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Food Lion will close 113 stores, 10 in western Carolinas

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The company that owns the Food Lion grocery store chain announced Tuesday that it will close 113 under-performing stores throughout the country, including 10 in the western Carolinas.

Delhaize America said its actions were to strengthen its American portfolio by closing under-performing stores in areas that do not have as many Food Lion stores, retire the Bloom banner, convert some of the remaining Bloom and Bottom Dollar Food stores to Food Lion stores while closing some of the underperforming ones.

The company said all affected stores will close within 30 days, and store conversions will begin immediately.

As a result of the closings, the company said approximately 4,900 associates will be without jobs. They said they will provide severance to eligible associates and will work with government officials to assist with transition support.

In Newberry, the Food Lion at 709 Kendall Road will close. The store at 4377 Highway 24 in Anderson will close.

The 1332 South Pleasantburg Drive store will close in Greenville. The 3093 South Highway 14 Food Lion in Greer will close along with the Inman 11295 Asheville Highway store.

In Laurens, the 241 Hillcrest Drive store will close.

Two Spartanburg Food Lions will close, the 2430 Reidville Road store and the 230 Cedar Springs Road store.

In western North Carolina, two stores will close. The Hendersonville 800 Greenville Highway and Weaverville 165 Weaver Boulevard Food Lions will close their doors.

Following all of the closings and conversions, Food Lion will operate in 10 states and have 1,127 stores.

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