International News - Delhaize has a good start

Food giant Delhaize notched up an increase in first-quarter sales, before the impact of currency, of 3.8 per cent. Comparable sales edged up 2.5 per cent at the US division and 3.1 per cent in Belgium. A weak dollar meant overall sales fell 6 per cent to EUR4.4 billion (£2.93 billion).