Grocer Delhaize Group posted revenues of €10.2bn (£8.74bn) for the first half of the year, representing a 13.8% rise over the same period last year.

With the group’s largest market being the US, sales growth was largely attributable to a strengthening of the US dollar against the euro. Nevertheless, the result included an encouraging 2.7% increase of US revenues at identical exchange rates (with comparable store sales growth of 1.35%), a 2.7% increase in Belgian revenues, an 11.1% increase in Greek revenues due to the integration of Plus Hellas, and revenue growth of 33.3% at identical exchange rates in Romania and Indonesia.