SALISBURY, N.C. — After nearly seven years of experimentation with a more upscale supermarket banner in North and South Carolina, Delhaize America here last week said it would abandon the effort in those two states. The company, which launched Bloom as part of its Food Lion division in 2004, said it would convert 15 of its Bloom locations in the Charlotte, N.C., and Greenville, S.C., markets to the Food Lion banner “as quickly as possible.” A location in Mauldin, S.C., will be closed, the ...

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