Food Lion Corporate Office AddressFood Lion LLC
2110 Executive Dr
Salisbury, NC 28147
Contact Food LionPhone Number: (704) 633-8250
Fax Number: (704) 636-5024
Email: Email Food Lion
ExecutivesCEO: Roland Smith
CFO: Greg Amoroso
COO: Beth Newlands Campbell
Food Lion History
Food Lion was founded as Food Town in 1957 by Wilson Smith and Ralph and Brown Ketner. The first store was located in Salisbury, North Carolina, where the headquarters still resides today.
The company name was changed to Food Lion in the early 1980s after the chain was acquired by Belgian grocer Delhaize.
The chain grew very quickly during the 80s and 90s, opening over 100 stores per year for much of that period.
In 1993, the company agreed to pay $16 million in damages after violating federal laws regarding overtime pay.
In 1994, the company closed 47 stores. This was the first of many major store closings.
Today, Food Lion is a wholly owned subsidiary of Delhaize America. The company operates over 1100 stores in 11 US states.