Delhaize Group and Delhaize America File Post-Effective Amendment With the SEC

A Supplement Containing Updated Financial Information Will be Mailed

To Delhaize America Shareholders



Apr 16, 2001, 01:00 ET from Delhaize America, Inc.

    BRUSSELS, Belgium and SALISBURY, N.C., April 16 /PRNewswire/ --
     Delhaize America, Inc. (NYSE:   DZA DZB) and Delhaize Group (Euronext: DELB)
 have filed with the Securities and Exchange Commission a post-effective
 amendment to their registration statement in connection with the proposed
 share exchange between the companies.  Delhaize America shareholders will vote
 on the share exchange proposal at the special meeting of shareholders on April
 25, 2001.
     Delhaize America is mailing to its shareholders a supplement containing
 excerpts from the Delhaize America and Delhaize Group post-effective
 amendment, which was filed with the SEC on April 13, 2001.  The post-effective
 amendment contains updated financial information for Delhaize Group through
 its fiscal year ended December 31, 2000.
     Delhaize America shareholders who would like to receive copies of this
 supplement prior to receiving it by mail will be able to download the
 information from www.delhaizegroup.com or www.delhaizeamerica.com.
 Additionally, Delhaize America shareholders may have the supplement delivered
 by electronic mail or by facsimile transmission by calling (704) 633-8250 ext.
 2529.
     Delhaize America shareholders may obtain copies of the post-effective
 amendment to the registration statement by visiting the website of the
 Securities and Exchange Commission at www.sec.gov.  Shareholders also may
 obtain copies from Delhaize America without charge upon written or oral
 request to: Delhaize America, Inc., 2110 Executive Drive, Salisbury, North
 Carolina 28145, Attn:  Investor Relations, Tel: (704) 633-8250 ext. 2529.  In
 addition, Delhaize America shareholders may call Georgeson Shareholder
 Communications Inc., Delhaize America's proxy solicitor, toll free at (800)
 223-2064.
 
     About Delhaize America
     Salisbury, N.C.-based Delhaize America is the parent company of Food Lion,
 Hannaford Bros. and Kash n' Karry.  With more than 1,400 stores from Maine to
 Florida, Delhaize America is one of the leading supermarket operators in the
 U.S.  In 2000, Delhaize America achieved sales of USD 12.7 billion (EUR 13.7
 billion) and net earnings of USD 155.5 million (EUR 168.7 million).  For more
 information, visit the Delhaize America web site at www.delhaizeamerica.com.
 
     About Delhaize Group
     Delhaize Group is a food retailer headquartered in Belgium and listed on
 Euronext Brussels.  At the end of 2000, Delhaize Group's sales network
 consisted of 2,310 stores in 10 countries on three continents.  In 2000,
 Delhaize Group achieved sales of EUR 18.2 billion (USD 16.9 billion) and net
 earnings of EUR 160.7 million (USD 148.8 million).  Delhaize Group employs
 approximately 152,000 persons.  For more information, visit the Delhaize Group
 web site at www.delhaizegroup.com.
 
     Information for Investors
     Questions can also be emailed to Investor@delhaizegroup.com.
     Investors are urged to read the relevant documents that were filed with
 the Securities and Exchange Commission by Delhaize Group and Delhaize America
 in connection with the share exchange.  These documents contain important
 information, including the identities of the participants in any solicitation
 of proxies or consents from Delhaize America shareholders and a description of
 such participants' interests in any such solicitation.  Free copies of the
 documents filed with the Securities and Exchange Commission will be available
 at either Delhaize Group headquarters in Brussels, Belgium, or Delhaize
 America headquarters in Salisbury, North Carolina.
 
     Safe Harbor
     This press release is not an offer or the solicitation of an offer to
 acquire any securities of Delhaize Group or Delhaize America and no such offer
 or solicitation will be made except in compliance with applicable securities
 laws.
     Certain statements contained in this press release and related statements
 by management may be deemed to be forward-looking statements.  These forward-
 looking statements involve a number of risks and uncertainties, including
 those described in Delhaize Group's and Delhaize America's filings with the
 Securities and Exchange Commission.  Neither Delhaize Group nor Delhaize
 America undertakes any obligation to update this forward-looking information
 except as required by law.
 
 

SOURCE Delhaize America, Inc.
    BRUSSELS, Belgium and SALISBURY, N.C., April 16 /PRNewswire/ --
     Delhaize America, Inc. (NYSE:   DZA DZB) and Delhaize Group (Euronext: DELB)
 have filed with the Securities and Exchange Commission a post-effective
 amendment to their registration statement in connection with the proposed
 share exchange between the companies.  Delhaize America shareholders will vote
 on the share exchange proposal at the special meeting of shareholders on April
 25, 2001.
     Delhaize America is mailing to its shareholders a supplement containing
 excerpts from the Delhaize America and Delhaize Group post-effective
 amendment, which was filed with the SEC on April 13, 2001.  The post-effective
 amendment contains updated financial information for Delhaize Group through
 its fiscal year ended December 31, 2000.
     Delhaize America shareholders who would like to receive copies of this
 supplement prior to receiving it by mail will be able to download the
 information from www.delhaizegroup.com or www.delhaizeamerica.com.
 Additionally, Delhaize America shareholders may have the supplement delivered
 by electronic mail or by facsimile transmission by calling (704) 633-8250 ext.
 2529.
     Delhaize America shareholders may obtain copies of the post-effective
 amendment to the registration statement by visiting the website of the
 Securities and Exchange Commission at www.sec.gov.  Shareholders also may
 obtain copies from Delhaize America without charge upon written or oral
 request to: Delhaize America, Inc., 2110 Executive Drive, Salisbury, North
 Carolina 28145, Attn:  Investor Relations, Tel: (704) 633-8250 ext. 2529.  In
 addition, Delhaize America shareholders may call Georgeson Shareholder
 Communications Inc., Delhaize America's proxy solicitor, toll free at (800)
 223-2064.
 
     About Delhaize America
     Salisbury, N.C.-based Delhaize America is the parent company of Food Lion,
 Hannaford Bros. and Kash n' Karry.  With more than 1,400 stores from Maine to
 Florida, Delhaize America is one of the leading supermarket operators in the
 U.S.  In 2000, Delhaize America achieved sales of USD 12.7 billion (EUR 13.7
 billion) and net earnings of USD 155.5 million (EUR 168.7 million).  For more
 information, visit the Delhaize America web site at www.delhaizeamerica.com.
 
     About Delhaize Group
     Delhaize Group is a food retailer headquartered in Belgium and listed on
 Euronext Brussels.  At the end of 2000, Delhaize Group's sales network
 consisted of 2,310 stores in 10 countries on three continents.  In 2000,
 Delhaize Group achieved sales of EUR 18.2 billion (USD 16.9 billion) and net
 earnings of EUR 160.7 million (USD 148.8 million).  Delhaize Group employs
 approximately 152,000 persons.  For more information, visit the Delhaize Group
 web site at www.delhaizegroup.com.
 
     Information for Investors
     Questions can also be emailed to Investor@delhaizegroup.com.
     Investors are urged to read the relevant documents that were filed with
 the Securities and Exchange Commission by Delhaize Group and Delhaize America
 in connection with the share exchange.  These documents contain important
 information, including the identities of the participants in any solicitation
 of proxies or consents from Delhaize America shareholders and a description of
 such participants' interests in any such solicitation.  Free copies of the
 documents filed with the Securities and Exchange Commission will be available
 at either Delhaize Group headquarters in Brussels, Belgium, or Delhaize
 America headquarters in Salisbury, North Carolina.
 
     Safe Harbor
     This press release is not an offer or the solicitation of an offer to
 acquire any securities of Delhaize Group or Delhaize America and no such offer
 or solicitation will be made except in compliance with applicable securities
 laws.
     Certain statements contained in this press release and related statements
 by management may be deemed to be forward-looking statements.  These forward-
 looking statements involve a number of risks and uncertainties, including
 those described in Delhaize Group's and Delhaize America's filings with the
 Securities and Exchange Commission.  Neither Delhaize Group nor Delhaize
 America undertakes any obligation to update this forward-looking information
 except as required by law.
 
 SOURCE  Delhaize America, Inc.