Local Giant Stores Stay, Food Lions to be Sold
Weis Markets Announces Plans to Purchase Fredericksburg Area Food Lion Stores
Local Giant stores will remain, but Food Lion stores will change ownership, Ahold and Delhaize Group announced July 13, 2016.
“[Our] United States subsidiaries have reached agreements with buyers to divest a total of 86 stores in a limited number of locations in which the companies’ U.S. subsidiaries both operate,” Ahold and Delhaize Group said in a press release. “These divestments are being made in connection with the United States Federal Trade Commission’s (FTC) pending review of the proposed merger between the two companies.”
The divested stores are being sold to “well established supermarket operators, and are expected to be converted by the buyers to their new banners and re-opened as supermarkets after any remodeling planned by the buyers.”
The 13 area Food Lion stores slated for sale are:
358 Food Lion 282 Deacon Road, Suite 106 Fredericksburg VA 22405
419 Food Lion 10611 Courthouse Road Fredericksburg VA 22407
450 Food Lion 4153 Plank Road Fredericksburg VA 22401
1235 Food Lion 10601 Spotsylvania Ave Fredericksburg VA 22405
1243 Food Lion 736 Warrenton Road Fredericksburg VA 22406
1043 Food Lion 515 Jefferson Davis Highway Fredericksburg VA 22401
1579 Food Lion 7100 Salem Fields Blvd. Fredericksburg VA 22407
2583 Food Lion 10871 Tidewater Trail Fredericksburg VA 22408
1177 Food Lion 9801 Courthouse Road Spotsylvania VA 22553
578 Food Lion 905 Garrisonville Road Stafford VA 22554
1166 Food Lion 2612 Jefferson Davis Highway Stafford VA 22554
250 Food Lion 513 Madison Road Culpeper VA 22701
1567 Food Lion 540 Culpeper Town Mall Culpeper VA 22701
United Food and Commercial Workers (UFCW) Local 400 and Giant Food employees held a press conference and rally outside the Eagle Village Giant on Wednesday, March 23, 2016, voicing concern for their jobs. Progressive Grocer had reported that as many as 83 stores — six in Fredericksburg — could be closed because of the proposed Ahold and Delhaize merger.
On June 24, 2015, Ahold and Delhaize announced their intention to merge, creating an international retailer with a portfolio of strong, trusted local brands, more than 6,500 stores and over 375,000
associates. These brands serve more than 50 million customers every week in Europe and the United States. The merger is awaiting FTC approval.
Read the press release and entire list of store closings at Ahold and Delhaize Group reach agreements with buyers to divest 86 U.S. stores, subject to FTC merger clearance.
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