BRUSSELS Jan 17 Belgian supermarkets group
Delhaize posted fourth-quarter revenues in line with
expectations and said its 2012 underlying operating profit fell
by 17.5 percent.
Delhaize has forecast underlying operating profit for the
full year would fall by 15-20 percent, with the result most
likely being at the lower end of that range.
Fourth-quarter sales rose 2.3 percent to 5.763 billion euros
($7.66 billion), broadly in line with the 5.79 billion euros
expected in a Reuters poll of eight analysts.
($1 = 0.7521 euros)
(Reporting by Robert-Jan Bartunek and Philip Blenkinsop)