A Danish-based supermarket chain is closing 29 Georgia Food Lion stores. The decision means about 1,000 people will lose their jobs. Savannah officials worked for years to bring one store to a blighted corridor.
The parent company of Food Lion and other supermarket chains has announced that it will close more than half of its locations in Georgia as part of a company-wide restructuring affecting 1,000 workers in the state. The decision affects 29 stores.
The state Department of Economic Development will spend more than $13 million over the next five years on a contract aimed at promoting tourism, film and global commerce. The contract with an Ohio-based marketing firm covers ad campaigns, media buys and sponsorships for the agency's three divisions.