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March 27, 1997
Construction has started on a long-delayed Food Lion supermarket in Taneytown.The Taneytown Food Lion, scheduled to open in October, will be a 33,000-square-foot store, the smaller of two standard supermarkets the company builds. The larger model is 45,000 square feet.The North Carolina-based chain signed a lease for a supermarket at Baltimore Street and Chevron Drive in 1994.Food Lion spokeswoman Tawn Nanh declined to provide details but attributed the delay in construction to "financial problems on the developer's part."
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By Colin Campbell, The Baltimore Sun | November 10, 2013
Looks like one lucky Marylander is a whole lot richer. A $1 million Powerball lottery ticket was sold at a Food Lion in Cockeysville, Maryland Lottery officials said. The winning ticket took the second-tier jackpot in Saturday night's drawing, guessing the first five numbers (3, 9, 37, 49 and 56) correctly. The Powerball was 32. The winner has 182 days to come forward to collect the money. The next drawing is Wednesday. cmcampbell@baltsun.com twitter.com/cmcampbell6
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BUSINESS
By Kim Clark and Kim Clark,Staff Writer | November 10, 1992
A U.S. Department of Labor investigation turned up evidence of widespread violations of child labor laws at Food Lion Inc. stores across the South and mid-Atlantic states, a spokeswoman for the federal agency said yesterday.Food Lion officials responded that the Department of Labor (DOL) had informed them of the allegations, and that news reports over the weekend about the investigation were exaggerated.In what she described as a "huge investigation," DOL spokeswoman Jan Ellis said yesterday that the agency found "numerous violations" of child labor laws at Food Lion grocery stores, including evidence the company had improperly assigned teen-aged workers to dangerous jobs at or near meat slicing and paper bailing machines.
EXPLORE
April 18, 2012
Enjoy a short stack for a tall cause at Applebee's on Saturday. You're invited to an Applebee's Flapjack Fundraiser Breakfast to support Havre de Grace 27 Order of the Eastern Star from 8 to 10 a.m. at the Applebee's at 991 Beards Hill Road in Aberdeen. Cost is $6 for adults and $3 for children. For more information call Diane Smith, 410-939-2754. The annual Perryville Spring Fling will be held on May 12 at 9 a.m. This event will be held at Perryville Middle School and include a fair with craft and food vendors, kids games, entertainment, etc., sponsored by the Perryville Chamber of Commerce.
BUSINESS
By Bloomberg Business News | December 4, 1992
SALISBURY -- Food Lion Inc. yesterday attributed a 9.5 percent decline in same-store sales to allegations raised in an ABC-TV expose on Nov. 5 that purported to show widespread unsanitary practices at the company.The Salisbury, N.C.-based supermarket chain said the decline would "negatively impact" fourth-quarter earnings, but it did not say how much.Total sales in the four-week period that ended Nov. 28 fell 1.4 percent, to $501.7 million from $508.6 million. Year-to-date, the company posted a same-store sales increase of 0.1 percent.
NEWS
By Frank Lynch and Frank Lynch,Staff Writer | May 30, 1993
Food Lion, the North Carolina-based grocery store chain that has taken an option on some Harford property, has not decided if it will build in the county, a company spokesman said last week."
NEWS
By Donna E. Boller and Donna E. Boller,Sun Staff Writer | May 17, 1995
A May 17 story in the Carroll County edition misstated a proposal for traffic changes on Monroe Avenue in Eldersburg. A group proposed making it one-way southbound between the Oklahoma Estates subdivision playground and the northernmost business in the commercial area.The Sun regrets the errors.Worries about increased traffic prompted the Carroll County Planning Commission to reject a plan yesterday for a Food Lion supermarket in Eldersburg.The rejection, in turn, prompted a developer's representative to threaten a lawsuit.
BUSINESS
By Michael Dresser | January 29, 1992
An article in The Sun yesterday incorrectly stated the price of Food Lion stock and how it is traded. In fact, Food Lion stock is traded on the NASDAQ system, and Tuesday's closing price was $24.75 for "B" class stock and $24.50 for "A" class stock.The Sun regrets the errors.There's a ravenous lion stalking the edges of the Maryland grocery market, ready to prey on the weaklings of the food chain.With its stripped-down format and prices as predatory as its name suggests, North Carolina-based Food Lion is quietly carving out territory here.
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By Darren M. Allen and Darren M. Allen,Sun Staff Writer | December 1, 1994
If Food Lion roars into Taneytown, it would double the amount of full-service grocery stores in the city and, according to Mayor Henry Reindollar, bring residents much-needed variety."
BUSINESS
By Knight-Ridder News Service | September 19, 1992
CHARLOTTE, N.C. -- Food Lion Inc. sued the ABC television network yesterday, accusing a news employee of lying to get a job with the supermarket and of improperly gathering information on Food Lion.The lawsuit contends that the news employee, Lynne Litt, producer of "Prime Time Live," apparently smuggled in audio or video equipment and made recordings during the two weeks in May that she worked at Food Lion stores in Longview and Newton, N.C.Ms. Litt, the suit alleges, used a false name on her application, lied about meat-counter experience and falsely said she wanted a career with Food Lion, based in Salisbury, N.C.Food Lion is asking a Forsyth County court for unspecified damages because Ms. Litt was a poor worker.
EXPLORE
October 10, 2011
I was one of the first residents of Columbia. I moved here when there was only Wilde Lake and Oakland Mills. To me, it was a utopia, a joy to live in. I was so proud to say I came from Columbia. I lived here until the 1980s, then moved away for about 20 years. I recently returned and am shocked and dismayed at what I am seeing here now: trash everywhere. I walk to the Food Lion and under the pine trees that edge the walking paths are beer bottles, soda cans and other trash in piles.
BUSINESS
By Andrea K. Walker, The Baltimore Sun | February 20, 2011
Shoppers should brace for higher grocery bills, especially on basics such as milk and ground beef, as food prices are expected to rise this year. Food inflation is expected to accelerate this year to as much as 3 percent after two years of more moderate or declining prices, according to the U.S. Department of Agriculture. Some economists are warning of even higher inflation given the volatile food market. That could add more than $20 to the average monthly food bill for a family of four.
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By Larry Carson, The Baltimore Sun | November 24, 2010
Rayford Dean stood in a long, winding line of people waiting for Thanksgiving groceries at St. John Baptist Church in Columbia. The 48-year-old works as a truck driver, he said, but he was recently divorced and needed help to provide a holiday meal for his three children, so he took an early lunchtime and waited Tuesday with dozens of others. "It means I can actually do a Thanksgiving dinner," he said. "Without it, we'd just have spaghetti. " Hundreds of needy Howard County families got bags of Thanksgiving food and related products in two distribution programs Monday night and Tuesday in Columbia.
BUSINESS
By ARLENE Y. BAKER | November 18, 2007
Each Thursday, a member of The Sun's staff visits three grocery stores in the same part of the Baltimore region to compare prices of selected items. Prices featured this week are from grocers in North Anne Arundel County: Locations of stores Food Lion, 7069 Baltimore Annapolis Blvd., Glen Burnie; Mars Supermarket, 6721 Chesapeake Center, Glen Burnie; Shoppers Food and Pharmacy, 5722 Ritchie Highway, Brooklyn Park. Item Amount Food Lion Mars Shoppers Butterball turkey 1lb. $1.69 $$1.39 $$1.49 Stove Top stuffing 6 oz. box $1.79 $.79 $1.50 Ocean Spray cranberry sauce 16 oz. can $1.79 $.99 $.99 Sweet potatoes 1lb. $.79 $.50 $.78 Land O' Lakes butter 1lb. $3.79 $2.50 $3.39 Gain laundry detergent 200 oz/ 64 load $11.49 $11.99 $10.99 Reynolds aluminum foil 200 Sq. ft. $8.58 $7.93 $6.99 White House apple juice 64 fl. oz. $2.19 $1.50 $2.59 Vaseline lotion 10 oz. $3.29 $3.89 $3.55 Ritz Crackers 16 oz. Box $3.59 $2.50 $2.50 Total --- $38.99 $33.98 $34.77
BUSINESS
By JAY HANCOCK | September 27, 2006
Royal Ahold NV obviously needs to do something. But this? European papers report that Ahold, owner of Giant Food and Columbia's U.S. Foodservice, is exploring a potential merger with Delhaize, owner of Food Lion. If consummated, the marriage would produce a Euro-grocery monster along the East Coast of the United States. But it's hard to see how this is an improvement for shoppers or shareholders, even if the companies get clearance from U.S. antitrust cops. Ahold, based in the Netherlands, and Delhaize, headquartered in Belgium, may resemble each other on the outside.
NEWS
BY A SUN REPORTER | August 20, 2006
It always seemed incongruous: Virtually in eyesight of Maple Lawn, Maryland, where homes go for high six figures and escalate quickly, stood a Food Lion, known mainly for limited selections and low costs. No more. The supermarket in Scaggsville is now a Bloom. The store represents far more than a change in name. To be sure, Bloom symbolizes a corporate transformation for Food Lion LLC driven by increased and relentless competition. "We did two years of market research ... looking for consumer input into what they wanted in a grocery store," said Karen Peterson, communications manager of Bloom.
NEWS
By Darren M. Allen and Darren M. Allen,Sun Staff Writer | November 29, 1994
Food Lion, the nation's seventh-largest grocery chain, hopes to place its first Baltimore-area store in Taneytown, according to company officials and city planning records.The city's planning and zoning commission last night recommended that site plans for the 33,000-square-foot store be submitted for further review by city officials and the public."We're very excited about the opportunity to be in this market," Brian Peace, a company spokesman, said yesterday from Food Lion's Salisbury, N.C., headquarters.
BUSINESS
By Tricia Bishop and Tricia Bishop,Sun reporter | September 25, 2005
Ozzie Mehdizadeh is nervous. For the past five years, he has run a booming lunch business at his eclectically decorated Side Street Cafe off York Road in northern Baltimore County's Hunt Valley. But after several restaurants opened in the Hunt Valley Towne Centre this year, some customers have disappeared - about a third of them. "It's getting tougher and tougher to make a couple of dollars," Mehdizadeh said. "There are so many [competitors] here, and suddenly Wegmans is coming too. ... I've heard they are the mother of all of them."
NEWS
By Larry Carson and Larry Carson,SUN STAFF | November 4, 2004
Hopes for a resurgent Oakland Mills Village Center in Columbia were dealt a setback this week when the county liquor board denied a license for a restaurant that was to replace the Last Chance Saloon. The board, made up of the four County Council members, denied the license for Rusty's Chill n' Grill by a 3-1 vote Monday night. Board members said they felt the applicant, Haluk "Alec" Kantar, 35, of Kings Contrivance, had lied on his license application. One member said Kantar's record of violations was the worst he had seen.
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