THE EUROPEAN COAST

Earlier this month, as all SN readers know, Food Lion agreed to acquire Hannaford Bros. Food Lion is controlled by Delhaize Le Lion, the Brussels-based retailer. And, in upcoming days, Food Lion's stock will no longer be listed on Nasdaq, but will be enveloped into a new entity, Delhaize America, which will be listed on the Big Board.These facts bring to mind the increase in European retailers' control

Earlier this month, as all SN readers know, Food Lion agreed to acquire Hannaford Bros. Food Lion is controlled by Delhaize Le Lion, the Brussels-based retailer. And, in upcoming days, Food Lion's stock will no longer be listed on Nasdaq, but will be enveloped into a new entity, Delhaize America, which will be listed on the Big Board.

These facts bring to mind the increase in European retailers' control over the food-retailing business in the United States, particularly that of the Ea

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