SALISBURY, N.C. - Food Lion here said last week it would convert 40 Food Lion stores in the Washington, D.C., area to the Bloom concept, marking the largest rollout yet for the higher-end, service-oriented concept. Food Lion has been testing Bloom in five locations in Charlotte, N.C., for the past two years, and it recently said it would open seven Bloom stores as part of its expansion into the Greenville, S.C., market. The chain, owned by Brussels-based Delhaize Group, also previously said ...

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