Delhaize Group elects new members to board

BRUSSELS — The Belgium-based parent company of Delhaize America, which operates such banners as Food Lion and Harveys in the United States, has elected new members to its board of directors.

Delhaize Group on Thursday confirmed that its shareholders approved Hugh Farrington as director for a term of three years, as well as Jacques de Vaucleroy and Baron Vansteenkiste as independent directors for a term of four years each. What's more, shareholders also approved the appointment of Jean-Pierre Hansen, William McEwan and Mats Jansson as independent directors for a term of three years.

Additionally, Delhaize Group's president and CEO, Pierre-Olivier Beckers, confirmed the earlier-announced capital expenditures and network expansion guidance for the full year 2011.

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