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Old 03-14-2016, 07:08 AM
 
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So dissapointed with Food Lion in Mooresville! Nothing to compare with Delhaize stores where I used to shop when I was in Brussels. Delhaize' stores in Brussels offer the fresh, good quality products with a large variety. It's a kind of Whole Food with a very affordable price. Unfortunately, it's not the case of Food Lion here. I came to Food Lion's stores two times when I first arrived here, and never come back since.
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Old 03-14-2016, 09:55 AM
 
Location: The place where the road & the sky collide
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So dissapointed with Food Lion in Mooresville! Nothing to compare with Delhaize stores where I used to shop when I was in Brussels. Delhaize' stores in Brussels offer the fresh, good quality products with a large variety. It's a kind of Whole Food with a very affordable price. Unfortunately, it's not the case of Food Lion here. I came to Food Lion's stores two times when I first arrived here, and never come back since.
While traveling in Luxembourg, I went into a Delhaize store, Match. It was very nice. I can't say the same for Food Lion.
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Old 03-15-2016, 05:43 PM
 
Location: Mauldin/Greenville
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Anyone can promote itself as having the lowest food prices in North Carolina and elsewhere. It takes more than competitive low prices to bring in customers.
Food Town/Food Lion was known as a low price leader with smaller, compact stores, and that concept did indeed drive its expansion and success. After a series of changes and missteps by Delhaize over the years, the brand became confused and began to falter, with quality control issues and poor customer service. As a result, customers began fleeing to Walmart, Aldi, Publix and Harris Teeter instead.

Food Lion is now trying to strike a balance between reasonable prices and nicer stores to regenerate business. And to improve customer service. But so far this is proving to be a challenge. As Walmart and Aldi have low prices, and Harris Teeter and Publix have nicer stores with better customer service.
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Old 03-16-2016, 10:46 AM
 
Location: The place where the road & the sky collide
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Food Town/Food Lion was known as a low price leader with smaller, compact stores, and that concept did indeed drive its expansion and success. After a series of changes and missteps by Delhaize over the years, the brand became confused and began to falter, with quality control issues and poor customer service. As a result, customers began fleeing to Walmart, Aldi, Publix and Harris Teeter instead.

Food Lion is now trying to strike a balance between reasonable prices and nicer stores to regenerate business. And to improve customer service. But so far this is proving to be a challenge. As Walmart and Aldi have low prices, and Harris Teeter and Publix have nicer stores with better customer service.
As many places that Ingles has absolutely crushed Food Lion, you'd think that they'd take some lessons from the Ingle family.
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Old 03-16-2016, 10:59 AM
 
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Has anyone been to Super G recently? I was super impressed with their produce selection and lunch counter. Some of the most underrated ramen in Charlotte.

If you haven't been and you like international food, take a trip over there and see what you may be missing.
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Old 03-16-2016, 07:28 PM
 
Location: huntersville
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Super G was the store that finally convinced my wife she made the right decision to move here (she's filipino-american and native NY'er). We get a great deal of our produce from there and helps us when we get a craving for Korean BBQ.
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Old 03-16-2016, 08:08 PM
 
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Awesome. I knew I wasn't the only one as it was packed in there. I am going to try to make a point to stop the next time I'm coming into town and need traffic the traffic to cool on Independence. It really is a great store.
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Old 03-16-2016, 09:30 PM
 
Location: South Carolina
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Food Town/Food Lion was known as a low price leader with smaller, compact stores, and that concept did indeed drive its expansion and success. After a series of changes and missteps by Delhaize over the years, the brand became confused and began to falter, with quality control issues and poor customer service. As a result, customers began fleeing to Walmart, Aldi, Publix and Harris Teeter instead.

Food Lion is now trying to strike a balance between reasonable prices and nicer stores to regenerate business. And to improve customer service. But so far this is proving to be a challenge. As Walmart and Aldi have low prices, and Harris Teeter and Publix have nicer stores with better customer service.
Food Lion has tried on many occasions to strike a balance between reasonable prices and reasonable stores to regain business. I am afraid it has ran out of opportunities under Delhaize. Ahold has the opportunity to improve Food Lion and improve it to a quality supermarket Bi-Lo was when it owned it.
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Old 03-16-2016, 09:33 PM
 
Location: South Carolina
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As many places that Ingles has absolutely crushed Food Lion, you'd think that they'd take some lessons from the Ingle family.
I wonder if Food Lion has learned its lessons. If staying the course of failed concepts and more stores closing satisfies it, more power to it.
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Old 03-17-2016, 01:04 AM
 
Location: The place where the road & the sky collide
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I wonder if Food Lion has learned its lessons. If staying the course of failed concepts and more stores closing satisfies it, more power to it.
I'm baffled by the latest announcement. They just redid the stores 2 years ago.

I read that Lidl is going to have limited baking in their stores. That will be yet another nail in Food Lion's coffin.
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