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• Ahold announced that its fourth quarter same-store sales at Stop & Shop rose 1.3 percent compared to the same period a year ago, not 1.8 percent, and that same-store sales at Giant of Landover fell 0.7 percent, not 0.4 percent as reported last week.

"The discrepancies occurred as a result of a manual calculation error," Ahold said.
KC's View:
There’s an unconfirmed rumor that Ahold has fired the only nine-fingered accountant on staff. MNB is checking it out.