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Delhaize Group SA/NV
Type Public (Euronext: DELB, NYSEDEG)
Founded 1867
Headquarters Brussels, Belgium
Key people Pierre-Olivier Beckers (CEO), Georges Jacobs (Chairman of the board)
Industry Retail
Services Supermarkets, hypermarkets, convenience stores, wholesale
Revenue €19.02 billion (2008)[1]
Operating income €904 million (2008)[1]
Profit €467 million (2008)[1]
Employees 106,250 (FTE, 2008)[1]

Delhaize Group (Euronext: DELB, NYSEDEG) is a food retailer headquartered in Belgium which operates in eight countries and on three continents.[2] The principal activity of Delhaize Group is the operation of food supermarkets.



Delhaize Group was founded in Belgium in 1867.

As of 31 December 2006, Delhaize Group had a sales network (which includes directly operated, franchised, and affiliated stores) of 2,705 stores and employed approximately 140,000 people. Store formats are primarily supermarkets, which represent 85% of Delhaize Group's sales network. Delhaize Group's sales network also includes other store formats such as neighborhood stores, convenience stores, and specialty stores.

In addition to food retailing, which accounted for approximately 95% of Delhaize Group's sales in 2005, Delhaize Group also engages in food wholesaling to stores in its sales network and in nonfood retailing of products such as pet products and health and beauty products.

Delhaize Group recorded sales of €19.225 billion in 2006 and net income of €351.9 million. Delhaize Group's operations are located primarily in the United States (Food Lion LLC, Hannaford Bros. Co., and Sweetbay Supermarket) and Belgium. Other operations are located in Germany, Greece, Romania, and Indonesia.

In 2007, the company left the Czech market after 16 years and sold all of its 97 supermarkets to Billa.[3] In 2009, the company left the German market after 6 years and sold all of its 4 supermarkets to REWE Group.

Sales divisions

Operating locations includes:




  • Delhaize
  • AD Delhaize
  • Proxy Delhaize
  • Shop'n Go
  • City Delhaize
  • Red Market
  • Tom&Co
  • Caddyhome


  • Delhaize
  • City Delhaize



North America

United States

Operates as Delhaize America, a wholly owned subsidiary of Delhaize Group:



  • Super INDO

See also


  1. ^ a b c d "Annual Report 2008". Delhaize. Retrieved 2009-05-25.  
  2. ^ Delhaize Group operating companies
  3. ^ BILLA ČR zdvojnásobí podíl na trhu, obrat, počet prodejen i zaměstnanců (BILLA ČR will double its market share, sales, number of supermarkets and employees) (Delvita press release, 1 June 2007)

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