U.S. Growth Drives Delhaize Sales Gains in 2006

BRUSSELS -- Delhaize Group here said yesterday that its year-over-year comparable-store sales in the United States were up 2.2% in the fourth quarter and 2.7% for all of 2006, led by strong performances at Food Lion and Hannaford Bros.

BRUSSELS -- Delhaize Group here said yesterday that its year-over-year comparable-store sales in the United States were up 2.2% in the fourth quarter and 2.7% for all of 2006, led by strong performances at Food Lion and Hannaford Bros. The company, which only released top-line results, said it had overall sales growth of 5.5% at identical exchange rates, to about $24.85 billion. The results were at the high end of the company‘s own projections, but fell below what some analys

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