- From 17 stores opened in North Carolina in 1974, Delhaize America now runs just under 13,000 supermarkets in 11 states across the south east and mid-Atlantic regions of the US - Trade names include Food Lion, Kash n' Karry, Save n Pack and soon Hannaford and Shop N Save - The Delhaize Group is dominated by the US operation, in which it has a 53% stake. In 1999 Delhaize America contributed more than 70% of group sales and more than 80% of earnings before tax - 1999 sales reached US$10.9bn, up 6.5% on the previous year. This growth was helped by a continued boom in the US economy, which grew for the 106th consecutive month in January 2000 {{FEATURES }}