Fri., January 13, 2012 7:58am (EST)

Ga. Food Lion Stores Closing
By Associated Press
Updated: 3 years ago

ATLANTA  —  
Food Lion stores across metro Atlanta will shutter, as well as locations in Macon, Waycross, Rossville and Savannah. A total of 29 stores in Georgia are scheduled for closing. (Photo Courtesy of <a href=http://searunner.sv-timemachine.net/page/12/>Cheyenne Weil and Joshua Coxwell</a>.)
Food Lion stores across metro Atlanta will shutter, as well as locations in Macon, Waycross, Rossville and Savannah. A total of 29 stores in Georgia are scheduled for closing. (Photo Courtesy of Cheyenne Weil and Joshua Coxwell.)
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.