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August 27, 2012

Royal Ahold's U.S. subsidiary saw net sales rise 3.4% in light of challenging market conditions, the retailer reported last week.

AMSTERDAM — Royal Ahold's U.S. subsidiary saw net sales rise 3.4% in light of challenging market conditions, the retailer reported last week.

August 27, 2012

Stop & Shop once again is offering flu vaccinations at all of its in-store pharmacies.

QUINCY, Mass. — Stop & Shop once again is offering flu vaccinations at all of its in-store pharmacies.

Flu shots are provided any time the pharmacy is open and are administered by Stop & Shop's in-store pharmacists. The cost for the flu shot is $30 and most major insurance plans along with Medicare are accepted. Stop & Shop noted that its pharmacists also are available to provide on-site flu clinics at workplaces.

August 7, 2012

Stop & Shop has unveiled a program designed to raise funds for hunger relief agencies that will provide healthy food to local communities.

QUINCY, Mass. — Stop & Shop has unveiled a program designed to raise funds for hunger relief agencies that will provide healthy food to local communities.

The Healthy Ideas Food for Friends program — a fresh new take on Stop & Shop's annual Food for Friends program, which raises money to feed those in need — now is running in New England stores across Massachusetts, Rhode Island, New Hampshire and most of Connecticut through Aug. 19.

July 31, 2012

An Ahold USA executive has received honors from a New England business publication.

CARLISLE, Pa. — An Ahold USA executive has received honors from a New England business publication.

Ahold USA announced Tuesday that EVP and CFO Paula Price was named 2012 CFO of the Year in the public company category by the Boston Business Journal and was honored at the newspaper's annual luncheon last Wednesday. Ahold USA, a subsidiary of Netherlands-based Royal Ahold, operates the Stop & Shop, Giant-Landover and Giant-Carlisle supermarket chains and the Peapod online grocery service.

July 19, 2012

Supermarket chain Stop & Shop encouraged healthy lifestyles among children with an interactive event in Boston Tuesday.

QUINCY, Mass. — Supermarket chain Stop & Shop encouraged healthy lifestyles among children with an interactive event in Boston Tuesday.

June 6, 2012

Royal Ahold's U.S. subsidiary saw net sales jump 2.8% to $7.8 billion during first quarter 2012, the company said Wednesday.

AMSTERDAM — Royal Ahold's U.S. subsidiary saw net sales jump 2.8% to $7.8 billion during first quarter 2012, the company said Wednesday.

May 30, 2012

Two supermarket chains owned by Royal Ahold are dispensing prescription pet drugs at their stores, they said Wednesday.

QUINCY, Mass. — Two supermarket chains owned by Royal Ahold are dispensing prescription pet drugs at their stores, they said Wednesday.

April 25, 2012

Two of Royal Ahold's U.S. supermarket chains are offering new labeling to make gluten-free foods easier to find in the store, while one has launched a new magazine to address childhood obesity.

LANDOVER, Md. — Two of Royal Ahold's U.S. supermarket chains are offering new labeling to make gluten-free foods easier to find in the store, while one has launched a new magazine to address childhood obesity.

April 16, 2012

Stop & Shop's New York metro division is inviting customers to help support pediatric cancer research at Memorial Sloan-Kettering Cancer Center through the retailer's annual Triple Winner Game.

PURCHASE, N.Y. — Stop & Shop's New York metro division is inviting customers to help support pediatric cancer research at Memorial Sloan-Kettering Cancer Center through the retailer's annual Triple Winner Game.

March 26, 2012

Ahold's 756 stores in the Northeast will no longer carry a beef filler product that has attracted significant controversy among consumers lately.

QUINCY, Mass. — Ahold's 756 stores in the Northeast will no longer carry a beef filler product that has attracted significant controversy among consumers lately.

Stop & Shop, Giant-Landover and Giant-Carlisle simultaneously announced that they would no longer purchase ground beef containing finely textured beef, which often is derided as "pink slime" due to its pink color and viscous texture.

March 13, 2012

A Northeastern supermarket chain has made a business magazine's list of the top 10 most innovative companies in the food industry.

QUINCY, Mass. — A Northeastern supermarket chain has made a business magazine's list of the top 10 most innovative companies in the food industry.

March 5, 2012

Stop & Shop announced that its New England and New York Metro divisions and its customers were able to give back more than $22 million in 2011 into the hundreds of communities in which they operate.

QUINCY, Mass., and PURCHASE, N.Y. — Stop & Shop announced that its New England and New York Metro divisions and its customers were able to give back more than $22 million in 2011 into the hundreds of communities in which they operate.

January 24, 2012

Stop & Shop announced that its customers and partners donated nearly $2 million through the company's annual fundraising program.

QUINCY, Mass. — Stop & Shop announced that its customers and partners donated nearly $2 million through the company's annual fundraising program.

The supermarket chain said it will donate 100% of the funds, raised through the 22nd annual Food for Friends program, to regional food banks and local pantries across the Northeast as part of the company's hunger relief efforts.

The storewide effort ran from Oct. 28 and through Dec. 11, 2011.

January 19, 2012

Ahold experienced several bright spots during its fourth quarter and full year, the Dutch supermarket company said.

AMSTERDAM — Ahold experienced several bright spots during its fourth quarter and full year, the Dutch supermarket company said.

Fourth-quarter net sales totaled $9.4 billion, a 4.5% increase above the year-ago period, while net sales for the year increased by 2.5% to $39.1 billion.

January 18, 2012

Stop & Shop has reintroduced its Guaranteed Value product line in an effort to help customers on a budget.

QUINCY, Mass. — Stop & Shop has reintroduced its Guaranteed Value product line in an effort to help customers on a budget.

The line, which includes about 200 items, touts prices that are an average of 20% to 25% less than national brands. What's more, 60% of the items cost $2 or less. What's more, packaging for items that are part of Guaranteed Value have undergone a makeover, with the yellow, blue and red packaging being replaced with a bright orange and white design that highlights the value offered with each product.

January 4, 2012

As part of its renewed commitment to help shoppers keep their families healthy, Stop & Shop has launched a new promotion that can benefit kids' schools.

PURCHASE, N.Y. — As part of its renewed commitment to help shoppers keep their families healthy, Stop & Shop has launched a new promotion that can benefit kids' schools.

Now through March 28, parents can help earn triple A+ School Rewards for their child's school by purchasing Healthy Ideas labeled products. Healthy Ideas is the supermarket chain's product labeling and shelf tag system, which was launched in September and is designed to customers find healthy options as they shop the aisles.

December 6, 2011

Stop & Shop is hoping to inspire families to make small changes to be healthy.

QUINCY, Mass. — Stop & Shop is hoping to inspire families to make small changes to be healthy.

The company on Tuesday afternoon will host its Healthy Kids Summit at the Dana-Farber Field House at Patriot Place in Foxborough, Mass., which will unite the retailer with local community experts who are aiding the fight against childhood obesity.

December 2, 2011

Stop & Shop has entered a definitive agreement to acquire three stores, located in Staten Island, N.Y., from supermarket chain King Kullen.

FAIRFIELD, Conn. — Stop & Shop has entered a definitive agreement to acquire three stores, located in Staten Island, N.Y., from supermarket chain King Kullen.

"Stop & Shop is looking forward to expanding our presence on Staten Island," said Don Sussman, division president of Stop & Shop's N.Y. metro division. "These new locations will offer more island customers the best combination of quality, convenience and value they have come to expect from Stop & Shop."

November 22, 2011

Dutch supermarket operator Royal Ahold reported sales of $9.3 billion and profits of $347.8 million in third quarter 2011, the company said.

AMSTERDAM — Dutch supermarket operator Royal Ahold reported sales of $9.3 billion and profits of $347.8 million in third quarter 2011, the company said.

November 8, 2011

Stop & Shop announced that it is debuting a new store format in Chelmsford, Mass.

QUINCY, Mass. — Stop & Shop announced that it is debuting a new store format in Chelmsford, Mass.

According to the company, the 72,000-sq.-ft. store will replace the former 38,500-sq.-ft. location in Chelmsford.

November 4, 2011

South of France Natural Body Care is launching a social media campaign anchored by its new blog, TheSoapDishMagazine.com, which went live Friday.

GREENSBORO, N.C. — South of France Natural Body Care is launching a social media campaign anchored by its new blog, TheSoapDishMagazine.com, which went live Friday.

October 25, 2011

Stop & Shop announced that it has expanded the availability of its Scan It! Mobile shopping app.

QUINCY, Mass. — Stop & Shop announced that it has expanded the availability of its Scan It! Mobile shopping app.

First introduced last June for iPhone 3GS and 4G in three stores, Scan It! now is also available for many Android devices, which will double the reach of customers, the company said. In addition, the pilot will expand to an additional 42 Stop & Shop stores in Massachusetts, Rhode Island and Connecticut.

October 25, 2011

Stop & Shop once again will host its annual hunger relief program.

QUINCY, Mass. — Stop & Shop once again will host its annual hunger relief program.

The supermarket chain said that its Food for Friends program, now in its 22nd year, will kick off Friday and run through Dec. 8. Customers who donate $1, $3, or $5 at their local Stop & Shop will help support local and regional hunger relief organizations. Additionally, customers who donate $5 to Food for Friends also will receive a $5 coupon booklet from Kraft Foods (while supplies last), the company said.

October 12, 2011

The Network of Executive Women has elected five new members at large to its board of directors.

CHICAGO — The Network of Executive Women has elected five new members at large to its board of directors.

New board members are Mike Byron, president of supplier diversity for Supervalu; Sarah Chartrand, SVP diversity, talent management and organizational development for Ahold USA; Marnette Perry, SVP Kroger; Suzanne Sears, VP global market development at Kimberly-Clark; and Karen Stuckey, SVP merchandising and general merchandise manager of the home division for Walmart Stores.

October 10, 2011

Supermarket chain Stop & Shop will work with Foodshare to sponsor events at its stores in Hartford, Conn., to help qualifying residents access the Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program benefit.

NEW YORK — Supermarket chain Stop & Shop will work with Foodshare to sponsor events at its stores in Hartford, Conn., to help qualifying residents access the Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program benefit.

About 70% of Connecticut residents who qualify for SNAP, formerly known as the food stamp program, actually receive the benefit, Stop & Shop said. This is because of such issues as language barriers, lack of transportation or lack of knowledge of the program.