HANNAFORD TO EXIT SOUTH TO GET OK OF DELHAIZE DEAL

SCARBOROUGH, Maine -- Hannaford Bros. here said last week it would sell or close all 51of its stores in the Southeast as it attempts to win Federal Trade Commission approval of its acquisition by Salisbury, N.C.-based Delhaize America.Hannaford and Delhaize said the FTC provided "guidance" for the divestiture of 38 Hannaford stores. The plan, contingent upon FTC approval of the merger, calls for Hannaford

SCARBOROUGH, Maine -- Hannaford Bros. here said last week it would sell or close all 51of its stores in the Southeast as it attempts to win Federal Trade Commission approval of its acquisition by Salisbury, N.C.-based Delhaize America.

Hannaford and Delhaize said the FTC provided "guidance" for the divestiture of 38 Hannaford stores. The plan, contingent upon FTC approval of the merger, calls for Hannaford to sell 20 stores to Kroger Co., Cincinnati; 12 stores and one site under const

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