As Beatrice Ponders Life Minus Lewis...

The sudden death of Reginald Lewis, the 50-year-old chairman and CEO of TLC Beatrice International, casts doubt on the future of his company. In 1987, Lewis thrust himself into Wall Street's uppermost ranks when he bought Beatrice International, a multinational food company, for $985 million. Today, Beatrice, which operates in 19 European countries, has sales of $1.5 billion.

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