FOOD LION STARTS TO ROAR

SALISBURY, N.C. -- Food Lion here may have been looking to buy respect when it said in August it had worked out a deal to purchase Hannaford Bros., Scarborough, Maine, for $3.6 billion."For many years the markets have indicated Food Lion must show it would become one of the leaders and consolidators and not just a regional player," said Pierre-Oliver Beckers, chief executive officer of Delhaize, Food

SALISBURY, N.C. -- Food Lion here may have been looking to buy respect when it said in August it had worked out a deal to purchase Hannaford Bros., Scarborough, Maine, for $3.6 billion.

"For many years the markets have indicated Food Lion must show it would become one of the leaders and consolidators and not just a regional player," said Pierre-Oliver Beckers, chief executive officer of Delhaize, Food Lion's Belgium-based majority stockholder.

And the Hannaford purchase appear

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