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Old 02-05-2013, 05:12 PM
 
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Seems like these big layoff announcements are coming one right after another these days.

Delhaize which bought Salisbury based Foodlion years ago, has announced it will be laying off 350 corporate level jobs. Since the bulk of these jobs are located in Rowan county it's expected that most will be in this area. I know several people who live in Charlotte that may be affected by this. Unfortunately these are all going to be well paying jobs that will disappear from the local economy.

They also will not be hiring additional 150 that previously existed.

Delhaize to lay off 350 corporate employees | Salisbury Post
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Old 02-06-2013, 02:20 PM
 
Location: Charlotte Metro Area
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Seems like these big layoff announcements are coming one right after another these days.

Delhaize which bought Salisbury based Foodlion years ago, has announced it will be laying off 350 corporate level jobs. Since the bulk of these jobs are located in Rowan county it's expected that most will be in this area. I know several people who live in Charlotte that may be affected by this. Unfortunately these are all going to be well paying jobs that will disappear from the local economy.

They also will not be hiring additional 150 that previously existed.

Delhaize to lay off 350 corporate employees | Salisbury Post
They also closed over 40 stores last month (mostly Sweet Bay in Florida, but included the Food Lion in Belmont) and replaced the CEO who used to be on their TV commercials.

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Old 02-06-2013, 03:40 PM
 
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I think we need to wait and see where all the jobs are located. While there are 2,500 employees in Salisbury, there are also 1,000 in Maine. And since it also said the positions will be "above store manager," it could also include District Manager types that are spread throughout the east coast. Obviously it's not good either way, but we don't really know the specific effect on the local economy yet.
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Old 02-06-2013, 10:27 PM
 
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And the hits just keep on comin'. FORWARD!
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Old 02-07-2013, 07:32 AM
 
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I must have been contacted by corporate recruiters at Delhaize at least 10 times over the past 2 years. I think they have been losing employees for some time now - or else this number would have been much higher.
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Old 02-07-2013, 08:08 AM
 
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And the hits just keep on comin'. FORWARD!
I don't know when you were last in a Food Lion, but I would blame this less on Obama than the management of the company. Our Food Lion is very disorganized, dirty, and the staff mostly stands around looking confused. You can't run a company like that and expect it to be sustainable.
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Old 02-07-2013, 08:15 AM
 
Location: Union County
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I don't know when you were last in a Food Lion, but I would blame this less on Obama than the management of the company. Our Food Lion is very disorganized, dirty, and the staff mostly stands around looking confused. You can't run a company like that and expect it to be sustainable.
Seriously... what is the deal with these people? You run a $#@! business and blame blame blame... amazing.
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Old 02-07-2013, 09:39 AM
 
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Lightbulb What kind of name is "Food Lion" anyway?

When Harris Teeter and Walmart are expanding, and Publix and Whole Foods are entering the market, you know the problem is with Food Lion, not the economy.

(Not to mention Trader Joe's too.)
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Old 02-07-2013, 10:06 AM
 
Location: Charlotte NC
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I know a female who works at a Food Lion and said they had to replace the store manager because he was incredibly bad at his job. I've been in one clean Food Lion in Southport... but Walmart and Loews were cleaner.

I think the meat coloring scandal did them in and the rebranding failed.
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Old 02-07-2013, 10:19 AM
 
Location: The place where the road & the sky collide
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I know a female who works at a Food Lion and said they had to replace the store manager because he was incredibly bad at his job. I've been in one clean Food Lion in Southport... but Walmart and Loews were cleaner.

I think the meat coloring scandal did them in and the rebranding failed.
My sister thought that I was exaggerating about Food Lion until a Bottom Dollar opened near her. Now she gets it.
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