Skip to comments.Food Lion stores closing
Posted on 01/11/2012 10:48:04 PM PST by SWAMPSNIPER
All Food Lion stores on the First Coast, including a dozen in Jacksonville, are closing, company officials announced Wednesday night.
The stores will be closed within 30 days, the company said.
Stores in Clay, St. Johns, Nassau, Baker and Alachua counties are also closing. In addition, the Food Lion in Waycross is among the Georgia stores slated to be closed.
The company will convert its Food Lion in Lake City to a Harveys store. All of the other stores in Florida are closing.
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Not to worry. The unemployment number will go down, as scheduled.
Only one here but it’s the anchor for a mall. When the traffic drops it will hurt all the other, smaller businesses.
Food Lion is a Belgian Company
It would seem the Euro shackles on American management may make the company uncompetitive.
Food lion closed and left up here years ago. The All American companies were eating their lunch.
The death will result in growth by competitors and l would think all will not be forever gone
Do you know what I remember about Food Lion? That was the only store where I could get fresh black-eyed peas and turnip greens.
I guess I’m racist in that I was born, raised, and love soul food. ;o)
They weren’t upscale at all, but they had wonderful produce. It was locally grown in the stores where I shopped.
Do you know what I love about Winn Dixie? The thunderstorms in the produce section.
Out here, in Oregon, they play “Singing in the Rain” while blasting water on the produce. I’m not real partial to that.
Guess what...they are still here.
“Only if youre used to shopping at the Salvation Army.”
I guess that’s true, but I don’t remember the Salvation Army as being a grocery store.
OOOOOOH! What an absolutely BEAUTIFUL post!
I know you’ve figured out that I’m from the South. However, I’ve lived in Oregon for the last 20 years.
Your post is absolute proof of why my retirement home is in Missippy.
Well, that...and I want to be in a red state when the shootin’ starts. lol
Just a joke. ;o)
It isn’t - unless you pick through the pockets ; )
“Singing in the Rain”....how Pacific Northwest! (And I bet the produce dept clerks get real tired of hearing that one...)
Krogers is kicking a&&, and the new big boy on the block is Aldis. SUPER low-scale but so cheap it often comes in at 60% of the prices of the others.
Oh dear—Last sentence should read—A put off for me when other stores are messy or dirty and have crowded isles, even if their prices are lower. Brevity is not always my friend.
I love your screen name, and I thank you for posting.
I’m still trying to figure out if you are serious. ;o)
“(And I bet the produce dept clerks get real tired of hearing that one...)”
I bet they do, too. As for me, I get tired of my arm getting soaked if I happen to reach in for some broccoli at just the wrong time!
At least it’s a “gentle rain” in the South, and their thunderstorms are rather muted. ;o)
Thank you! I - being a dixie chick myself - love your screen name as well! I’m serious about Food Lion being a lower budget store but not about shopping at the SA. : )
From one dixie chick to another...it’s very nice to meet you.
Technical question, if you would be so kind: what is an amberlith mask? Is it a sort of screen printing? I did a Web search on "amberlith mask" and it brought up information on daguerrotypes.
It's early and I need caffeine, but I'll try to explain.
Right up to the advent of electronic prepress (which means the necessary preparations for printed matter that occur before printing) and past it in certain instances, color separations had to be done photographically. Sometimes these separations required masks if some areas were to be included in the printed matter and some were not, say for instance a bouquet of flowers on an otherwise paper-white background. Did that many times for those store circulars for Valentines Day or Mother's Day, talk about tedious try hand-cutting a mask involving Baby's Breath flowers, lol.
There were two kinds of masking film that I recall being still in use in the mid-late eighties, amberlith and rubylith. You'd take an exacto knife, which is a pointed razor blade mounted on a handle, and cut an outline around what you wanted to mask off, and the amber or ruby color not within the mask area would then be peeled off of the clear plastic substrate. These were sometimes stacked many layers high on top of the base page layout, kept aligned with registration marks.
At the time, there were Varityper computer typesetting machines, and type for circulars was set by computer but photographically developed, run off of big rolls of photosensitive paper. This was allowed to dry, then also cut with an exacto knife and run through a wax machine, that applied wax to one side, and the wax allowed the type to be "pasted up" into position on a given page layout. The process really was pretty elaborate, given the ease with which such things are now all done on a PC. That slowly came into being, beginning at about the same time. The advent of PostScript allowed the first efforts with reliable representation of typography, then color images.
I've been running my entire career, to stay ahead of something, either technological advances or offshoring, lol. Managed to do very well despite that, with the exception of this recession/depression, which caused me to have to shut my business down.
Hope this made sense, as I said I've yet to be sufficiently caffeinated.
That was an excellent explanation - I am in the trade as well.