DELHAIZE '96 OPENING SET AT NEARLY 100

LONDON (FNS) -- Delhaize Le Lion Group, Brussels, Belgium, said it expects nearly 100 store additions this year throughout its food retail operations in Europe and the United States.rst half, the group opened 16 stores in Belgium, where it operates 110 supermarkets, 52 Dial stores, 86 Di units, 196 affiliated stores and 22 Tom & Co. units.P.G. Group, Boulogne-Sur-Mer, France, opened two stores in

LONDON (FNS) -- Delhaize Le Lion Group, Brussels, Belgium, said it expects nearly 100 store additions this year throughout its food retail operations in Europe and the United States.

rst half, the group opened 16 stores in Belgium, where it operates 110 supermarkets, 52 Dial stores, 86 Di units, 196 affiliated stores and 22 Tom & Co. units.

P.G. Group, Boulogne-Sur-Mer, France, opened two stores in the first six months of the year and plans to add another two in the second half, Delhaize said. Alfa-Beta Vassilopoulos, Athens, Greece, added three stores in the first half and plans three more plus a distribution center for the second half.

Food Lion, Delhaize's Salisbury, N.C.-based U.S. subsidiary, expects to open 43 stores in the second half. It opened seven supermarkets in the first half.