DELHAIZE VOLUME RISES IN HALF; 152 UNITS ADDED

BRUSSELS -- Delhaize here said last week its sales rose 6.3% to $6.8 billion for the 26-week half ended June 30. In that period, the company -- owner of Food Lion, Salisbury, N.C., and Super Discount Markets, Lithia Springs, Ga. -- added 152 stores to give it a total of 2,056 units in 10 countries.rofit per share rose 12.4% to $1.53.Delhaize said it will continue to expand in the second half, adding

BRUSSELS -- Delhaize here said last week its sales rose 6.3% to $6.8 billion for the 26-week half ended June 30. In that period, the company -- owner of Food Lion, Salisbury, N.C., and Super Discount Markets, Lithia Springs, Ga. -- added 152 stores to give it a total of 2,056 units in 10 countries.

rofit per share rose 12.4% to $1.53.

Delhaize said it will continue to expand in the second half, adding 67 stores, not including the proposed 152-unit Hannaford Bros. acquisition

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