MAPPING U.S. GROWTH

SALISBURY, N.C. -- Nearly 30 years after launching its business in the United States, Belgium-based Delhaize Group would be justified in taking time to celebrate its American anniversary.The group's U.S. sales are estimated by SN to total $15.4 billion in the fiscal year ending Jan. 3. But if the global retailer's top executives decide to whoop it up and toast their U.S. operation, they won't break

SALISBURY, N.C. -- Nearly 30 years after launching its business in the United States, Belgium-based Delhaize Group would be justified in taking time to celebrate its American anniversary.

The group's U.S. sales are estimated by SN to total $15.4 billion in the fiscal year ending Jan. 3. But if the global retailer's top executives decide to whoop it up and toast their U.S. operation, they won't break out champagne based on the size and potential scale of its holdings.

That's be

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