DELHAIZE: TRENDS CONTINUE UPWARD

BRUSSELS, Belgium -- Delhaize Group here last week said the stronger trends in sales and profits it reported in the second quarter continued in the third quarter as the company saw benefits from cost-cutting and remerchandising initiatives. The results have led it to increase its earnings guidance for the year for a second time.In a conference call with analysts discussing its results for the period,

BRUSSELS, Belgium -- Delhaize Group here last week said the stronger trends in sales and profits it reported in the second quarter continued in the third quarter as the company saw benefits from cost-cutting and remerchandising initiatives. The results have led it to increase its earnings guidance for the year for a second time.

In a conference call with analysts discussing its results for the period, Pierre-Olivier Beckers, president and chief executive officer, said the Delhaize Gro

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