SALISBURY, N.C. -- Food Lion told SN last week its decision to close and sell its 61 stores in the Southwest was largely due to the effects of a negative publicity campaign generated by the United Food and Commercial Workers Union. "The union activity made it difficult for us to be able to establish a customer base there," said Chris Ahearn, the chain's director of corporate communications. As reported in SN last week, Food Lion said it will close its stores in Texas, Oklahoma and ...
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