Delhaize Group has made great progress in making its American chains function more like a single company to create efficiencies, Pierre-Olivier Beckers, the company's chief executive officer, told SN in an interview. “The challenge of the integration of Delhaize America is absolutely equal to doing a heart transplant on someone while he or she is running a marathon,” he said. The effort began at the end of 2009, and has included combined procurement efforts and a more ...

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