SALISBURY, N.C. — Food Lion’s decision to reduce its presence in several markets throughout the Southeast, combined with its planned conversion of 64 Bloom and Bottom Dollar stores to Food Lion, shifts the banner’s geographic concentration to skew more heavily to its northernmost markets and opens up market-share opportunities for rivals in the South. Of the 113 planned Food Lion closures, almost three-fourths are located in Tennessee, Georgia and Florida. The 25 ...

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