Spencer in Rowan County, North Carolina — The American South (South Atlantic)
Food Lion LLC
In 1968, Food Town started the concept of everyday low prices." Instead of weekly specials or coupons, the grocery chain priced items at their very lowest and kept them there every day, making them an industry leader and,creating the slogan, "LFPINC" or "Lowest Food Prices North Carolina."
In 1983, the company changed its name to Food Lion and expanded beyond its traditional base in south to Kentucky, West Virginia, and Maryland. By the early 1990s, Food Lion stores opened in Delaware, Texas, Oklahoma, and Louisiana. Also, during the 1990s, the Delhaize Group of Belgium purchased the company.
In 2001 Food Lion opened its 1,000th store and continues to be a strong competitor in the supermarket business in the Southeast and Mid-Atlantic states. Other stores controlled by the Delhaize
Topics. This historical marker is listed in this topic list: Industry & Commerce. A significant historical year for this entry is 1957.
Location. 35° 41.3′ N, 80° 25.977′ W. Marker is in Spencer, North Carolina, in Rowan County. Marker can be reached from South Salisbury Avenue. Marker is located on the grounds of the NC Transportation Museum. Touch for map. Marker is at or near this postal address: 411 S Salisbury Ave, Spencer, NC 28159, Spencer NC 28159, United States of America. Touch for directions.
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. Food Lion Trailer No. 893615 (here, next to this marker); Magnetic Signal Company (within shouting distance of this marker); Signals (within shouting distance of this marker); Historic Spencer Shops (about 400 feet away, measured in a direct line); Town of Spencer (about 600 feet away); The Muscle of Spencer Shops (about 600 feet away); Norfolk & Western Caboose 555012 (approx. 0.2 miles away); Spencer Shops Roundhouse and Turntable (approx. 0.2 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Spencer.
Credits. This page was last revised on May 29, 2017. It was originally submitted on May 29, 2017, by Michael C. Wilcox of Winston-Salem, North Carolina. This page has been viewed 370 times since then and 119 times this year. Photos: 1, 2, 3, 4, 5. submitted on May 29, 2017, by Michael C. Wilcox of Winston-Salem, North Carolina.