Food Lion LLC
2110 Executive Drive
P.O. Box 1330
Salisbury, NC 28145-1330
Food Lion, based in Salisbury, N.C., is a company of Delhaize America, the U.S. division of Brussells-based Delhaize Group (NYSE:DEF). Food Lion has a long-standing heritage of low prices and convenient locations.
Food Lion was founded as Food Town on December 11, 1957, in Salisbury, N.C., by Brown Ketner, Ralph Ketner and Wilson Smith.
By the time Delhaize "Le Lion", now parent company Delhaize Group, acquired its first stake in the company in 1974, 19 stores were in existence. In 1982 Food Town hit another milestone as it changed its name to Food Lion to represent expansion and the heritage of its parent company.
Today, Food Lion operates more than 1,100 supermarkets in 10 stores, including Delaware, Georgia, Kentucky, Maryland, North Carolina, Pennsylvania, South Carolina, Tennessee, Virginia and West Virginia. Food Lion employs more than 62,000 associates, with 31,000 in North Carolina, the home of its corporate offices and more than 500 stores.
Food Lion is committed to the communities, in which it operates, focusing on hunger relief and ending food insecurity. In 2013, Food Lion donated more than 44 million pounds of product to food banks and feeding agencies in the communities it serves, among other philanthropic contributions.
Products: More than 28,000 different products offered in each store
Private label: Approximately 5,000 Food Lion brand products
Customers per week: More than 10 million
Employees: Approximately 62,000
Locations: 10 Southeastern and Mid-Atlantic states: DE, GA, MD, PA, TN, WV, KY, NC, SC, VA
Distribution Centers: Seven centers in five states
North Carolina - 3
Pennsylvania, South Carolina, Tennessee and Virginia - 1 each
Miles driven per year: 52 million
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