After a decade at the helm of Delhaize America, very little is clear about how the industry will perceive the legacy of Pierre-Olivier Beckers. On the one hand, the Salisbury, N.C.-based U.S. division of Delhaize Group tallied sales growth of about 22% during his tenure as chief executive officer, from $15.5 billion in 2003 to $18.8 billion in 2012. On the other hand, sales have declined in the last five years, from a high of $19.2 billion two years ago, and are expected to drop again ...
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