Delhaize Group has reported second-quarter sales reached E5.1bn (£4.4bn), corresponding to an increase of 4.2% at actual exchange rates compared with the same period in 2010. Net profit rose 1.9% to E117m (£101.7m) while operating profit decreased by 7.8% to E209m (£181.6m).

Delhaize Group plans a net addition of 115 to 125 stores to the network by the end of the year. The retailer expects to be able to seize smaller acquisition opportunities in southeastern Europe.