, it's important to consider some of the factors behind them that explain why the sector has thrived.

April 22, 2013

Giant Food of Landover, Md., is one of several retailers promoting environmental awareness as part of Earth Day, the Ahold USA-owned retailer said.

LANDOVER, Md. — Giant Food of Landover, Md., is one of several retailers promoting environmental awareness as part of Earth Day Monday, the Ahold USA-owned retailer said.

April 19, 2013

Ahold USA and its Stop & Shop banner have donated half a million dollars to a charitable organization set up to aid victims of the recent terrorist attacks in Boston.

QUINCY, Mass. — Ahold USA and its Stop & Shop banner have donated half a million dollars to a charitable organization set up to aid victims of the recent terrorist attacks in Boston.

The company announced the donation of $500,000 to The One Fund Boston, formed by Massachusetts Gov. Deval Patrick and Boston Mayor Thomas Menino.

"Words cannot express the tragedy that took place at the Boston Marathon," Stop & Shop New England Division president Joe Kelley said. "We mourn with all of of those who were affected."

April 18, 2013

Stop & Shop is marking Earth Day on Monday by emphasizing the measures it has taken to reduce its effects on the environment, the Ahold USA-owned supermarket banner said.

PURCHASE, N.Y. — Stop & Shop is marking Earth Day on Monday by emphasizing the measures it has taken to reduce its effects on the environment, the Ahold USA-owned supermarket banner said.

Stop & Shop highlighted its efforts to sell sustainably sourced seafood, reducing the environmental effects of its store operations — including adding environmentally friendly design features to stores — and helping customers reduce waste. The chain reiterated its intention to reduce its carbon footprint by 20% by 2015.

April 18, 2013

Stop & Shop will sponsor a healthy-eating summit for middle schoolers in New Jersey on Thursday, the supermarket chain said.

PURCHASE, N.Y. — Stop & Shop will sponsor a healthy-eating summit for middle schoolers in New Jersey on Thursday, the supermarket chain said.

April 17, 2013

Royal Ahold CEO Dick Boer expressed condolences for the victims of Monday's bombing of the Boston Marathon in a meeting with shareholders Wednesday.

AMSTERDAM — Royal Ahold CEO Dick Boer expressed condolences for the victims of Monday's bombing of the Boston Marathon in a meeting with shareholders Wednesday.

"The Boston area is, of course, one of our main U.S. markets, and our thousands of employees are shocked by Monday's events," Boer said. "Our thoughts are with everyone in the city of Boston and the surrounding communities, and especially the families and friends of those affected."

The company's Stop & Shop banner has a prominent and long-standing presence in the area.

April 16, 2013

Giant Food of Landover, Md., is planning to raise $1.6 million for children's cancer research, the supermarket chain said Tuesday.

LANDOVER, Md. — Giant Food of Landover, Md., is planning to raise $1.6 million for children's cancer research, the supermarket chain said Tuesday.

The Ahold USA-owned banner, also known as Giant-Landover, announced it would launch its ninth annual Triple Winner game on Friday to benefit the Pediatric Oncology Division at the Johns Hopkins Kimmel Cancer Center and The Children's Cancer Foundation. The annual game has helped raise $11.5 million to support pediatric cancer research since its inception in 2005.

April 10, 2013

Thirty-five Giant Food Stores and Martin's Food Markets stores in Pennsylvania and Virginia will sponsor drug take-back events later this month.

CARLISLE, Pa. — Thirty-five Giant Food Stores and Martin's Food Markets stores in Pennsylvania and Virginia will sponsor drug take-back events later this month.

The chains, which collectively comprise Ahold USA's Giant-Carlisle banner, will sponsor the events on April 27, in partnership with local law enforcement agencies and the Drug Enforcement Administration. Patients can bring expired and unwanted medications, which will be disposed of in an environmentally friendly manner for free.