EXCHANGE RATE WEAKENS DELHAIZE'S 2003 SALES

BRUSSELS, Belgium -- Delhaize Group here said its 2003 sales were negatively impacted by the weakened U.S. dollar, partially offset by the acquisition of the Harvey's banner and improving sales trends at other U.S. chains. The company also divested its Shop N Save chain in Singapore in 2003.he fourth quarter, to $4.2 billion, and 3.5% for the year, to $15.6 billion. Comparable-store sales were up

BRUSSELS, Belgium -- Delhaize Group here said its 2003 sales were negatively impacted by the weakened U.S. dollar, partially offset by the acquisition of the Harvey's banner and improving sales trends at other U.S. chains. The company also divested its Shop N Save chain in Singapore in 2003.

he fourth quarter, to $4.2 billion, and 3.5% for the year, to $15.6 billion. Comparable-store sales were up 2.9% in the fourth quarter and 0.6% for the year. The company said all of its U.S. banne

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