This excerpt taken from the DEG 20-F filed Jun 30, 2005.
Nature of Operations
The principal activity of Etablissements Delhaize Frères et Cie Le Lion (Groupe Delhaize) and subsidiaries (Delhaize Group) is the operation of food supermarkets in North America, Europe and Southeast Asia. Such retail operations are primarily conducted through Delhaize Groups subsidiary, Delhaize America, Inc. (Delhaize America) and its businesses in Belgium, the Grand-Duchy of Luxembourg and Germany (collectively, Delhaize Belgium). Additional food supermarkets included in Delhaize Groups sales network, in which Delhaize Group has no direct investment, are operated under affiliate and franchise agreements.
Delhaize Groups ordinary shares are listed on Euronext Brussels under the symbol DELB and Delhaize Groups American Depository Shares (ADS), as evidenced by American Depositary Receipts (ADR), are listed on the New York Stock Exchange (NYSE) under the symbol DEG.