News Releases

News Contact

MEDIA CONTACT

Christy Phillips-Brown, APR
External Communications Director
704-310-2221 or cphillips-brown@foodlion.com

Tenisha Waldo
704-310-2858 or tkwaldo@foodlion.com

March 1, 2014

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

PRODUCT RECALL - 20-Count Boxes of Popsicle Orange, Cherry and Grape Ice Pops

Allergy Alert for Limited Number of 20-Count Boxes of Popsicle Orange, Cherry and Grape Ice Pops Due to Undeclared Milk

Reason for Recall
Some codes of this product may have been inadvertently exposed to milk, which is not listed as an ingredient on the label.

Details:
Some codes of this product may have been inadvertently exposed to milk, which is not listed as an ingredient on the label.
The affected product is in a 20 count package – 33 oz. The UPC # is 077567 12130 with best before dates of JUN0315GBV, JUN0415GBV, JUN0515GBV and JUN0615GBV, which are printed on the side of each box
The affected products have been removed from store shelves. Customers who may have purchased the affected products are urged to dispose of the item and bring the receipt to their local Reid's store for a full refund. This product should not be consumed.

For more information about the recall, click here for the FDA release.


September 23, 2013

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

PRODUCT RECALL - PF Chang’s Pork and Leek Dumpling

A limited number of P.F. Chang’s Home Menu Pork and Leek Dumpling frozen appetizers sold nationwide in 12.5 ounce bags are being recalled due to the possible presence of undeclared allergens, crustacean shellfish (shrimp) and fish (pollock).

The affected product is P.F. Chang’s Home Menu Pork and Leek Dumpling, UPC: 0 36200 21215 8. The product is packaged in upright bags with a net weight of 12.5 OZ (354 g) and bears the following lot codes: 0663 312871, 0663 312971. The product has the following Use By dates: Use By MAY082014; Use By MAY092014. The establishment making all affected product: EST 21892.

If you are a customer who is affected by this recall, please return the product to your local Reid's for a full refund.


June 4, 2013

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

Reid’s Offers Customers Chance to Meet Country Music Superstar Luke Bryan During "Farm Tour 2013" in October

BARNWELL, SC – Reid’s is offering its customers a chance to meet 2013 Academy of Country Music® Entertainer of the Year Luke Bryan during his fifth annual “Farm Tour 2013” concert to be held at Culler Farms in the Columbia, S.C., region Oct. 4.

Luke Bryan Farm Tour and Reid's Customers can enter the contest to meet Luke Bryan and win VIP – “Meet & Greet” tickets by visiting Reid’s Facebook page (www.facebook.com/ReidsGrocery). The “Farm Tour” is scheduled to be held in eight select locations in Luke Bryan’s home state of Georgia as well as South Carolina, Alabama and Florida.

The idea for the “Farm Tour” concerts came from Luke Bryan as a way to give back to local farming communities by celebrating and lifting up the American farmer and offering a fun escape with the outdoor shows. Proceeds from the concerts fund the “Luke Bryan Farm Tour Scholarships” In 2012, eight scholarships were given to students from a farming family attending college within the communities the tour played last year.

The “Farm Tour 2013” concerts will be held at the following locations:

  • October 2 Perry's Field, 4028 Bill Hodges Road, Claxton, Ga.
  • October 3 Wild Wind Farm, 225 Bull Bray Road, Stephens, Ga.
  • October 4 Culler Farms, 1215 Valley Ridge Road, Gaston, S.C.
  • October 5 Midway at Central City Park, 205 Willie Smokey Glover Blvd., Macon, Ga.
  • October 9 V-Plex, 1601 Highway 61, Villa Rica, Ga.
  • October 10 Ingram Farms, 23470 Highway 80, Opelika, Ala.
  • October 11 Tallahassee Automobile Museum, 6800 Mahan Drive, Tallahassee, Fl.
  • October 12 Valdosta Wake Compound, 2316 Clyattville Road, Valdosta, Ga.
Tickets for these dates are available online at www.lukebryan.com/farmtour.

About Reid’s
Reid’s is a subsidiary of Delhaize America, the U.S. division of Brussels-based Delhaize Group (NYSE: DEG) and operates 11 stores in South Carolina. For more information, visit www.reidsgroceries.com.

CONTACT: Benny Smith, APR
704-310-4077
blsmith@foodlion.com
-END-

June 4, 2013

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

Reid’s Announces 2013 Summer Campaign to Benefit Children’s Miracle Network Hospitals®

Customers Can Donate $1 at Register to Help Local Children Receive Medical Care

SALISBURY, N.C. — Reid’s will kick off its Children’s Miracle Network Hospital’s® Miracle Summer Balloon Campaign, Wednesday, June 5 to support local children and their families receiving medical care from children’s hospitals throughout the company’s operating area.

The three-week campaign allows customers to donate $1 at the register, in exchange for Miracle Balloon. Customers may also donate $1 at the register in exchange for a bracelet to support the campaign.

“Reid’s stores help Children’s Miracle Network Hospitals provide life-saving services and support to more than 17 million children each year,” said Sherrii Webb, Reid’s community relations manager. “What we can accomplish together with our customers is far more powerful than what any single person can do alone. We invite our customer to ensure our local children’s hospitals receive the support and services needed to provide critical care to those in need.”

Customers will also have various opportunities throughout the summer to support the campaign by participating in community events where proceeds will be donated to the Children’s Miracle Network Hospitals®. The summer campaign ends June 26. Donations to Children’s Miracle Network create miracles by funding critical research and supplementing medical care to help millions of kids overcome diseases and injuries of every kind.

About Children's Miracle Network Hospitals
Children’s Miracle Network Hospitals® raises funds for 170 children’s hospitals across the United States and Canada, which, in turn, use the money where it’s needed the most. When a donation is given it stays in the community, helping local kids. Since 1983, Children’s Miracle Network Hospitals has raised more than $4.7 billion, most of it $1 at a time. These donations have gone to support research and training, purchase equipment, and pay for uncompensated care, all in support of the mission to save and improve the lives of as many children as possible. Learn more at CMNHospitals.org.

About Reid’s
Reid’s is a subsidiary of Delhaize America, the U.S. division of Brussels-based Delhaize Group (NYSE: DEG) and operates 11 stores in South Carolina. For more information, visit www.reidsgroceries.com.

CONTACT: Benny Smith, APR
704-310-4077
blsmith@foodlion.com
-END-


April 27, 2013

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

PRODUCT RECALL - Orville Redenbacher's® Classic Kettle Korn Ready-to-Eat Popcorn is Recalled Due to Undeclared Milk Allergen

Product: Orville Redenbacher's® Classic Kettle Korn

Certain bags of the Kettle Korn flavored ready-to-eat popcorn may have inadvertently been filled with white cheddar flavored popcorn, which contains an undeclared milk allergen.

One of the affected products is Orville Redenbacher’s Classic Kettle Korn flavored popcorn, is packaged in 5.0-ounce with a UPC # of 2700052321 with lot codes 5486234100, 5486234200, 5486234300 and Best By Dates of SEP 02 2013, SEP 03 2013 and SEP 04 2013.

The affected product has been removed from store shelves. Customers who may have purchased the affected products are urged to dispose of the items and bring the receipt to their local store for a full refund. This product should not be consumed.

Orville Redenbacher’s Classic Kettle Korn 5.0-ounce packages

Case UPC: 27000 52321

Unit UPC: 0 27000 52321 6

Lot Codes: 5486234100, 5486234200, 5486234300

Best By Dates: SEP 02 2013, SEP 03 2013, SEP 04 2013

Orville Redenbacher’s Classic Kettle Korn 1.5-ounce packages

Case UPC: 27000 52325

Unit UPC: 0 27000 52325 4

Lot Codes: 5486234200, 5486234300

Best By Dates: SEP 03 2013, SEP 04 2013

For more information about the recall, click here for the FDA release.

March 28, 2013

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

PRODUCT RECALL - Rich Products Corporation Recalls Frozen Snack Products

Product: Farm Rich frozen products
Rich Products Corporation, a Buffalo, N.Y. firm, is recalling approximately 196,222 pounds of frozen chicken quesadilla and various other heat-treated, not fully-cooked frozen mini meals and snack items because they may be contaminated with E. coli

The products recalled include four frozen snack items carried by our stores:
• Farm Rich Mini Quesadillas, 18 oz., UPC 4132235635 with a “Best By” date on the package of May 14, 2014
• Farm Rich Mini Pizza Slices, 22 oz., UPC 4132235643 with a “Best By” date on the package of May 15 or May 16, 2014
• Farm Rich Philly Cheese Steaks, 21 oz., UPC 4132235634 with a “Best By” date on the package of May 13, 2014
• Farm Rich Mozerella Bites, 22 oz., UPC 4132237443 with a “Best By” date on the package of May 19, 2014

The affected products have been removed from store shelves. Customers who may have purchased the affected products are urged to dispose of the items and bring the receipt to their local store for a full refund. This product should not be consumed.

For more information about the recall, click here to visit the USDA website.


March 27, 2013

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

PRODUCT RECALL - Lisy Corporation of Miami, Fla., is voluntarily recalling select seasoning blends


Lisy Corporation of Miami, Fla., is voluntarily recalling select seasoning blends because they contain the ingredient soy that is not declared on the label. People who have an allergy or severe sensitivity to soy run the risk of serious or life-threatening allergic reaction if they consume these products.

List of products on recall include:

Product: LISY FAJITA SEASONING
Size: 14oz
UPC #: 9678650005
Product: LISY SEASONED MEAT TENDERIZER
Size: 14oz
UPC # 9678650031
Product: LISY COMPLETE SEASON
Size: 4oz
UPC # 9678660045
Product: LISY ALL PURPOSE SEAS/PEPPER
Size: 5oz
UPC # 9678660046
Product: LISY ALL PURPOSE SEASON
Size: 5oz
UPC # 9678660047
Product: LISY SEASON MEAT TENDERIZER
Size: 5oz
UPC # 9678660050
Product: LISY FAJITA SEASONING
Size: 5oz
UPC # 9678660054

There were no lot numbers identifying the bottles. Any products purchased from March 1, 2011 to March 27, 2013 should be returned. Affected products have been removed from store shelves. Customers who may have purchased the these products are urged to dispose of the item and bring the receipt to their local store for a full refund. This product should not be consumed.

For more information about the recall, click here to visit the USDA website.


March 19, 2013

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

Food Lion, Harveys and Reid’s Honored with Twelfth Consecutive EPA ENERGY STAR Award

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

SALISBURY, N.C. – The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) has recognized Food Lion, Harveys and Reid’s with its twelfth consecutive ENERGY STAR award for their continued leadership in protecting our environment through superior energy efficiency.

"We are honored to receive this ENERGY STAR Partner of the Year Sustained Excellence award for the twelfth year and are committed to increasing energy efficiency in our stores," Susan Sollenberger, director of energy, maintenance and equipment purchasing at Delhaize America South. "Food Lion, Harveys and Reid’s remain dedicated to environmental stewardship and are proud to continue to lead the way with energy conservation initiatives.”

Food Lion, Harveys and Reid’s are companies of Delhaize America, the U.S. division of the international retailer Delhaize Group.

The 2013 Partner of the Year Sustained Excellence Awards are given to a select group of organizations that have exhibited outstanding leadership year after year. These winners have reduced greenhouse gas emissions by setting and achieving aggressive goals, and employing innovative energy efficiency approaches.

These awards recognize ongoing leadership across the ENERGY STAR program, including energy-efficient products, services, new homes, and buildings in the commercial, industrial, and public sectors. Winners are selected from the nearly 20,000 organizations that participate in the ENERGY STAR program.

"EPA is recognizing Food Lion, Harveys, and Reid’s for earning EPA’s highest ENERGY STAR award - the 2013 Partner of the Year Sustained Excellence Award,” said Bob Perciasepe, Acting Administrator, U.S. Environmental Protection Agency. "The companies lead the field with their commitment to energy efficiency and demonstrates how all Americans can save energy, save money, and create a healthier environment.”

The grocers collectively have been leaders in the energy and environmental sector for many years and have one of the most advanced retail energy conservation programs in the country. For more than a decade, the grocers have been dedicated to numerous sustainability initiatives, such as energy conservation and reducing carbon dioxide emissions throughout its 10-state footprint, reducing its energy consumption by more than 31 percent since 2000 or 2.8 trillion BTUs.

-END-

About Food Lion
Food Lion, based in Salisbury, N.C., is a company of Delhaize America, the U.S. division of Brussels-based Delhaize Group (NYSE: DEG) and operates more than 1,100 supermarkets. The company employs approximately 58,000 associates delivering quality products, low prices and service to customers in 10 Southeastern and Mid-Atlantic states. For more information, visit www.foodlion.com. Find Food Lion business updates on Twitter @FoodLionNews or at www.foodlion.com/corporate/pressroom.

About Harveys
Harveys is an affiliate of Delhaize America, a subsidiary of Brussels-based Delhaize Group (DEG) (NYSE:DEG). Harveys operates 73 stores in Georgia, Florida and South Carolina. For more information go to www.harveys-supermarkets.com.

About Reid’s
Reid’s is a subsidiary of Delhaize America, the U.S. division of Brussels-based Delhaize Group (NYSE: DEG) and operates 11 stores in South Carolina. For more information, visit www.reidsgroceries.com.

About ENERGY STAR
ENERGY STAR was introduced by the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency in 1992 as a voluntary market-based partnership to reduce greenhouse gas emissions through increased energy efficiency. Today, ENERGY STAR offers businesses and consumers energy-efficient solutions to save energy, money, and help protect the environment for future generations. Nearly 20,000 organizations are ENERGY STAR partners committed to improving the energy efficiency of products, homes, and buildings. For more information about ENERGY STAR, visit www.energystar.gov.

CONTACT:
Benny L. Smith
Manager, External Communications
Delhaize America
704-310-4077
blsmith@foodlion.com

Kristinn Vazquez
(202) 343-9062
Vazquez.Kristinn@epa.gov
###


February 15, 2013

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

Reid’s Launches Annual Easter Seals Shop&Care Fundraising Campaign to Assist Children and Adults with Disabilities

Customers Can Purchase Specially-Marked Items or Donate at Register February 13 through March 12, 2013

Contact:
Amy Beros
Easter Seals of North Carolina and Virginia
919-865-8840
amy.beros@eastersealsucp.com

Benny L. Smith
Food Lion
704-310-4077
blsmith@foodlion.com


SALISBURY, N.C. — Reid’s launched its annual Easter Seals Shop& Care fundraising campaign this week, aimed at raising millions of dollars to assist children and adults with disabilities in Reid’s 11 stores. The campaign will run Feb. 13 through March 12.

Customers may participate by purchasing specially-marked products from more than 100 manufacturers who support Easter Seals’ mission to help children, families and adults with disabilities address life’s challenges and achieve personal goals. In addition, customers may make a donation of $1 or more at checkout. For each at-register donation, customers will receive a coupon booklet with more than $9.50 in coupons from Proctor & Gamble and Kraft Foods.

In addition, shoppers can purchase specially marked boxes of General Mills cereals and General Mills will make an additional donation to Easter Seals, up to $50,000. When cases of store brand, My Essentials, water is purchased, the company will make an additional donation, up to $250,000.

“Reid’s is a proud supporter of Easter Seals and we value our partnership with this meaningful organization,” said Sherrii Webb, community relations manager of Reid’s “We are honored to support the mission of providing help, hope and independence to children and adults living with disabilities.”

Easter Seals ensures all funds raised remain within the local communities to benefit residents living with disabilities.

“We are grateful to the Reid’s family, and especially their customers, for making a difference in the lives of children, adults and families managing disabilities and mental health challenges,” said Connie L. Cochran, President and CEO of Easter Seals UCP North Carolina & Virginia.

Reid’s and its customers have helped raise more than $33 million for Easter Seals since 1991. This support helps Easter Seals provide services for individuals living with autism, developmental, physical and mental disabilities and other special needs. Services include medical rehabilitation, children development centers, camping, respite, job training and employment, adult and senior services and military and veterans services.

About Easter Seals
Easter Seals is the leading, national non-profit provider of services for individuals living with autism, developmental, physical and mental disabilities and other special needs. For 90 years Easter Seals has offered help and hope to children and adults living with disabilities and to the families who love them. For more information, visit http://www.shopandcare.com.

About Reid’s
Reid’s is a subsidiary of Delhaize America, the U.S. division of Brussels-based Delhaize Group (NYSE: DEG) and operates 11 stores in South Carolina. For more information, visit www.reidsgroceries.com.

-End-



December 10, 2012

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

PRODUCT RECALL - Knorr Pasta Sides Cheesy Bacon Macaroni

Product: Knorr Pasta Sides Cheesy Bacon Macaroni
Size: 3.8 oz.
UPC #: 41000-08248
Item #: 1746601
Lots/Codes:
Best-if-used-by-dates: Sep1113BU0 & Sep1213BU0
Best-if-used-by-dates are located on the back of the package, alongside the nutrition facts panel.
Recall Reason: Undeclared allergen (soy)


Unilever has issued a voluntary recall of the Cheesy Bacon Macaroni flavor of Knorr Pasta Sides because the product contains a possible soy allergen. The recall was initiated because the product has an undeclared soy ingredient that was not properly labeled on the packaging.

The affected packages are 3.8 oz. Knorr Pasta Sides Cheesy Bacon Macaroni that have best-if-used-by-dates of Sep1113BU0 or Sep1213BU0 and UPC code of 41000-08248. Best-if-used-by-dates are located on the back of the package, alongside the nutrition facts panel. Only the product with best-if-used-by-dates of Sep1113BU0 or Sep1213BU0 are affected.

The affected product has been removed from store shelves. Customers who may have purchased the affected product are urged to dispose of the item and bring the receipt to their local REID'S store for a full refund. This product should not be consumed.



Aug. 30, 2012

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

Food Lion, Harveys and Reid’s Remove Daniella Mangoes from Store Shelves

Supplier Notifies Company of Voluntary Recall

SALISBURY, N.C. — Food Lion, Harveys and Reid’s have been notified that the companies are part of the national Splendid Products voluntary recall for Daniella mangoes. Upon notification from the supplier, all affected items were immediately removed from store shelves.

Splendid Products voluntarily recalled Daniella mangoes this week due to possible salmonella contamination. The recalled items include mangoes with PLU No. 4051 and purchase dates would range from Aug. 14 to Aug. 29.

In addition, one packaged produce item sold at Food Lion stores that contained Daniella mangoes has also been removed from shelves. The packaged produce item would be labeled, “Garden Highway Mango Medley,” and would have the UPC code (8-26766-21437). This product would have a sell-by date of Aug. 28.

The company is in the process of notifying loyalty card customers via email who purchased the Daniella mangoes or fresh fruit product, as well as updating the product recall section of the companies’ respective websites.

Customers who may have purchased the affected products are urged to dispose of the items and bring the receipt or sticker to their local Food Lion, Harveys or Reid’s stores for a full refund. These products should not be consumed.

About Food Lion
Food Lion, based in Salisbury, N.C., is a company of Delhaize America, the U.S. division of Brussels-based Delhaize Group (NYSE: DEG). Food Lion operates more than 1,100 supermarkets in 10 Southeastern and Mid-Atlantic states, and employs approximately 57,000 associates. For more information, visit www.foodlion.com.

About Harveys
Harveys is an affiliate of Delhaize America, a subsidiary of Brussels-based Delhaize Group (DEG) (NYSE:DEG). Harveys operates 73 stores in Georgia, Florida and South Carolina. For more information go to www.harveys-supermarkets.com

About Reid’s
Reid’s is a company of Delhaize America, the U.S. division of Brussels-based Delhaize Group (NYSE: DEG) and operates 11 stores in South Carolina. For more information, visit www.reidsgroceries.com.

CONTACT:

Christy Phillips-Brown
(704) 310-2221
cphillips-brown@foodlion.com

Tenisha Waldo
(704) 310-2858
tkwaldo@foodlion.com


###



Aug. 30, 2012

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

PRODUCT RECALL - Daniella Mangoes Removed from Reid’s Stores

SALISBURY, N.C. — All products potentially impacted by a recent voluntary recall of mangoes have been removed from shelves at Reid’s stores.

Splendid Products voluntarily recalled Daniella mangoes this week due to possible salmonella contamination. Upon notification, Reid’s immediately disposed of the affected produce, which would have PLU no. 4051. Purchase dates would range from Aug. 14 to Aug. 29.

Customers who may have purchased the affected products are urged to dispose of the items and bring the receipt or sticker to their local Reid’s stores for a full refund. These products should not be consumed.

###



May 25, 2012

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

Reid’s Offers Free “Burnout” Cook-Off Event for Aiken, S.C., Customers Saturday

SALISBURY, N.C. — Reid’s invites Aiken, S.C., customers to participate in its “Burnout” Cook-off event from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. Saturday, May 26 in the parking lot of its 1048 York St., location.

The free event offers customers a way to display their outdoor cooking skills while also competing for a chance win up to $350 in free Reid's groceries.

“We invite our Aiken S.C., area customers to come out and support their friends and family as they show off their grilling skills for a chance to win prizes,” said Reid Boylston, Director of Operations for Reid's stores. “This fun-filled, free event is our way of saying thank you to our customers.”

Customers who enter the cook-off contest may sign-up the day of the event to prepare their favorite grilled entrée for judges and the public to enjoy. Customers can also go to the Reid’s website to print the entry form. There is no cost to enter the contest. Entrants are asked to grill enough food for 12 to 15 people. Judging will begin at noon. The first place winner will receive $200 in free Reid’s groceries. The second place winner will receive $100 in free Reid’s groceries and the third place will receive $50 in free Reid’s groceries.

Shoppers who do not wish to grill can still enjoy the free event by sampling foods and receiving free Reid’s giveaways. In addition, customers at all Reid’s locations throughout South Carolina can take advantage of additional savings during special promotions from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. Saturday.

About Reid's
Reid’s is a subsidiary of Delhaize America, the U.S. division of Brussels-based Delhaize Group (NYSE: DEG) and operates 11 stores in South Carolina. For more information, visit www.reidsgroceries.com.

CONTACT:
Benny L. Smith
704-310-4077
blsmith@foodlion.com
###



Class I - Urgent Product Recall: AlsoSalt Butter Flavored Salt Substitute

May 19, 2012

Delhaize America banners Food Lion, Bottom Dollar Food, Reid’s and Harveys have pulled AlsoSalt Butter Flavored Salt Substitute in response to the manufacturer’s voluntary product recall. The item is a 2.5 oz. bottle with all expirations dates being affected by the recall. The recall was initiated due to the product containing an undeclared milk allergen. People who have allergies to milk run the risk of serious or life threating allergic reactions if they consume this product. Therefore, we immediately conducted a voluntary product recall. Consumers are encouraged to return the product (UPC # 8-94180-00002) for a full refund.

Item Details
Product: AlsoSalt butter flavored
Size: 2.5 oz
UPC #: 8-94180-00002
Item #: 75080
Lots/Codes: ALL



Apr. 23, 2012

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

Reid’s Offers Free “Burnout” Cook-Off Event for Saluda, S.C., Customers Saturday

SALISBURY, N.C. — Reid’s invites Saluda, S.C., customers to participate in its “Burnout” Cook-off event from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. Saturday, Apr. 28 in the parking lot of its 605 Travis Ave., location.

The free event offers customers a way to display their outdoor cooking skills while also competing for a chance win up to $350 in free Reid's groceries.

“We invite our Saluda, S.C., area customers to come out and support their friends and family as they show off their grilling skills for a chance to win prizes,” said Reid Boylston, Director of Operations for Reid's stores. “This fun-filled, free event is our way of saying thank you to our customers.”

Customers who enter the cook-off contest may sign-up the day of the event to prepare their favorite grilled entrée for judges and the public to enjoy. There is no cost to enter the contest. Entrants are asked to grill enough food for 12 to 15 people. Judging will begin at noon. The first place winner will receive $200 in free Reid’s groceries. The second place winner will receive $100 in free Reid’s groceries and the third place will receive $50 in free Reid’s groceries.

Shoppers who do not wish to grill can still enjoy the free event by sampling foods and receiving free Reid’s giveaways. In addition, customers at all Reid’s locations throughout South Carolina can take advantage of additional savings during special promotions from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. Saturday.

About Reid's
Reid’s is a subsidiary of Delhaize America, the U.S. division of Brussels-based Delhaize Group (NYSE: DEG) and operates 11 stores in South Carolina. For more information, visit www.reidsgroceries.com.

CONTACT:
Benny L. Smith
704-310-4077
blsmith@foodlion.com
###



Food Lion Manufacturer Expands Recall of Store Brand Taco Dinner Kits

April 13, 2012

Recalled Products Were Produced Under the Food Lion Store Brand Label and Sold at Bloom, Food Lion, Harveys and Reid’s Stores
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

SALISBURY, N.C. — The manufacturer of Food Lion store brand products announced today it has expanded its recent recall of store brand taco dinner kits.

The latest recall includes:

  • At Food Lion, Harveys and Reid’s stores, the Food Lion store brand 12-count, hard taco dinner kit with UPC code 35826-00661, lot number ga-aug10125
  • At Bloom stores, the 12-count hard taco dinner kit sold under the Hannaford store brand label with UPC code 41268-17572, lot number ga-aug10125; and the hard/soft dinner kit sold under the Hannaford store brand label with UPC code 41268-17573, lot number ga-aug07125
  • (Previously announced) The Food Lion store brand hard/soft taco dinner kit with the UPC code 3582605118, lot number of ga-aug07125

On April 6, the company issued a voluntary recall after learning that the Food Lion-branded hard/soft taco dinner kit may have contained a milk allergen in chicken Caesar-flavored seasoning. The seasoning was not properly marked and was mistakenly included in the taco dinner kit by the manufacturer. After learning of the error, the stores immediately pulled the product from shelves. The manufacturer has since expanded the recall to include additional products with the incorrect seasoning.

The recall is being issued in an abundance of caution, and customers who may have purchased the recalled products are urged to return the items to their local Bloom, Food Lion, Harveys or Reid’s store for a full refund.

Hannaford Supermarkets stores are not affected by this recall.

About Food Lion
Food Lion, based in Salisbury, N.C., is a subsidiary of Delhaize America, the U.S. division of Brussels-based Delhaize Group (NYSE: DEG). The company operates more than 1,100 supermarkets in 10 Southeastern and Mid-Atlantic states, and employs approximately 57,000 associates. For more information, visit www.foodlion.com.

About Harveys
Harveys is an affiliate of Delhaize America, a subsidiary of Brussels-based Delhaize Group (DEG) (NYSE:DEG). Harveys operates 73 stores in Georgia, Florida and South Carolina. For more information go to www.harveys-supermarkets.com

About Reid's
Reid’s is a subsidiary of Delhaize America, the U.S. division of Brussels-based Delhaize Group (NYSE: DEG) and operates 11 stores in South Carolina. For more information, visit www.reidsgroceries.com.

CONTACT:
Christy Phillips-Brown
704-310-2221
cphillips-brown@foodlion.com

Tenisha Waldo
(704) 310-2858
tkwaldo@foodlion.com
###



For Immediate Release
April 6, 2012

Food Lion Manufacturer Recalls Store Brand Hard/Soft Taco Dinner Kit

Recalled Products Were Produced Under the Food Lion Store Brand Label and Sold at Food Lion, Harveys and Reid’s Stores

SALISBURY, N.C. — Food Lion, Harveys and Reid’s stores issued a voluntary recall this evening for one lot code of the Food Lion store brand hard/soft taco dinner due to a manufacturer error.

Food Lion, Harveys and Reid’s received notification from the manufacturer of Food Lion store brand products that the Food Lion-branded hard/soft taco dinner may contain a milk allergen in chicken Caesar-flavored seasoning, which is not properly marked and was mistakenly included in the taco dinner kit by the manufacturer. After learning of the error, the stores immediately pulled the product from shelves.

The recall includes only one product – the Food Lion store brand hard/soft taco dinner – sold at Food Lion, Harveys and Reid’s grocery stores with the following UPC 3582605118, lot number of ga-aug07125, and pack size of 13.4 ounces. The recall is being issued in an abundance of caution, and customers who may have purchased the recalled product are urged to return the item to their local Food Lion, Harveys or Reid’s store for a full refund.

About Food Lion
Food Lion, based in Salisbury, N.C., is a subsidiary of Delhaize America, the U.S. division of Brussels-based Delhaize Group (NYSE: DEG). The company operates more than 1,100 supermarkets in 10 Southeastern and Mid-Atlantic states, and employs approximately 57,000 associates. For more information, visit www.foodlion.com.

About Harveys
Harveys is an affiliate of Delhaize America, a subsidiary of Brussels-based Delhaize Group (DEG) (NYSE:DEG). Harveys operates 73 stores in Georgia, Florida and South Carolina. For more information go to www.harveys-supermarkets.com.

About Reid’s
Reid’s is a subsidiary of Delhaize America, the U.S. division of Brussels-based Delhaize Group (NYSE: DEG) and operates 11 stores in South Carolina. For more information, visit www.reidsgroceries.com.

Contact:
Tenisha Waldo
704-310-2858
tkwaldo@foodlion.com
###

For Immediate Release
March 21, 2012

Reid’s Offers Free “Burnout” Cook-Off Event for St. George, S.C., Customers Saturday

SALISBURY, N.C. — Reid’s invites St. George, S.C., customers to participate in its “Burnout” Cook-off event from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. Saturday, March 31 in the parking lot of its 5982 W. Jim Bilton Blvd., location.

The free event offers customers a way to display their outdoor cooking skills while also competing for a chance win up to $350 in free Reid's groceries.

“We invite our South Carolina customers to come out and support their friends and family as they show off their grilling skills for a chance to win prizes,” said Reid Boylston, Director of Operations for Reid's stores. “This fun-filled, free event is our way of saying thank you to our customers.”

Customers who enter the cook-off contest may sign-up the day of the event to prepare their favorite grilled entrée for judges and the public to enjoy. There is no cost to enter the contest. Entrants are asked to grill enough food for 10 people. Judging will begin at noon. The first place winner will receive $200 in free Reid’s groceries. The second place winner will receive $100 in free Reid’s groceries and the third place will receive $50 in free Reid’s groceries.

Shoppers who do not wish to grill can still enjoy the free event by sampling foods and receiving free Reid’s giveaways. In addition, customers at all Reid’s locations throughout South Carolina can take advantage of additional savings during special promotions from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. Saturday.

About Reid’s
Reid’s is a subsidiary of Delhaize America, the U.S. division of Brussels-based Delhaize Group (NYSE: DEG) and operates 11 stores in South Carolina. For more information, visit www.reidsgroceries.com. ###

For Immediate Release
March 21, 2012

Reid's Associates and Customers Surpass Goal by Raising a Record $4.5 Million during 2012 Easter Seals Four-Week Campaign

RALEIGH, N.C. – Reid's and Food Lion associates and customers raised a record $4.5 million during their annual Shop&Care for Easter Seals, representing a 22 percent increase over last year. The grocers set a goal this year of $4 million for Easter Seals. Since Food Lion first initiated the Shop&Care program 21 years ago, the company has raised more than $33 million for Easter Seals.

"We are pleased that our associates and customers joined together to raise a record-breaking $4.5 million, which we believe will make a tremendous impact in the lives of children and adults who live with disabilities" said Food Lion Senior Vice President James Egan. "Because of these efforts, more than 100,000 children, families and adults throughout 11 Easter Seals affiliates in the Southeast will benefit from our collective donations."

The four-week program, which began Feb. 15 and closed March 13, ended with unprecedented results by setting a new corporate record for Reid's and Food Lion. During the campaign, customers purchased Shop&Care products in stores and made $1 donations at checkout. In addition, associates also hosted various community events to benefit Easter Seals.

Shop&Care began 21 years ago with Food Lion stores in North Carolina. During this year’s Shop&Care program, over 32 million customers that shopped our stores in all Food Lion and Reid’s stores along the East Coast were given the opportunity to support their local Easter Seals affiliate. Easter Seals also partnered with national-brand manufacturers to sponsor special in-store promotions on more than 200 products, contributing nearly $1.4 million to this year’s campaign total. More than 1,100 stores participated in this year’s Shop&Care program, which engages customers, associates, vendors and brokers.

In addition to the in-store campaign, Reid's also sponsored a $10,000 Shop&Care online challenge where supporters voted to help their local affiliate earn an additional gift from Reid's. Easter Seals Central Pennsylvania had the most votes and will receive an extra $6,000 from Food Lion. Easter Seals South Carolina and Easter Seals UCP North Carolina & Virginia had the second and third highest votes and will receive an additional $3,000 and $1,000 respectively.

"More and more consumers identify with a retailer who is also good corporate citizen. Food Lion is a deeply valued partner of Easter Seals, and they are making a tremendous impact in the lives of those we have the privilege of serving here in North Carolina and throughout our network of Easter Seals affiliates in the Southeast and Mid-Atlantic states where Food Lion operates," said C. L. Cochran, president and CEO of Easter Seals UCP North Carolina & Virginia.

About Easter Seals
Easter Seals is the leading, national non-profit provider of services for individuals living with autism, developmental, physical and mental disabilities and other special needs. For 90 years Easter Seals has offered help and hope to children and adults living with disabilities and to the families who love them. For more information, visit www.shopandcare.com.
About Reid’s
Reid’s is a subsidiary of Delhaize America, the U.S. division of Brussels-based Delhaize Group (NYSE: DEG) and operates 11 stores in South Carolina. For more information, visit www.reidsgroceries.com.

CONTACT (Food Lion):
Benny L. Smith
Corporate Communications
blsmith@foodlion.com
704-310-4077

CONTACT (Easter Seals):
Jeff Smith
Vice President
Office of Communications
jeff.smith@eastersealsucp.com
919-865-8672
###

For Immediate Release
March 1, 2012

Food Lion, Harveys Supermarket and Reid’s Win Honored with Eleventh Consecutive EPA ENERGY STAR Award

Grocers Will Receive Award in Washington, D.C., March 15
SALISBURY, N.C. – The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) has awarded Food Lion, Harveys and Reid’s with its eleventh consecutive ENERGY STAR award.

"We are honored to receive this ENERGY STAR Sustained Excellence award and are committed to being strong corporate citizens in the communities in which we operate," said Susan Sollenberger, director of energy, maintenance and equipment purchasing at Delhaize America South. "Food Lion, Harveys and Reid’s remain dedicated to environmental stewardship and are proud to continue to lead the way with energy conservation initiatives."

The 2012 Sustained Excellence Awards are given to a select group of organizations that have exhibited outstanding leadership year after year. Winners have reduced greenhouse gas emissions by setting and achieving aggressive goals, employing innovative approaches, and showing others what can be achieved through energy efficiency.

These awards recognize ongoing leadership across the ENERGY STAR program including energy-efficient products, services, new homes and buildings in the commercial, industrial and public sectors. Award winners are selected from about 20,000 organizations that participate in the ENERGY STAR program.

"As we celebrate the 20th anniversary of the ENERGY STAR program, EPA is proud to recognize Food Lion, Harveys, and Reid’s with the 2012 ENERGY STAR Sustained Excellence Award," said EPA Administrator Lisa P. Jackson. "The grocers and all our ENERGY STAR award winners are helping Americans find cost-effective ways to save energy in everything we do, which is good for our climate, our health, and our future."

Food Lion, Harveys, and Reid’s have been leaders in the energy and environmental sector for many years and have one of the most advanced retail energy conservation programs in the country. For more than a decade, the grocers have been dedicated to numerous sustainability initiatives, such as energy conservation and reducing carbon dioxide emissions throughout its 11-state footprint, reducing its energy consumption by more than 25 percent since 2000 or 2.61 trillion BTUs. Company representatives will receive the award on March 15 in Washington, D.C.

-END-
About Food Lion
Food Lion, based in Salisbury, N.C., is a subsidiary of Delhaize America, the U.S. division of Brussels-based Delhaize Group (NYSE: DEG) and operates more than 1,100 supermarkets. The company employs approximately 57,000 associates delivering quality products, low prices and service to customers in 10 Southeast and Mid-Atlantic states. For more information, visit www.foodlion.com.

About Harveys
Harveys is an affiliate of Delhaize America, a subsidiary of Brussels-based Delhaize Group (DEG) (NYSE:DEG). Harveys operates 73 stores in Georgia, Florida and South Carolina. For more information go to www.harveys-supermarkets.com.

About Reid's
Reid’s is a subsidiary of Delhaize America, the U.S. division of Brussels-based Delhaize Group (NYSE: DEG) and operates 11 stores in South Carolina. For more information, visit www.reidsgroceries.com.

About ENERGY STAR
ENERGY STAR was introduced by the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency in 1992 as a voluntary market-based partnership to reduce greenhouse gas emissions through increased energy efficiency. Now celebrating its 20th anniversary, ENERGY STAR offers businesses and consumers energy-efficient solutions to save energy, money and help protect the environment for future generations. About 20,000 organizations are ENERGY STAR partners committed to improving the energy efficiency of products, homes, buildings and businesses. For more information about ENERGY STAR, visit www.energystar.gov.

Contact: Benny L. Smith
704-310-4077
blsmith@foodlion.com



For Immediate Release
February 3, 2012

Food Recall - Private Brand Potato Salad Products Prepared by Reser’s Fine Foods and Allison’s Gourmet Kitchens

Delhaize America Banners Bloom, Bottom Dollar Food, Food Lion, Reid’s and Sweetbay Recall Private Brand Potato Salad Products Prepared by Reser’s Fine Foods and Allison’s Gourmet Kitchens
Recalled Products Were Produced Under the Private Brand Labels of Food Lion or Hannaford and Include Use-by Dates of March 12 through March 15

SALISBURY, N.C. and TAMPA, FLA. — Delhaize America banners Bloom, Bottom Dollar Food, Food Lion, Reid’s and Sweetbay announced today a recall of its private brand potato salad products sold under the Food Lion or Hannaford brand as well as a recall of national brand Allison’s Gourmet Kitchens potato salad sold in bulk from the full service deli cases at Bloom, Food Lion, Reid’s and Sweetbay stores.

The potato salad products include:

  • All Food Lion brand and Hannaford brand potato salad products sold at Bloom, Bottom Dollar Food, Food Lion, Reid’s and Sweetbay grocery stores.
  • The products have a use-by date of March 12, 13, 14 or 15.
  • The specific SKUs include:
Food Lion & Reid’s Stores Use by UPC #

Food Lion Deviled Egg Potato Salad (1 LB retail pack)

3/15/2012

3582607587

Food Lion Diced Redskin Potato Salad (1 LB retail pack)

3/12/2012 and 3/14/2012

3582607184

Food Lion Gourmet American Potato Salad (1 LB retail pack)

3/13/2012 and 3/15/2012

3582607066

Food Lion Gourmet American Potato Salad (3 LB retail pack)

3/13/2012 and 3/15/2012

3582607067

Food Lion Gourmet Southern Potato Salad (1 LB retail pack)

3/12/2012 and 3/15/2012

3582607064

Food Lion Gourmet Southern Potato Salad (3 LB retail pack)

3/12/2012 and 3/15/2012

3582607065

Deviled Egg Potato Salad (5 LB bulk salad from deli case)

All product with a sell-by date of Feb 8, 2012 or before

UPC beginning with 205554

Potato Salad (5 LB bulk from deli case)

All product with a sell-by date of Feb 8, 2012 or before

UPC beginning with 205553

The company received notification from one of its private brand potato salad providers, Reser’s Fine Foods, that the product may have been produced with whole eggs that are part of a broader national recall that may be affected with affected with Listeria monocytogenes.  The recall is being issued in an abundance of caution, and customers who may have purchased the recalled products are urged to return the items to their local Bloom, Bottom Dollar Food, Food Lion, Reid’s or Sweetbay stores for a full refund.

Delhaize America grocery stores Hannaford Supermarkets and Harveys are not affected by this recall.

###

About Delhaize America
Delhaize America is a leading supermarket operator in the United States with more than 1,600 stores in 16 states in the eastern United States. Delhaize America operates under the banners Bloom, Bottom Dollar Food, Food Lion, Harveys, Hannaford Supermarkets, Reid’s and Sweetbay, each of which has a distinct strategy and a well-established brand image. Through its multiple banners, Delhaize America is able to target the needs and requirements of specific markets, customize its product and service offerings and maintain strong brand recognition with its local customers. Delhaize America employs approximately 109,000 full-time and part-time associates.

About Food Lion Family
The Food Lion Family, based in Salisbury, N.C., operates more than 1,300 supermarkets, either directly or through affiliated entities, under the names of Food Lion, Bloom, Harveys or Reid’s. These stores meet local customer needs and preferences for the freshest and best quality products. The Food Lion Family employs approximately 74,000 associates in 11 Southeast and Mid-Atlantic states. For more information, visit www.foodlion.com.


For Immediate Release
November 16, 2010

Food Lion Family, Bloom and Bottom Dollar Food Kick Off Annual Hunger Has a Cure Campaign

Grocers Aim to Raise 1.5 Million Pounds of Food for Feeding America Food Banks

SALISBURY, N.C. — Starting today, the Food Lion family of banners, Bloom and Bottom Dollar Food kick off the ninth annual “Hunger Has a Cure” campaign to support local food banks affiliated with Feeding America, the nation’s largest domestic hunger-relief charity. The campaign, which gives customers the opportunity to purchase ready-made food boxes or donate food in bins, runs through Dec. 27.

The supermarket chains hope to collectively surpass previous box donation counts and raise over 1.5 million pounds of food, valued at over $1.2 million, during the 2011 “Hunger Has a Cure” campaign.

“We believe that, as a grocer, we can make a difference in our communities by joining forces with Feeding America, and our customers and associates to fight hunger – one box at a time,” said Bill Garcia, community relations manager for Food Lion Family, Bloom and Bottom Dollar Food.

The ready-made food boxes contain six items of private label product and they are available at Food Lion, Harveys, Reid’s, Bloom and Bottom Dollar Food stores for $4.99 each. All stores will have a designated food collection area where customers can place the food boxes or other non-perishable items. In addition, once supplies run out, customers can make cash donations at the register.

Since January 2011, Food Lion Family, Bloom and Bottom Dollar Food grocery donations to Feeding America have amounted to more than 34 million pounds of food, valued at more than $76 million.

The grocers’ long-standing partnership with Feeding America dates back to 2002, and over the years, more than 294 million pounds of food have been donated to Feeding America and its affiliated food banks.

For more than 50 years, Food Lion Family, Bloom and Bottom Dollar Food have served as caring neighbors and strong corporate citizens in the communities in which they operate. Through corporate and foundation giving, campaigns carried out by its many stores, local programs and individual associate involvement, Food Lion Family, Bloom and Bottom Dollar Food support communities and numerous nonprofit organizations.

###

About Reid’s
Reid’s is a subsidiary of Delhaize America, the U.S. division of Brussels-based Delhaize Group (NYSE: DEG) and operates 11 stores in South Carolina. For more information, visit www.reidsgroceries.com.

About Feeding America
Feeding America provides low-income individuals and families with the fuel to survive and even thrive. As the nation's leading domestic hunger-relief charity, our network members supply food to more than 37 million Americans each year, including 14 million children and 3 million seniors. Serving the entire United States, more than 200 member food banks support 61,000 agencies that address hunger in all of its forms. For more information on how you can fight hunger in your community and across the country, visit http://www.feedingamerica.org. Find us on Facebook at facebook.com/FeedingAmerica or follow our news on Twitter at twitter.com/FeedingAmerica.

For Immediate Release
July 15, 2010

Delhaize America Announces Sustainable Seafood Sourcing Program

Industry-Leading Approach Provides Comprehensive Sourcing Program for all Seafood and Promotes Local Fisheries

SCARBOROUGH, Maine; SALISBURY, N.C.; and TAMPA, Fla., -- Delhaize America today announced its banners – Hannaford, Sweetbay, Bottom Dollar Food, and Food Lion family of banners, including Food Lion, Bloom, Harveys and Reid’s – will operate under a new sustainable seafood sourcing program. The supermarkets will move to selling seafood from sources that are managed to sustain the availability of seafood for current and future generations.

The supermarkets' new seafood policy requires suppliers to verify that seafood is coming from sources managed for sustainability and encourages sourcing locally. The requirement applies to all seafood in the stores, including fresh, frozen and packaged fish and shellfish. All suppliers are required to be compliant with the program by March 31, 2011.

"We want our shoppers to have confidence that seafood they buy from us is from fisheries that are viable and maintained for the future," said George Parmenter, a Corporate Responsibility manager for Delhaize America. “The health of fisheries is important to us as a retailer, both for the long-term product supply and for reducing the environmental impacts of products we sell. Our company is committed to operating responsibly, and our new program reinforces this commitment.”

The new sustainable seafood sourcing program was developed in close partnership with the Gulf of Maine Research Institute (GMRI), a non-profit marine science center. The comprehensive sustainable seafood policy requires all suppliers demonstrate that their seafood products come from well-managed fisheries. The fisheries, which could also be certified under a variety of sustainable certifications (such as the Marine Stewardship Council), must demonstrate a detailed management plan which includes the following components:
  • Establishing plans to rebuild stock sizes within a specific timeframe if stock size levels are below target levels.
  • Providing sufficient data to determine appropriate harvest levels or practices.
  • Implementing monitoring and compliance measures to ensure harvest levels are maintained within acceptable limits.
  • Maintaining enforcement policies to ensure harvesters follow regulations, and to prevent illegal practices and unreported harvest.
In the case of farm-raised seafood, suppliers must be certified by the Best Aquaculture Practices (BAP), a program of the Global Aquaculture Alliance. BAP certification ensures that the production of the product does not negatively impact communities, workers, the environment, or human health through inappropriate use of chemicals or drugs.

Another core component of the policy is the requirement that all seafood be fully traceable to the port of landing or farm. As a result, all Delhaize America supermarkets will have immediate access to information about where the product was harvested, thus enabling the company to confirm claims around sustainable harvest. The company has also built rewards into the system for seafood businesses that adopt sustainable harvesting practices, such as strategies to minimize accidental catch of fish not intended for market or to prevent damage to marine habitats. Delhaize America’s ongoing Quality Assurance processes throughout the Delhaize America supply chain are part of the sustainable seafood sourcing programs.

As the first step in implementing the policy, all Delhaize America banners are collecting data from all seafood suppliers and are working with GMRI to evaluate that information. By March 31, 2011, all seafood products sold in Delhaize America’s 1,600 stores, including Hannaford, Sweetbay, Food Lion family of banners and Bottom Dollar Food, must demonstrate compliance with the policy or show a clear action plan to reach compliance.

"The new policy encourages ongoing improvement in sustainability practices and promotes local fisheries," added Parmenter. "Our customers prefer local seafood, and we believe buying local provides fresh food, supports our local economies, and reduces environmental impacts from transporting seafood from longer distances. Through this work, we will ensure that the local seafood we’ve always sourced for customers will be healthy for the local environment and around for future generations to enjoy."

The seafood sustainability policy will be available on the Bloom, Bottom Dollar Food, Food Lion, Hannaford and Sweetbay Web sites.

###

About Delhaize America
Delhaize America is a leading supermarket operator in the United States with more than 1,600 stores in 16 states in the eastern United States. Delhaize America operates under the banners Bloom, Bottom Dollar Food, Food Lion, Harveys, Hannaford Supermarkets, Reid’s and Sweetbay, each of which has a distinct strategy and a well-established brand image. Through its multiple banners, Delhaize America is able to target the needs and requirements of specific markets, customize its product and service offerings and maintain strong brand recognition with its local customers. Delhaize America employs approximately 109,000 full-time and part-time associates.

About Food Lion Family
The Food Lion Family, based in Salisbury, N.C., operates more than 1,300 supermarkets, either directly or through affiliated entities, under the names of Food Lion, Bloom, Harveys or Reid’s. These stores meet local customer needs and preferences for the freshest and best quality products. The Food Lion Family employs approximately 74,000 associates in 11 Southeast and Mid-Atlantic states. For more information, visit www.foodlion.com.
Reid's is a Delhaize America Company.