Aldi U.S. said Friday that fewer than half of the 66 Bottom Dollar stores it acquired from Delhaize will reopen as Aldi stores. The announcement came as the companies completed the $15 million deal which was first announced late last year.
Hannaford Bros. is planning to open a 20,000-square-foot supermarket near its Scarborough, Maine, headquarters this summer that officials say could potentially serve as an expansion vehicle for the chain.
Delhaize officials including CEO Frans Muller and U.S. CEO Kevin Holt this week showed off a comprehensive rebranding underway at its Food Lion chain, affecting everything from how cakes are decorated to the uniforms its cashiers wear, underpinned by an effort to expand longstanding equity in convenience and price.
In a presentation at Natural Products Expo West, Alan Lewis of Natural Grocers described how newly adopted standards in dairy are changing the composition of the yogurt department at the retailer’s stores.
Delhaize Group on Thursday said sales and underlying profits in the U.S. increased in the fiscal fourth quarter, citing effects of comparable-store sales growth, a favorable sales mix and better sales leverage.