GREENCASTLE, Pa. - Food Lion LLC, which will close 41 of its 1,241 grocery stores, has laid off 16 employees in its warehouse in Greencastle, a company spokesman said Tuesday.
None of the 41 stores targeted for closure are in the Tri-State area, said Jeff Lowrance, corporate communications manager at Food Lion's corporate offices in Salisbury, N.C. The stores will be closed by the end of the month.
Closings will cost the jobs of 1,500 full- and part-time workers in 10 states, about 100 workers in the company's seven distribution centers, including the 16 in Greencastle. Approximately 400 store support personnel, including positions in its corporate office, distribution centers, transportation and field management, will also lose their jobs, Lowrance said.