BRUSSELS — Delhaize Group here said operating profits and revenues at its U.S. division fell in the fiscal third quarter amid a difficult competitive and economic environment in the Southeast. The parent of the Food Lion, Hannaford Bros. and Sweetbay chains said operating profits were down 6.5% in the quarter, to $243 million, on a 0.8% decline in revenues, to $4.73 billion, compared with year-ago results. Comparable-store sales in the U.S. were down 1.8%. "The economic and competitive ...
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