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November 20, 2012

Gov. Steve Beshear on Monday announced the launch of a privately funded, statewide campaign aimed at increasing public awareness about "smurfing," the illegal process of buying products containing pseudoephedrine on behalf of methamphetamine criminals.

LEXINGTON, Ky. — Gov. Steve Beshear on Monday announced the launch of a privately funded, statewide campaign aimed at increasing public awareness about "smurfing," the illegal process of buying products containing pseudoephedrine on behalf of methamphetamine criminals. The goal of the Anti-Smurfing Campaign is to inform potential smurfers and the general public — through signage displayed at pharmacy sales counters — that smurfing is a serious criminal offense that can result in criminal charges and possibly time in jail. 

November 16, 2012

L'Oréal USA celebrated the expansion of its Florence, Ky., manufacturing plant with a groundbreaking ceremony featuring Gov. Steve Beshear.

NEW YORK — L'Oréal USA celebrated the expansion of its Florence, Ky., manufacturing plant with a groundbreaking ceremony featuring Gov. Steve Beshear.

September 21, 2012

Giant Food is bringing back its A+ School Rewards program.

LANDOVER, Md. — Giant Food is bringing back its A+ School Rewards program.

March 8, 2012

Delhaize America, the U.S. division of Delhaize Group, saw a decrease in underlying operating profit prompted by soft sales, an increase in operating expenses to support growth projects and price investments for fourth quarter 2011.

SALISBURY, N.C. — Delhaize America, the U.S. division of Delhaize Group, saw a decrease in underlying operating profit prompted by soft sales, an increase in operating expenses to support growth projects and price investments for fourth quarter 2011.

December 9, 2011

Members of Food Lion's loyalty card program have the opportunity to receive a copy of Southern Living magazine when they spend at least $35 and purchase one Kraft Foods or ConAgra Foods product.

SALISBURY, N.C. — Members of Food Lion's loyalty card program have the opportunity to receive a copy of Southern Living magazine when they spend at least $35 and purchase one Kraft Foods or ConAgra Foods product.

MVP customers will be provided Southern Living's holiday recipe and tips guide, "Our Best Holiday Desserts," which is available through Dec. 27. The 48-page publication features both a variety of holiday-theme ideas and special Food Lion coupons.

November 17, 2011

Food Lion family of banners, Bloom and Bottom Dollar Food announced the launch of its ninth annual Hunger Has a Cure, a campaign that supports local food banks affiliated with hunger relief charity Feeding America.

SALISBURY, N.C. — Food Lion family of banners, Bloom and Bottom Dollar Food announced the launch of its ninth annual Hunger Has a Cure, a campaign that supports local food banks affiliated with hunger relief charity Feeding America.

November 14, 2011

Urgent care operator Solantic is moving its corporate headquarters from Florida to Tennessee, according to a local news report.

JACKSONVILLE, Fla. — Urgent care operator Solantic is moving its corporate headquarters from Florida to Tennessee, according to a local news report.

According to a report by The Independent Florida Alligator, the company’s corporate headquarters office is currently in Jacksonville but will be relocating to Nashville.

The report stated that Solantic’s 32 urgent care clinics in Florida will remain open.
 

November 9, 2011

In honor of Veterans Day on Nov. 11, Food Lion, Harveys and Reid's stores will offer a 10% discount to active and retired military personnel to show their support and appreciation for those who currently are serving or have served in the U.S. Armed Forces, the retailers, which are part of Delhaize Group, reported.

SALISBURY, N.C. — In honor of Veterans Day on Nov. 11, Food Lion, Harveys and Reid's stores will offer a 10% discount to active and retired military personnel to show their support and appreciation for those who currently are serving or have served in the U.S. Armed Forces, the retailers, which are part of Delhaize Group, reported.

To receive the discount, active military, reservists and veterans should request the discount at check-out along with their MVP card.

November 2, 2011

There has been a sharp increase in sales of pseudoephedrine products just outside St. Charles County, Mo., which implemented a prescription requirement on the sale of PSE beginning Aug. 30, according to an article in the St. Louis Post-Dispatch published Monday.

ST. LOUIS — There has been a sharp increase in sales of pseudoephedrine products just outside St. Charles County, Mo., which implemented a prescription requirement on the sale of PSE beginning Aug. 30, according to an article in the St. Louis Post-Dispatch published Monday that cited data from Det. Sgt. Jason Grellner, past president of the Missouri Narcotics Officers Association.

According to that data, sales of PSE products were up 81% in September versus August in Bridgeton, Mo., and increases in Maryland Heights and Chesterfield were 59% and 51%, respectively.

August 1, 2011

Delhaize America announced that it is expanding its Food Lion distribution center in Dunn, N.C.

SALISBURY, N.C. — Delhaize America announced that it is expanding its Food Lion distribution center in Dunn, N.C.

The company said the distribution center, which opened in 1987 and services 264 Food Lion stores in the area, will increase storage space by 54,000 sq. ft. to accomodate more than 4,000 refrigerated and frozen foods.

June 8, 2011

Delhaize America banners are getting the kiosk treatment.

DULUTH, Ga. — Delhaize America banners are getting the kiosk treatment.

NCR is adding more than 800 Blockbuster Express kiosks to Delhaize America supermarkets, including Food Lion, Bottom Dollar Food, Harveys and Reid's across 11 states.

Blockbuster Express kiosks will be located either inside or outside the stores and provide easy access to a wide selection of popular movies, starting at a promotional price of $1 per night per rental, NCR said.

May 26, 2011

The Belgium-based parent company of Delhaize America, which operates such banners as Food Lion and Harveys in the United States, has elected new members to its board of directors.

BRUSSELS — The Belgium-based parent company of Delhaize America, which operates such banners as Food Lion and Harveys in the United States, has elected new members to its board of directors.

May 4, 2011

First-quarter revenue for Delhaize America, the U.S. sector of the Delhaize Group, which includes such supermarket banners as Food Lion and Bottom Dollar, experienced a 0.1% increase to nearly $4.7 billion, the company reported.

SALISBURY, N.C. — First-quarter revenue for Delhaize America, the U.S. sector of the Delhaize Group, which includes such supermarket banners as Food Lion and Bottom Dollar, experienced a 0.1% increase to nearly $4.7 billion, the company reported.

May 2, 2011

Target announced that it has donated $200,000 in cash to the American Red Cross to support tornado relief efforts in the Southern United States.

MINNEAPOLIS — Target announced that it has donated $200,000 in cash to the American Red Cross to support tornado relief efforts in the Southern United States.

An additional donation of more than $75,000 will include product and relief kits containing hygiene and food items that will be distributed to hardest-hit areas.

April 1, 2011

One week after Food Lion announced its grocery giveaway, another Delhaize America banner has kicked off a similar program.

SALISBURY, N.C. — One week after Food Lion announced its grocery giveaway, another Delhaize America banner has kicked off a similar program.

Harveys said members of its Hometown Rewards loyalty program have the chance to win free groceries for a year. Additionally, customers also can instantly win 1-of-more-than-5,000 free national and private-brand items now through April 26.

Customers can participate in this sweepstakes at participating Harveys stores in Georgia, Florida and South Carolina.

March 29, 2011

Delhaize U.S. banners Food Lion Family, Bloom and Bottom Dollar Food earned their 10th consecutive Energy Star award from the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency.

SALISBURY, N.C. — Delhaize U.S. banners Food Lion Family, Bloom and Bottom Dollar Food earned their 10th consecutive Energy Star award from the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency.

The company was 1-of-46 organizations recognized in the sustained excellence category and among 111 overall 2011 Energy Star award winners chosen from more than 20,000 partners in the Energy Star program.

March 25, 2011

Customers that participate in Food Lion's loyalty program have the opportunity to win free groceries for a year.

SALISBURY, N.C. — Customers that participate in Food Lion's loyalty program have the opportunity to win free groceries for a year.

Food Lion said that MVP customers in select markets can swipe their member cards once a day at the in-store coupon kiosks to enter for a chance to win. Customers also instantly can win 1-of-more-than-200,000 free national and private-brand items through April 19. Free items will be awarded in the form of a coupon, the retailer said.

March 1, 2011

The push of private label at retail continues to gain momentum as Food Lion kicked off a promotion whereby shoppers can earn up to $10 in free groceries every time they buy private-brand products.

SALISBURY, N.C. — The push of private label at retail continues to gain momentum as Food Lion kicked off a promotion whereby shoppers can earn up to $10 in free groceries every time they buy private-brand products.

The promotion, dubbed the Private Brand Super Sale, begins March 2 and runs through March 29.

Each time customers shop at Food Lion during the Private Brand Super Sale and purchase at least four Food Lion or Home 360 products using their Food Lion MVP card, they earn a money-saving coupon.

February 28, 2011

Food Lion announced Friday that it would add more of its MVP savings center kiosks to help customers save on their grocery bills.

SALISBURY, N.C. — Food Lion announced Friday that it would add more of its MVP savings center kiosks to help customers save on their grocery bills.

MVP savings center kiosks, which are part of Food Lion's MVP customer loyalty card program, were introduced in stores last year. Since their introduction, kiosk coupons have up to five times the redemption rate when compared with coupons delivered via traditional distribution channels, Food Lion said.

Money-saving coupon kiosks also can be found at Bloom and at Harveys.

February 11, 2011

The Food Lion Family and Bloom have recognized Scott Brinson as the recipient of the 2010 store manager excellence award. Brinson, who is the store manager of a Food Lion in Jacksonville, N.C., was selected from a group of seven other market/banner winners.

SALISBURY, N.C. — The Food Lion Family and Bloom have recognized Scott Brinson as the recipient of the 2010 store manager excellence award. Brinson, who is the store manager of a Food Lion in Jacksonville, N.C., was selected from a group of seven other market/banner winners.

The store manager excellence awards are a key part of Food Lion Family's and Bloom's efforts to acknowledge the leadership role store managers play. Food Lion Family president Cathy Green Burns presented Brinson with the award earlier this week during the company's Leadership Summit.

February 7, 2011

Super Bowl viewers got a surprise while watching the Big Game on Sunday: A commercial featuring an exclusive song about retailer H-E-B, performed by country star Jack Ingram.

SAN ANTONIO — Super Bowl viewers got a surprise while watching the Big Game on Sunday: A commercial featuring an exclusive song about retailer H-E-B, performed by country star Jack Ingram.

The Texas-based retailer let Super Bowl watchers know that, "You Can't Spell Texas without H-E-B." The commercial featured dancers in stetsons and images of all things Texas, with country crooner Ingram celebrating the Lone Star state, mentioning cities both big and small, and showing that H-E-B is as big as the state's pride.

January 27, 2011

Drank has expanded its distribution to the Carolinas.

HOUSTON — Drank has expanded its distribution to the Carolinas.

The makers of Drank, Innovative Beverage Group Holdings, said that Adam's Beverage, an independent distributor, will bring the relaxation beverage to North Carolina, as well as to additional cities in South Carolina.

Drank hit the market in early 2008.

January 21, 2011

Delhaize Group on Thursday said that while its U.S. revenues dropped 1% to $18.8 billion, the retail conglomerate hopes to keep its business afloat by going forward with its New Game Plan.

SALISBURY, N.C. — Delhaize Group on Thursday said that while its U.S. revenues dropped 1% to $18.8 billion, the retail conglomerate hopes to keep its business afloat by going forward with its New Game Plan.

January 13, 2011

Food Lion family of stores and Bottom Dollar Food donated a record 1.5 million lbs. of food to local food banks.

SALISBURY, N.C. — Food Lion family of stores and Bottom Dollar Food donated a record 1.5 million lbs. of food to local food banks.

The retailers kicked off their eighth annual Hunger Has a Cure campaign, and sold roughly 250,000 boxes in the effort, which ran from Nov. 17 to Dec. 28, 2010.

The food was donated to food banks affiliated with Feeding America.

September 27, 2010

Baptist Healthcare System, which operates a network of hospitals and other facilities throughout the state,...

LOUISVILLE, Ky. Baptist Healthcare System, which operates a network of hospitals and other facilities throughout the state, is looking to expand the number of clinics it operates inside select Walmart locations, according to a local news report.

Baptist Healthcare System currently operates six Baptist Express Care clinics at six Walmart stores in the state.

According to Business First of Louisville, the healthcare system is looking to open 24 clinics in such areas as Middletown and Shelbyville, Nicholasville and Somerset, Ky.