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Delhaize-owned Food Lion announced yesterday that it has made significant investments in 178 stores in five states - Delaware, Maryland, Pennsylvania, Virginia and West Virginia - that are designed to "offer customers lower prices on 6,000 items throughout the store and access to quality store brand products at new lower prices, including the company's my essentials products." In addition, Food Lion says that it has improved its produce offering, created a faster checkout system, and is now offering a double-your-money-back guarantee. 

The company says that now "more than 800 Food Lion locations have received these investments, representing nearly 80 percent of its store base."

To celebrate the launch, Food Lion says, it "is holding grand re-opening festivities at the 178 stores, including providing the first 50 customers at each location a bag of free groceries today through Saturday, May 18."
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