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Old 01-12-2012, 12:03 AM
 
Location: Greenville, SC
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14 Food Lions closing in the state of South Carolina with most of them (seven) being in the upstate area. PDF file here: http://d1pmybhtyfsbgv.cloudfront.net...2-1-2948-0.pdf Jacksonville, FL got the worst of it. Ouch.
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Old 01-12-2012, 12:33 PM
 
Location: Mount Pleasant, SC
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Wasn't Food Lion bought out by Bi-Lo or something?

ETA: Oh wait, just remembered that was Winn-Dixie that was bought out. Never mind.

Last edited by southbel; 01-12-2012 at 12:37 PM.. Reason: memory lapse
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Old 01-12-2012, 04:19 PM
 
Location: Lexington, SC
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They are far, far down on my list of places to shop. I for one would not miss them.
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Old 01-12-2012, 07:30 PM
 
Location: home state of Myrtle Beach!
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When they opened in the Upstate I was driving by one everyday. They got some of my business based on sales or special offers. Their prices were higher than I paid at any of the 3 grocers on W Butler Rd in Mauldin unless it was on sale. I thought they were crazy when they expanded here; now they leave empty buildings in their wake and many unemployed. It will be hard for them to put that many into other locations I would think.

If you lose your job file for unemployment the 1st day you are unable to work.
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Old 01-12-2012, 08:03 PM
 
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Food Lion made many bad decisions that are causing several upstate South Carolina stores to close.

1.) Food Lion entered too quickly, then stopped opening stores.

2.) Food Lion lacked necessities that Bi-Lo, Ingle's and Publix offers. For example, all but one Food Lion in upstate South Carolina does not have an in-store pharmacy. Bi-Lo, Ingle's and Publix have in-store pharmacy departments in most locations.

3.) Food Lion focused on unnecessary technology and not enough on service and quality, specifically Bloom.
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Old 01-13-2012, 11:45 AM
 
Location: Eureka CA
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The Food Lion on Wilson between 295 and Blanding in Jacksonville FL had (as of October) the nicest staff I have ever experienced in a supermarket. I got to the checkout and didn't have one of their cards. One of the employees insisted I used HIS card. They seemed to be Christians, at least they were wishing everyone a "blessed day". Being nice doesn't always translate into profits.

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Old 01-15-2012, 11:36 PM
 
Location: Summerville, SC
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All honesty... I always saw Food Lion as a crappy grocery store and never went to them. In fact laughed when I saw one in Port Orange when I lived in FL(they are closing that one btw). Went in, exactly as I was used to.


Well I moved to Charleston(summerville area) and I regularrly shop at a Food Lion down the street, its great. Store is extremely clean and nice, updated. Food is good. Only complaints is Publix offers more products, but Food Lion has like 85-90% of them. I grew up in FL so Publix has always been a staple for me.
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Old 01-19-2012, 09:28 AM
 
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All honesty... I always saw Food Lion as a crappy grocery store and never went to them. In fact laughed when I saw one in Port Orange when I lived in FL(they are closing that one btw). Went in, exactly as I was used to.


Well I moved to Charleston(summerville area) and I regularrly shop at a Food Lion down the street, its great. Store is extremely clean and nice, updated. Food is good. Only complaints is Publix offers more products, but Food Lion has like 85-90% of them. I grew up in FL so Publix has always been a staple for me.

Ever since they changed the name from Food Town to Food Lion.. I havent shopped there.. They used to have a little rap song jingle that highlighted their extra low prices as the two rappers walked through the store with their company president... Ahh classic TV
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Old 01-20-2012, 10:59 AM
 
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Man I aint no spring chicken and I don't remember them being called Food Town.
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Old 01-21-2012, 11:24 AM
 
Location: Lexington, SC
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Wikipedia is good......

Food Lion was founded in 1957 in Salisbury, North Carolina as Food Town by Wilson Smith, Ralph Ketner, and Brown Ketner. The Food Lion name was adopted in 1983,[4] several years after Belgium-based grocer Delhaize acquired the Food Town company.[5] The name change, while puzzling for American customers, made economic and historic sense for Delhaize. Once known as "Delhaize Le Lion," the Belgian company was able to re-brand its new American subsidiary by changing just two letters on the "Food Town" signage.
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