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Delhaize U.S. ops revenues down 0.4% for Q1


NEW YORK Delhaize Group reported that revenues at its U.S. operations decreased by 0.4% to $4.7 billion in the first quarter of 2010. According to the company, revenues were impacted by a negative comparable-store sales evolution of 1.8% (-1.2% unadjusted for the timing of Easter).

According to the company, in the United States, the number of items per customer transaction further increased during the first quarter of this year mainly driven by Food Lion. Hannaford continues to see growth in the number of transactions, and private brand penetration continued to increase compared with last year, Delhaize reported. 

At the end of March, Delhaize Group operated 1 596 supermarkets in the United States.

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