Earlier this month, as all SN readers know, Food Lion agreed to acquire Hannaford Bros. Food Lion is controlled by Delhaize Le Lion, the Brussels-based retailer. And, in upcoming days, Food Lion's stock will no longer be listed on Nasdaq, but will be enveloped into a new entity, Delhaize America, which will be listed on the Big Board. These facts bring to mind the increase in European retailers' control over the food-retailing business in the United States, particularly that of the East ...

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