BRUSSELS, Belgium — The 200 Food Lion stores that Delhaize revamped behind new price and service initiatives outperformed the rest of the chain and helped Delhaize post a quarterly increase in U.S. comparable-store sales for the first time in two years. Integration of category management functions at Delhaize’s U.S. banners was more costly in the quarter than the company anticipated, leading to a 2.7% decrease in U.S. profits for the quarter. Delhaize in the quarter earned $205 million on ...
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