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• Ahold reports Q4 sales up 0.6 percent to the equivalent of $13.4 billion (US). The company said that quarterly sales were up 2.3 percent in its Stop & Shop/Giant division, with same-store sales up 0.5 percent at Stop & Shop and down one percent at Giant. Same-store sales were up 2.9 percent at Giant of Carlisle, but were down 8.3 percent in its Tops division.

• France-based retailer Carrefour announced fourth quarter revenue that was the equivalent of $28.1 billion, up seven percent from a year ago. Sales for the period were up 6.1 percent to $101 billion.

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