Delhaize Cites Improvements

BRUSSELS — Delhaize Group here said comparable-sales fell 0.8% in the U.S. in the fourth quarter, an improvement over recent results that was driven by strong sales at the Hannaford Bros. banner and gains in the Southeast. The company also said it would ramp up its new-store growth in 2011, primarily in its overseas markets, but also with its soft discount Bottom Dollar Food format in the U.S. After

BRUSSELS — Delhaize Group here said comparable-sales fell 0.8% in the U.S. in the fourth quarter, an improvement over recent results that was driven by strong sales at the Hannaford Bros. banner and gains in the Southeast.

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