The store, which opened December 19, 2007, is closing due to “lack of visibility,” said store manager Mike Cox. Most of the 50 employees have been offered re-assignment to other company stores. The fate of the supermarket building is not known, Cox said.
Sunday, February 22, 2009, the parking lot was full of bargain shoppers reaping the rewards of up to 60 percent discounts on food items. Linda Walker, a bargain seeker, said she had never been to the store before and was there to take advantage of the one-time sale. By noon Sunday “the shelves were 80 percent bare,” she said.
Food Lion, headquartered in Salisbury, N.C., operates around 1,300 stores across the Southeast and is owned by parent company Delhaize Group LLC of Belgium. Delhaize operates stores in seven countries worldwide, according to company Web sources.
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- Jackson, Vince, "Clemson Food Lion to close", Anderson Independent-Mail, Sunday, February 22, 2009.