SALISBURY, N.C. -- Delhaize Group's launch into America almost 30 years ago was born out of desperation. After years of fast growth in its home base of Belgium, Delhaize -- then known as Delhaize Le Lion -- hit an expansion roadblock. Belgium and other European countries enacted laws that severely limited expansion for large food retail chains. Delhaize Le Lion, whose origins date back to 1867, was forced to consider growth in other markets for the first time. The United States became a ...

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