Delhaize Group to Webcast Investor Conference

BRUSSELS, Belgium, November 22, 2006 - Delhaize Group (Euronext Brussels:DELB) (NYSE:DEG), the Belgian international food retailer, will webcast its conference with analysts and investors during a field trip in the United States on Thursday, November 30, 2006 (Baltimore, Maryland) and Friday, December 1, 2006 (Tampa, Florida). The presentations are planned as follows: - November 30, 2006: 8:00 a.m. to 11:00 a.m. EST (2:00 a.m. to 5:00 a.m. CET) - December 1, 2006: 8:00 a.m. to 11:00 a.m. EST (2:00 a.m. to 5:00 a.m. CET). The presentations will be broadcast live over the internet at www.delhaizegroup.com. A replay of the webcasts will be available at the same website. Contacts: Guy Elewaut: + 32 2 412 29 48 Geoffroy d'Oultremont: + 32 2 412 83 21 Hans Michiels: + 32 2 412 83 30 Ruth Kinzey (U.S. media): + 1 704 633 82 50 (ext. 2118) Amy Shue (U.S. investors): + 1 704 633 82 50 (ext. 2529) Delhaize Group Delhaize Group is a Belgian food retailer present in eight countries on three continents. At the end of September 2006, Delhaize Group's sales network consisted of 2,676 stores. In 2005, Delhaize Group posted EUR 18.6 billion (USD 23.2 billion) in net sales and other revenues and EUR 364.9 million (USD 450.4 million) in net profit. At the end of 2005, Delhaize Group employed approximately 135,700 people. Delhaize Group is listed on Euronext Brussels (DELB) and the New York Stock Exchange (DEG). Statements that are included or incorporated by reference in this press release and other written and oral statements made from time to time by Delhaize Group and its representatives, other than statements of historical fact, which address activities, events and developments that Delhaize Group expects or anticipates will or may occur in the future, including, without limitation, statements about strategic options, future strategies and the anticipated benefits of these strategies, are "forward-looking statements" within the meaning of the U.S. federal securities laws that are subject to risks and uncertainties. These forward-looking statements generally can be identified as statements that include phrases such as "guidance", "outlook", "projected", "believe", "target", "predict", "estimate", "forecast", "strategy", "may", "goal", "expect", "anticipate", "intend", "plan", "foresee", "likely", "will", "should" or other similar words or phrases. Although such statements are based on current information, actual outcomes and results may differ materially from those projected depending upon a variety of factors, including, but not limited to, changes in the general economy or the markets of Delhaize Group, in consumer spending, in inflation or currency exchange rates or in legislation or regulation; competitive factors; adverse determination with respect to claims; inability to timely develop, remodel, integrate or convert stores; and supply or quality control problems with vendors. Additional risks and uncertainties that could cause actual results to differ materially from those stated or implied by such forward-looking statements are described in Delhaize Group's Annual Report on Form 20-F for the year ended December 31, 2005 and other periodic filings made by Delhaize Group and Delhaize America with the U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission, which risk factors are incorporated herein by reference. Delhaize Group and Delhaize America disclaim any obligation to update developments of these risk factors or to announce publicly any revision to any of the forward-looking statements contained in this release, or to make corrections to reflect future events or developments