What is Finast?
Finast was a retail supermarket brand that existed in the northeastern United States until consolidating all its Northeast stores under the Edwards Super Food Store brand by its Dutch parent Royal Ahold in the mid-1990s. Finast was an acronym for First National Stores. Commonly referred to as "The First National," the chain operated under that name for decades, and ultimately created the Finast acronym for its store-brand products. Several years later, most of its stores were renamed Finast during a modernization effort.