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Bottom Dollar Food debut 'promising'

| Friday, March 9, 2012

Grocery shoppers in the Pittsburgh area are boosting Belgian food retailer Delhaize Group's confidence in its Bottom Dollar Food store chain.

"With Bottom Dollar Food, we have developed a growth vehicle for the U.S.," CEO Pierre-Olivier Beckers said as the company reported fourth quarter and 2011 earnings Thursday. "Our recent successful entry in the Pittsburgh market confirms our outlook."

The discount chain opened 14 stores in Western Pennsylvania and the Youngstown, Ohio, area in January and February, with "promising" results, Delhaize said.

Bottom Dollar Food will continue expanding in Pittsburgh and Philadelphia this year, the company said. Delhaize also operates Food Lion stores in the U.S.

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