Delhaize America, a North Carolina-based grocery chain operating seven Food Lion stores in Kentucky, is closing all seven locations, the company announced Wednesday.
It's part of a larger company restructuring in which 113 Food Lion stores across several states will close.
The Kentucky locations being closed include Dry Ridge, Cynthiana, Danville, Morehead, Paris, Stanford and Radcliff, the company reported on its website.
"Today's actions will continue to solidify our U.S. operations and enable our company to focus on our successful brand strategy repositioning at Food Lion and the expansion of Bottom Dollar Food in new markets," Ron Hodge, CEO of Delhaize America, said in a press release on the company's website. "While these were difficult decisions given the impact on our associates, customers and communities, we believe these actions will enable us to better serve our customers in our markets with high density, while positioning the company for future growth."
The seven Kentucky stores will be closed within 30 days, Food Lion said. The company is also closing a distribution center in Clinton, tenn.
Food Lion to close its seven Kentucky locations
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