Food Lion drives down prices with new...

Food Lion drives down prices with new concept

There are 39 comments on the Hampton Roads Daily Press story from Jun 29, 2007, titled Food Lion drives down prices with new concept. In it, Hampton Roads Daily Press reports that:

Food Lion LLC, a division of Brussels, Belgium-based Delhaize Group, announced Thursday the specific locations where the company would introduce its Bottom Dollar stores in Hampton Roads.

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Since: May 07

Stockbridge Mass

#21 Feb 28, 2009
Hate Food Lion wrote:
Food Lion has worms in their chicken.
I thought the bleach killed them?
Cathy

Smithfield, NC

#22 Apr 21, 2009
I was unable to purchase $17.54 in groceries at The Fresh Market at the Cary, North Carolina store and apparantly they do not accept out-of-state checks. I just moved here and they turned me away. The funny thing is, I used an out-of-state check a couple of weeks ago at the same store and the cashier did not say anything. It was just on this time that they turned me down. I went to Lowes Foods to do my grocery shopping. I will never shop at Fresh Market again. I went home and called all of my family and friends and we are going to boycott that store. I will get my bank account set up here in the next couple of days, get a debit card and still never shop at Fresh Market again.
Monte

West Palm Beach, FL

#23 Apr 22, 2009
Very few grocery chains accept out of state checks, without you having to fill out a check cashing card...

Since: May 07

Stockbridge Mass

#24 Apr 22, 2009
The Harris Tetter(sp) in New Bern N.C. did it for me,I did need a picture ID
abusedinCharlott eNC

Mooresville, NC

#25 Apr 21, 2010
Customer service manager is regularly abusive to the cashiers. Not for lack of performance. Just because she can. human resources ignores reports of abuse.
I've seen things happen in store 111 that if i reported to channel 9 or whoever, Food Lion would probably sue and win, even though they are in the wrong.
I have been slapped on the behind more than once, encouraged to extend expiration dates in the deli.
I have been threatened with being sent back up front to be a cashier, and be fired.
During my first six months I got a lot of hours in, but after i complained to human resources about abuse from a manager they cut my hours to nothing and when i am working , there is always a csm to dish out numerous types of mental abuse. it's sad really. Food lion rewards evil managers for keeping benifits down by turning the hourly staff over for new peole not there long enough to get any of the benifits they promise you.
Customers regularly ask to have items voided from their purchases, and you of couse void the items per customer request. then later the manager harrases you for ten minutes becaus you have voids. The customer service manager in that store creates drama and makes up lies and accusations to f-k with the hourly workers she is pure evil from head to toe every cashier in the store agrees that she is evil moral is running low and if you wonder whats wrong with a cashier it's her it's the evil abuser at store 111, ruining the moral of the poor houly workers , poor cashiers at store 111 unite let's actually do something about the abuse... well i can dream about righting the wrong even if i know justice never happens in a company like Food lion.
abusedinCharlott eNC

Mooresville, NC

#26 Apr 21, 2010
but really Meagan, i love you anyway , even though your retaliatory agenda is ruining my experience at food lion, i know your just the kind of CSM that food lion rewards for driving benifit payout low before they close a store.
Shopper

AOL

#27 Apr 24, 2010
concerned shopper wrote:
Businesses have to change to meet the changing market,(ie transporation cost for one. Food Lion has aways done me right and I wish them success.
Food Lion MVP values are far ahead of all the other groceries. I go there and save over 20.00 a week on a small food bill. Farm Fresh has a pharmacy but I don't buy their food though Rx are cheaper.

Since: May 07

Stockbridge Mass

#28 Apr 24, 2010
Shopper wrote:
<quoted text>Food Lion MVP values are far ahead of all the other groceries. I go there and save over 20.00 a week on a small food bill. Farm Fresh has a pharmacy but I don't buy their food though Rx are cheaper.
harris Tetter,Walmart ...etc...all cheaper and better then Food Lion,the company that bleaches it's meat.
abused in charlotte

Mooresville, NC

#29 May 4, 2010
meat bleaching may have happened in some store somewhere, but not at 111.
people who shop at other stores come to the meat department there becouse of how great the meat is there.
they are not bleaching meat at Food Lion 111.
Those guys are putting out excellent beef, pork chicken. and i checked the shrimp we have and it is also OK.
mono e mono

Mooresville, NC

#30 May 4, 2010
really ? mono e mono
mono e mono

Mooresville, NC

#31 May 4, 2010
perhaps we should don our gloves

Since: May 07

Stockbridge Mass

#32 May 5, 2010
abused in charlotte wrote:
meat bleaching may have happened in some store somewhere, but not at 111.
people who shop at other stores come to the meat department there becouse of how great the meat is there.
they are not bleaching meat at Food Lion 111.
Those guys are putting out excellent beef, pork chicken. and i checked the shrimp we have and it is also OK.
LOL....that what the bleach does.It was a company policy.
mono e mono

Mooresville, NC

#33 May 8, 2010
Cleanup at the food lion where i get my meat in charlotte leaves the meat department so clean it looks like it's ready for surgery. And the meat is excellent. not bleached.

bleaching meat is not a company policy.

from state to state and even from one side of town to the other, i have seen vast differences in grocery stores of the same name "chain"
I find a lot of out of date product at my local BI-LO store, but not at the one near my daughter in Fort Mill.

I really like the meat at my Food Lion, especially the beef. the butcher/manager there is also easy on the eyes.
Although i have been treated badly at Food Lion, i still know from first hand experience that the meat i get there is the best i have found, other than in a commisary.
Pablo Peter

Durham, NC

#35 May 28, 2010
its wak

Since: Mar 08

Location hidden

#36 May 29, 2010
I've bought groceries at Food Lion for years. I've had no problems with them. The only problem I've had at the store is with RUDE people who start sending their stuff through when I'm still bagging mine if I use the automatic check out lane. But then Hampton has more than its share of RUDE, NASTY people.

Since: May 07

Stockbridge Mass

#37 May 29, 2010
Primetime Live
In the 1990s, Food Lion gained a degree of notoriety when it was the subject of an ABC News investigation. ABC had received a tip about unsanitary practices at Food Lion. Two ABC reporters had posed as Food Lion employees, and witnessed the unsanitary practices at Food Lion. Much of what they had seen was videotaped with cameras hidden in wigs that they were wearing. The footage was then featured in a segment on the news magazine Primetime Live, in which Food Lion employees described unsanitary practices, which included bleaching discolored, expired pork with Clorox and repackaging expired meats with new expiration dates, and the use of nail polish remover to remove the expiration dates from dairy item packages.

The company responded by suing ABC for fraud, claiming that the ABC employees misrepresented themselves; for trespassing, because the ABC employees came on to Food Lion property without permission; and for breach of loyalty, the ABC employees videotaped non-public areas of the store and revealed internal company information. During the court battles between Food Lion and ABC, over 40 hours of unused footage were released that helped Food Lion's case. In the unused footage, two undercover producers are seen trying to encourage violations of company policy; however, employees resisted and correctly followed sanitary practices.[12]

Food Lion was awarded USD$5.5 million by a jury in 1997. The award was later reduced by a judge to $316,000. The verdict was then overturned by the U.S. Court of Appeals Fourth Circuit in Richmond, Virginia. According to the court, even though ABC was wrong to do what they had done, Food Lion was unable to show that they had been directly injured by ABC's actions - essentially that it was the actions of Food Lion that caused the damages, not the publication of those actions.

An indirect result was that Food Lion ended up exiting the Houston, Oklahoma, Louisiana, and Dallas/Fort Worth Metroplex markets, which it had recently entered. The Dallas/Fort Worth market is highly competitive, and the stores were already being criticized for being too small and lacking the amenities desired by the local shoppers—for example, Food Lion did not include pharmacies in its stores.
Remembering

Fremont, CA

#38 May 29, 2010
Hate Food Lion wrote:
Food Lion has worms in their chicken.
I remember some problems with their pork chops years ago

“"You're Ok to me"”

Since: Jan 08

Location hidden

#39 Jun 1, 2010
I've never been in a clean Food Lion. The meat department always smells like: "Theres something rotten in Denmark".
Rude cashiers is the order of the day.
Been in maybe 5 or 6 Food Lions..wont go back.

PS. Never put your SSN on ANY check. EVER.
Muddy

Big Stone Gap, VA

#40 Jun 15, 2010
concerned shopper wrote:
Businesses have to change to meet the changing market,(ie transporation cost for one. Food Lion has aways done me right and I wish them success.
Why the hell are you posting about Food Lion on a BELGIUM site??

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