By Joel M. Albrizio, President
"The King Of The Retail Jungle & A Great Comeback"
Food Lion has traveled an interesting road to where it is today. Founded in 1957 originally under the corporate name Food Town by Ralph Ketner. Mr. Ketner and later the Belgium based Delhaize Group operated the original group of Food Town's under this name until 1983 when the company was renamed Food Lion.
"Food Lion Has A Commanding Presence"
With over 1,000 locations Food Lion has had many bumps in this long road. After unsuccessful attempts with international expansion and difficulty with domestic retail banners like Bloom, Bottom Dollar Food, Harvey's, Reid's.... Food Lion continues to bump along this road.