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From staff and wire reports
Food Lion stores in Roanoke and Fairlawn will close as part of a move by the grocer’s parent company to shutter underperforming locations.
The stores at 4350 Franklin Road S.W. in Roanoke, near the new Kohl’s, and at 7327 Peppers Ferry Road in Fairlawn will close within the next 30 days, according to Delhaize, the Belgian supermarket chain that operates the Food Lion brand.
Delhaize said it is closing 113 Food Lion locations, seven Bloom stores and six Bottom Dollar Food stores. A distribution center in Tennessee also will close.
The company also will convert 64 Bloom and Bottom Dollar Food stores in Virginia Maryland, North Carolina and Virginia to Food Lion locations.
Delhaize said the closures will cut almost 5,000 jobs in the Unites States.