Inflation sparks 'solid' Q4 sales at Food Lion, Hannaford

Food price inflation helped U.S. banners Food Lion and Hannaford post “solid” sales gains in the fiscal fourth quarter, Belgium-based parent Delhaize Group said in preliminary financial results released Monday.

U.S. sales totaled $4.7 billion for the quarter and $17.8 billion in the fiscal year, Delhaize said. Excluding the effect of an extra week in the quarter and fiscal year, sales increased by 3.8% in

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