BRUSSELS — Investments in pricing and private label are helping Delhaize Group manage a difficult consumer environment, the company, based here, said last week. In the U.S., an emphasis on pricing and private-label goods boosted quarterly sales momentum despite reduced volumes at Food Lion and Hannaford Bros., Pierre Oliver-Beckers, chief executive officer, said in a conference call. “We believe the rollout of the common private-label assortment in the U.S. could not have been timed ...

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