Of the acquired stores (.pdf). 38 are located in South Carolina, including in Summerville, Edisto Island, Columbia and Greenville, the company said in a news release.
Food Lion is a U.S. brand for Ahold Delhaize, a food retailer based in the Netherlands.
“We are thrilled to move forward to add these new locations to our more than 630 existing stores across Georgia and the Carolinas,” Food Lion President Meg Ham said. “Nourishing our neighbors with fresh, quality products at affordable prices is core to everything we do. We look forward to opening these stores early next year and welcoming our neighbors in these towns and cities into their new Food Lion.”
While the transaction is in progress, the stores will continue operations as Bi-Lo and Harveys Supermarket. The sale is expected to close between January and April 2021.