SCARBOROUGH, Maine -- Though its Northeast sales are strong, Hannaford Bros. here is experiencing growing pains in the Southeast, where sales are below expectations, Hugh Farrington, president and chief executive officer, told shareholders at last week's annual meeting here. "Because of competitive activity -- some expected and some not -- our sales and margins [in the Southeast] have been somewhat less than anticipated," Farrington said. Other difficulties in the Southeast include staffing ...

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