Delhaize: Sales grow at Hannaford, Food Lion in Q1

Delhaize: Sales grow at Hannaford, Food Lion in Q1

Delhaize Group said Wednesday that sales momentum at its Food Lion and Hannaford brands continued in the fiscal first quarter, with both U.S. brands posting comp growth despite price deflation and effects of an Easter calendar shift.

The U.S. operations combined for $4.5 billion in sales, a 1.9% increase. Comparable-store sales increased by 2.6% with growth at both banners, CEO Frans Muller said, paced by sales

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