BRUSSELS — The 200 Food Lion stores that Delhaize revamped behind new price and service initiatives are improving sales as expected, but cost savings expected to pay for those improvements are coming along more slowly. Sales at the newly revamped stores outperformed the rest of the chain, Delhaize officials said in a conference call last week, helping the retailer to a quarterly increase in U.S. comparable-store sales for the first time in two years. With the sales came slimmer margins, ...

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