DELHAIZE TAKEOVER PRICE MAY RISE: ANALYSTS

SALISBURY, N.C. -- Delhaize America here is mulling last week's $2 billion takeover offer from its largest shareholder, Brussels-based Delhaize Group.Delhaize Group, which operates more than 2,100 supermarkets in 11 countries, currently controls 45% of Delhaize America through ownership of Delhaize's Class A and B stock. Delhaize America is the parent of U.S. supermarket chains Food Lion, Kash n'

SALISBURY, N.C. -- Delhaize America here is mulling last week's $2 billion takeover offer from its largest shareholder, Brussels-based Delhaize Group.

Delhaize Group, which operates more than 2,100 supermarkets in 11 countries, currently controls 45% of Delhaize America through ownership of Delhaize's Class A and B stock. Delhaize America is the parent of U.S. supermarket chains Food Lion, Kash n' Karry and Hannaford Bros.

The Belgium-based group said the offer would simplify

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