BECKERS: TEAMWORK KEY TO DELHAIZE TURNAROUND

CHARLOTTE, N.C. -- An integrated corporate structure and a focus on accountability and learning have transformed Delhaize Group's U.S. operation from a disorganized, debt-ridden collection of struggling stores to a stronger, more consistent organization with a strong brand identity and sales exceeding the industry average, said Pierre-Olivier Beckers, chief executive officer of Delhaize, at an investor

CHARLOTTE, N.C. -- An integrated corporate structure and a focus on accountability and learning have transformed Delhaize Group's U.S. operation from a disorganized, debt-ridden collection of struggling stores to a stronger, more consistent organization with a strong brand identity and sales exceeding the industry average, said Pierre-Olivier Beckers, chief executive officer of Delhaize, at an investor conference here.

"If you go back to 2001, you'll see we weren't a group. We were a

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