SALISBURY, N.C. — Making his first public pronouncements since taking charge of Delhaize America four months ago, Roland Smith pledged to accelerate the repositioning of Food Lion; increase price competitiveness at Hannaford; and optimize the Bottom Dollar format. Speaking at a conference call last week reviewing Delhaize Group’s fourth quarter financial results, Smith said he’d evaluated “hundreds” of initiatives that Delhaize was working on before his ...

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