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Friday, January 13, 2012 - 3:58am

Ga. Food Lion Stores Closing

The parent company of Food Lion and other supermarket chains has announced that it will close 29 stores in Georgia as part of a company-wide restructuring affecting 1,000 workers in the state.

Delhaize America, a Belgian company with U.S. headquarters in Salisbury, N.C., said Wednesday it will close 113 stores across the southeast within a month. Stores across metro Atlanta will shutter, as well as locations in Macon, Waycross, Rossville and Savannah.

Company spokeswoman Christy Phillips-Brown said 27 stores will remain open in the state.

Total job loss in the U.S. will be nearly 5,000, but the company didn't have a breakdown on how many workers will be laid off in Georgia.

Delhaize America runs more than 1,600 stores in 16 states.

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