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• Delhaize-owned Food Lion has announced that it plans to remodel all of its Raleigh, NC, stores this year, a market refresh effort that it says will bring those stores in line with its "Easy, Fresh and Affordable. You Can Count on Food Lion Every Day!" strategy."

According to the announcement, "The Raleigh market remodels are expected to be completed in stores on a rolling basis between April and October 2015. Food Lion will continue to launch enhancements for customers across all of its 1,100 stores in 2015, as well as remodels in markets over time. Raleigh is the third market to receive the store remodels. Seventy-six stores in the greater Wilmington, N.C., and Greenville, N.C., markets were remodeled in 2014."

• Dollar General announced that it is opening stores in three new states - Maine and Rhode Island, - which expands the retailer’s presence to 43 states.
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