BRUSSELS — Price and service investments at the Food Lion banner continued to pressure profits for Delhaize Group during the fiscal second quarter, the retailer here said Wednesday. Overall U.S. sales decreased by 3.1% to $4.7 billion, although sales were up by 0.3% excluding the 126 Food Lion stores closed in February. Comparable-store sales decreased by 0.6%. Operating profits were down by 24.5%, and operating margin as a percent of sales decreased a full percent to 3.3% of ...
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