BRUSSELS — Disappointed at being passed over for promotion to chief executive officer of Delhaize Group, Roland Smith abruptly resigned as the retailer’s U.S. CEO last week while observers looked to see who might follow him out the door. Delhaize last week surprised many industry observers when it named former Metro AG executive Frans Muller as its new CEO. While company officials confirmed that Smith was “naturally disappointed” at having not been selected to ...

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