SALISBURY, N.C. -- Food Lion here last week said it would debut a new retail banner this month that will focus on prepared foods and a "simplified shopping experience." The first of the stores, to be called "Bloom, a Food Lion Market," is set for a May 26 debut in Charlotte, N.C., where the chain is also planning a marketwide remodeling effort later this year. The first Bloom will be a newly constructed store measuring 38,000 square feet. The four additional test sites, all planned for the ...

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