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Harveys Offers Customers Chance to Meet Country Music Superstar Luke Bryan During "Farm Tour 2013" in October

September 18, 2013

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

NASHVILLE, Ga. — Harveys is offering its customers a chance to meet 2013 Academy of Country Music® Entertainer of the Year Luke Bryan during his fifth annual "Farm Tour" concert series in October.

Luke Bryan Farm Tour and Harveys Customers can enter the contest to meet Luke Bryan and win VIP "Meet & Greet" tickets to the “Farm Tour”by visiting their local Harveys store or by entering the contest on Harveys Facebook page (www.facebook.com/Harveys). The event is scheduled to be held in eight select locations in Luke Bryan's home state of Georgia and other cities in South Carolina, Alabama and Florida.

"We are pleased to offer this exciting opportunity to our shoppers, while also supporting the 'Farm Tour' which provides college scholarships for local students," said Lisa Overman, manager of marketing and advertising for Harveys. "Supporting local schools is at the heart of what we do at Harveys, so the ‘Farm Tour’ is a natural fit for us."

The idea for the "Farm Tour" concerts came from Luke Bryan as a way to give back to local farming communities by celebrating and lifting up the American farmer and offering a fun escape with the outdoor shows. Proceeds from the concerts fund the "Luke Bryan Farm Tour Scholarship." Eight scholarships were given to students from a farming family attending college within the communities the tour played last year.

The "Farm Tour 2013" concerts will be held at the following locations:

  • October 2 Perry's Field, 4028 Bill Hodges Road, Claxton, Ga.
  • October 3 Wild Wind Farm, 225 Bull Bray Road, Stephens, Ga.
  • October 4 Culler Farms, 1215 Valley Ridge Road, Gaston, S.C.
  • October 5 Midway at Central City Park, 205 Willie Smokey Glover Blvd., Macon, Ga.
  • October 9 V-Plex, 1601 Highway 61, Villa Rica, Ga.
  • October 10 Ingram Farms, 23470 Highway 80, Opelika, Ala.
  • October 11 Tallahassee Automobile Museum, 6800 Mahan Drive, Tallahassee, Fl.
  • October 12 Valdosta Wake Compound, 2316 Clyattville Road, Valdosta, Ga.

Tickets for these dates are available in all Harveys store locations and online at www.lukebryan.com/farmtour. Shoppers may visit www.harveys-supermarkets.com/Promotions/LukeBryanFarmTour for more details on the contest and "Farm Tour 2013." In 2012, the "Farm Tour" played for 100,000 fans, doubling the previous year's attendance record.

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About Harveys
Harveys is an affiliate of Delhaize America, a subsidiary of Brussels-based Delhaize Group (DEG) (NYSE:DEG). Harveys operates 73 stores in Georgia, Florida and South Carolina. For more information go to www.harveys-supermarkets.com.

CONTACT:
Benny L. Smith
Manager, External Communications
Delhaize America
704-310-4077
blsmith@foodlion.com
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Harveys Team Member Lindsey Purvis Wins Georgia's
Best Bagger Competition

July 29, 2013

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

NASHVILLE, Ga. — Harveys team member Lindsey Purvis recently won the title as Georgia's Best Bagger during the annual Georgia Food Industry Association Convention in Sandestin, Fla.

Barry Robinson - Lindsey Purvis Purvis, 23, works at the Harveys store located at 4036 Bemiss Road in Valdosta, Ga. She has been working at the location since 2009. She competed against baggers from other Georgia retailers. Judges based their scores on speed, bagging technique, weight distribution and appearance.

"We had strong confidence that Lindsey would represent Harveys with pride and quality," said Barry Robinson, Vice President of Harveys and Reid’s stores. "We are extremely proud that she was named 'Best in the State of Georgia' on behalf of her 4,000 fellow Harveys team members. We are excited about the opportunity for Lindsey to return to Las Vegas and compete for a chance to win the national title on behalf of the State of Georgia."

As Georgia’s winner, Purvis received $2,000 and will advance to the national level to compete against other baggers February 2014, in Las Vegas, Nev., at the National Grocer’s Association Convention. Lindsey now joins a long list of Harveys team members who have won the state award in past years. Past winners include A. J. McCarley who finished sixth at the 2009 nationals and Danny Goodwin who was the runner up in the 2010 nationals.

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About Harveys
Harveys is an affiliate of Delhaize America, a subsidiary of Brussels-based Delhaize Group (DEG) (NYSE:DEG). Harveys operates 73 stores in Georgia, Florida and South Carolina. For more information go to www.harveys-supermarkets.com.

CONTACT:
Benny L. Smith
Manager, External Communications
Delhaize America
704-310-4077
blsmith@foodlion.com
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Bryan North Named Harveys Store Manager of the Year

Reid's Store Manager Tom Bramlett Also Recognized For Outstanding Leadership
March 25, 2013

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

NASHVILLE, Ga. – Harveys recently recognized Bryan North as the recipient of its 2012 Store Manager Excellence Award. North, who is the store manager of the Harveys located at 4036 Bemiss Road in Valdosta, Ga., was selected among 73 store managers in the company.

The Store Manager Excellence Awards are a key part of Harveys' efforts to acknowledge the critical leadership role store managers play in keeping the company successful. Food Lion, Harveys and Reid's President Beth Newlands Campbell and Vice President Barry Robinson presented North with the recognition during the company’s awards ceremony held Feb. 27.

"I am both proud and humbled to represent my company," North said. "This award really should be called the 'Store of the Year' award because it was my associates who helped me receive this honor."

North joined Harveys in 1996 as a bagger, and held positions of increasing responsibility, including perishables clerk, grocery manager and assistant store manager. He resides in Stockton, Ga., with wife, one daughter and three sons.

“Bryan possesses excellent customer service skills, which has helped his store to grow incrementally over the past five years," said Barry Robinson, vice president of Harveys/Reid’s. "His tremendous leadership skills have transformed his team to work as one unit with a goal of providing exceptional customer care to our shoppers."

Reid’s store manager Tom Bramlett was also recognized for his exceptional leadership, overseeing day-to-day operations at the Reid’s store located at 10560 Dunbarton Blvd., in Barnwell, S.C.

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About Harveys
Harveys is an affiliate of Delhaize America, a subsidiary of Brussels-based Delhaize Group (DEG) (NYSE:DEG). Harveys operates 73 stores in Georgia, Florida and South Carolina. For more information go to www.harveys-supermarkets.com.

About Reid’s
Reid’s is a subsidiary of Delhaize America, the U.S. division of Brussels-based Delhaize Group (NYSE: DEG) and operates 11 stores in South Carolina. For more information, visit www.reidsgroceries.com.

CONTACT:
Benny L. Smith
Manager, External Communications
Delhaize America
704-310-4077
blsmith@foodlion.com
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Food Lion, Harveys and Reid’s Honored with Twelfth Consecutive EPA ENERGY STAR Award

March 19, 2013

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

SALISBURY, N.C. – The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) has recognized Food Lion, Harveys and Reid’s with its twelfth consecutive ENERGY STAR award for their continued leadership in protecting our environment through superior energy efficiency.

"We are honored to receive this ENERGY STAR Partner of the Year Sustained Excellence award for the twelfth year and are committed to increasing energy efficiency in our stores," Susan Sollenberger, director of energy, maintenance and equipment purchasing at Delhaize America South. "Food Lion, Harveys and Reid’s remain dedicated to environmental stewardship and are proud to continue to lead the way with energy conservation initiatives.”

Food Lion, Harveys and Reid’s are companies of Delhaize America, the U.S. division of the international retailer Delhaize Group.

The 2013 Partner of the Year Sustained Excellence Awards are given to a select group of organizations that have exhibited outstanding leadership year after year. These winners have reduced greenhouse gas emissions by setting and achieving aggressive goals, and employing innovative energy efficiency approaches.

These awards recognize ongoing leadership across the ENERGY STAR program, including energy-efficient products, services, new homes, and buildings in the commercial, industrial, and public sectors. Winners are selected from the nearly 20,000 organizations that participate in the ENERGY STAR program.

"EPA is recognizing Food Lion, Harveys, and Reid’s for earning EPA’s highest ENERGY STAR award - the 2013 Partner of the Year Sustained Excellence Award,” said Bob Perciasepe, Acting Administrator, U.S. Environmental Protection Agency. "The companies lead the field with their commitment to energy efficiency and demonstrates how all Americans can save energy, save money, and create a healthier environment.”

The grocers collectively have been leaders in the energy and environmental sector for many years and have one of the most advanced retail energy conservation programs in the country. For more than a decade, the grocers have been dedicated to numerous sustainability initiatives, such as energy conservation and reducing carbon dioxide emissions throughout its 10-state footprint, reducing its energy consumption by more than 31 percent since 2000 or 2.8 trillion BTUs.

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About Food Lion
Food Lion, based in Salisbury, N.C., is a company of Delhaize America, the U.S. division of Brussels-based Delhaize Group (NYSE: DEG) and operates more than 1,100 supermarkets. The company employs approximately 58,000 associates delivering quality products, low prices and service to customers in 10 Southeastern and Mid-Atlantic states. For more information, visit www.foodlion.com. Find Food Lion business updates on Twitter @FoodLionNews or at www.foodlion.com/corporate/pressroom.

About Harveys
Harveys is an affiliate of Delhaize America, a subsidiary of Brussels-based Delhaize Group (DEG) (NYSE:DEG). Harveys operates 73 stores in Georgia, Florida and South Carolina. For more information go to www.harveys-supermarkets.com.

About Reid’s
Reid’s is a subsidiary of Delhaize America, the U.S. division of Brussels-based Delhaize Group (NYSE: DEG) and operates 11 stores in South Carolina. For more information, visit www.reidsgroceries.com.

About ENERGY STAR
ENERGY STAR was introduced by the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency in 1992 as a voluntary market-based partnership to reduce greenhouse gas emissions through increased energy efficiency. Today, ENERGY STAR offers businesses and consumers energy-efficient solutions to save energy, money, and help protect the environment for future generations. Nearly 20,000 organizations are ENERGY STAR partners committed to improving the energy efficiency of products, homes, and buildings. For more information about ENERGY STAR, visit www.energystar.gov.

CONTACT:
Benny L. Smith
Manager, External Communications
Delhaize America
704-310-4077
blsmith@foodlion.com

Kristinn Vazquez
(202) 343-9062
Vazquez.Kristinn@epa.gov
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Harveys To Award $1,000 to Hawkinsville, Ga., High School For Winning Grocer's "Pigskin Pride" Contest

January 8, 2013

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
Media Advisory and Photo Opportunity

What:
Harveys will present Hawkinsville High School Athletics Department with a $1,000 check Friday, Jan. 11, ending its winter three-state contest for Harveys customers.
Where:
Hawkinsville High School
24 Red Devil Drive
Hawkinsville, Ga., 31036
When:
Friday, Jan. 11 at 10 a.m.
Who:
Media, customers and 200 high schools supporters are expected to attend the presentation, which will take place in the high school cafeteria.
Details:
Harveys launched the Pigskin Pride contest last fall in its South Carolina, Georgia and Florida markets. Customers had the opportunity vote for their favorite high school football team via text. Hawkinsville High School received approximately 5,000 votes.

About Harveys
Harveys is an affiliate of Delhaize America, a subsidiary of Brussels-based Delhaize Group (DEG) (NYSE:DEG). Harveys operates 73 stores in Georgia, Florida and South Carolina. For more information go to www.harveys-supermarkets.com.

CONTACT:
Benny L. Smith
Manager, External Communications
Delhaize America
704-310-4077
blsmith@foodlion.com
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Harveys Offers $1,000 Donation to Local High School Football Team with the Most Votes in its "Pigskin Pride" Contest

August 27, 2012

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

NASHVILLE, GA. — –Harveys has launched its Pigskin Pride contest, where South Carolina, Georgia and Florida customers can vote for their favorite high school football team and compete for a chance to win $1,000.

To participate, customers can text their designated keyword or high school name to 467467. Every text will represent one vote for their school of choice. There is no limit on the amount of times customers can text daily for the contest, which ends Nov. 13. The high school with the most votes at the end of the football season will receive a $1,000 donation from Harveys to support their school.

Customers can also opt into the Harveys Mobile club where they will receive bonus coupons loaded to their Harveys Hometown Rewards Key each time they vote. The coupons change on a weekly basis through the duration of the promotion.

Harveys held a similar contest in 2010 when the grocer donated $1,000 to Rutland High School, located in Macon, Ga. No purchase is required to enter the contest.

For more information about the contest, visit Harveys website at, go to http://www.harveyssupermarkets.com/Promotions/PigSkinPride.

About Harveys
Harveys is an affiliate of Delhaize America, a subsidiary of Brussels-based Delhaize Group (DEG) (NYSE:DEG). Harveys operates 73 stores in Georgia, Florida and South Carolina. For more information go to www.harveys-supermarkets.com.

CONTACT:
Benny L. Smith
Manager, External Communications
Delhaize America
704-310-4077
blsmith@foodlion.com
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Harveys Offers Customers Chance to Meet County Music Superstar Luke Bryan During "Farm Tour 2012" in October

August 22, 2012

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

NASHVILLE, GA. — Harveys is offering its customers a chance to meet Country Music Superstar Luke Bryan during his 4th Annual "Farm Tour 2012" concert in October.

Customers can enter the contest to meet Luke Bryan by visiting their local Harveys or entering the contest online at the grocer’s website to win VIP – "Meet & Greet” tickets to the "Farm Tour,” which is scheduled to be held in eight select locations in Georgia, South Carolina, Alabama, Florida. Also, one Harveys customer will win a guitar autographed by Luke Bryan.

"It’s an honor to give back to our local communities by providing college scholarships,” said Lisa Overman, director of Harveys Marketing & Advertising. "Harveys is a devout supporter of local schools in the areas where we operate, and as a Georgia-based company, partnering with the Luke Bryan "Farm Tour 2012 ” is a natural fit for us. Since 1924, Harveys has placed value on local farmers, buying local and the positive economic impact farming has on our local communities.”

The idea for the "Farm Tour” concerts came from Bryan as a way to give back to local farming communities by celebrating and lifting up the American farmer and offering a fun escape with the outdoor shows. Proceeds from the concerts will fund a scholarship for a student from a farming family attending college.

The "Farm Tour 2012” concerts will be held in the following cities with locations to be announced soon:

October 3

 *Claxton (Statesboro), Ga.  

October 4

*Clemson, S.C.

October 5

*Auburn, Ala.

October 6

Valdosta, Ga.

October 10

Villa Rica, Ga.

October 11

*Colbert (Athens), Ga.

October 12

Tallahassee, Fla.

October 13

*Macon, Ga.


* Tickets for these dates are available online at www.lukebryan.com/farmtour.

Tickets will also be on sale for the "Farm Tour 2012” concerts in all Harveys stores. For more information, visit www.harveys-supermarkets.com/Promotions/LukeBryanFarmTour

About Harveys
Harveys is an affiliate of Delhaize America, a subsidiary of Brussels-based Delhaize Group (DEG) (NYSE:DEG). Harveys operates 73 stores in Georgia, Florida and South Carolina. For more information go to www.harveys-supermarkets.com.

About Luke Bryan
Capitol Records Nashville artist Luke Bryan recently scored his third consecutive Platinum single with "Drunk On You” from his Platinum-certified album, tailgates & tanlines. The single joins previous Platinum tracks "Country Girl (Shake It For Me)” and the two-week #1 hit "I Don’t Want This Night To End.” Luke is one of only three country artists, including Jason Aldean and Taylor Swift, to have three consecutive Platinum- selling tracks on their current album.

For specific ticket and venue information, including where to get tickets locally, stay tuned to www.lukebryan.com/farmtour. "Farm Tour" 2012 is sponsored by COUNTRY Financial ®, Harveys Supermarkets, Case IH, BMI, GAC and Carl Black Chevrolet.

CONTACT:
Benny L. Smith
Manager, External Communications
Delhaize America
704-310-4077
blsmith@foodlion.com
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Harveys Offers Customers A Dining Experience with Famous Chef G. Garvin at Wild Adventures Gospel Feast in Valdosta, Ga., this Fall

July 31, 2012

Chef Garvin FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

NASHVILLE, GA. — Harveys is offering its customers and 15 of their family members an opportunity to win a dining experience with the Cooking Channel’s Chef G. Garvin at the Wild Adventures Theme Park Gospel Feast event in Valdosta, Ga., in September.

Chef Gerry Garvin, a.k.a "G”, is an acclaimed chef, cookbook author and host. Garvin is currently hosting a new show on the Cooking Channel and is known for his Southern-inspired cuisine.

In order to be automatically entered into the sweepstakes, Harveys customers must purchase three Coca-Cola 2-liter products using their Harveys Hometown Rewards Key loyalty card. The winning entry will receive a dining experience with up to 15 of their family members hosted by Chef G. Garvin at Wild Adventures Theme Park Gospel Feast on Sept. 22, 2012 in Valdosta, Ga. The sweepstakes is co-sponsored by Coca-Cola, and a winner will be selected during the week of Aug. 28.

For more information about this sweepstakes visit: harveys-supermarkets.com/Promotions/ChefGarvin.

About Harveys
Harveys is an affiliate of Delhaize America, a subsidiary of Brussels-based Delhaize Group (DEG) (NYSE:DEG). Harveys operates 73 stores in Georgia, Florida and South Carolina. For more information go to www.harveys-supermarkets.com.

CONTACT:
Benny L. Smith
Manager, External Communications
Delhaize America
704-310-4077
blsmith@foodlion.com
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Harveys Offers Customers Opportunity to Support Local Schools with $250,000 Free Educational Equipment

July 25, 2012

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

NASHVILLE, GA. — As Harveys customers prepare to send their children back to school next month, the hometown grocer is offering its shoppers in Georgia, Florida and South Carolina an easy way to provide free educational equipment and supplies for their local schools.

Starting today through August 21, shoppers enrolled in the Harveys Hometown Educational Rewards program will earn double points to help support their schools by using their Harveys Rewards Key and purchasing specially-marked participating products.

Additional offers and coupons for qualifying products will also be made available through Harveys Key-osk, weekly Keymail, and Mobile Club. Sponsors for this promotion are my essentials, Campbell's, Kimberly-Clark, Georgia Pacific and Post.

"At Harveys Supermarkets, we are committed to making a positive impact in our local communities, and we are proud to offer the Harveys Hometown Educational Rewards program again this year," said Barry Robinson, vice president of Harveys and Reid's stores.

Each time a customer shops with their personal Hometown Rewards Key card, their schools of choice automatically earns points towards $250,000 in free educational equipment. This money is divided between schools through a points system for the year, and a customer may select up to two schools for the program.

All customer grocery purchases will earn credit for their designated school with the exception of alcohol, tobacco products, money orders, gift certificates, sales tax and stamps.

Throughout the academic year, schools redeem the accumulated points in exchange for free educational items from the Harveys catalog. Items include, but are not limited to, books, computers and sports equipment.

Last year, Harveys donated more than $1 million to schools in the program. To sign up for the program, click here.

About Harveys
Harveys is an affiliate of Delhaize America, a subsidiary of Brussels-based Delhaize Group (DEG) (NYSE:DEG). Harveys operates 73 stores in Georgia, Florida and South Carolina. For more information go to www.harveys-supermarkets.com

CONTACT:
Benny L. Smith
704-310-4077
blsmith@foodlion.com
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Food Lion Manufacturer Expands Recall of Store Brand Taco Dinner Kits

April 13, 2012

Recalled Products Were Produced Under the Food Lion Store Brand Label and Sold at Bloom, Food Lion, Harveys and Reid’s Stores
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

SALISBURY, N.C. — The manufacturer of Food Lion store brand products announced today it has expanded its recent recall of store brand taco dinner kits.

The latest recall includes:

  • At Food Lion, Harveys and Reid’s stores, the Food Lion store brand 12-count, hard taco dinner kit with UPC code 35826-00661, lot number ga-aug10125
  • At Bloom stores, the 12-count hard taco dinner kit sold under the Hannaford store brand label with UPC code 41268-17572, lot number ga-aug10125; and the hard/soft dinner kit sold under the Hannaford store brand label with UPC code 41268-17573, lot number ga-aug07125
  • (Previously announced) The Food Lion store brand hard/soft taco dinner kit with the UPC code 3582605118, lot number of ga-aug07125

On April 6, the company issued a voluntary recall after learning that the Food Lion-branded hard/soft taco dinner kit may have contained a milk allergen in chicken Caesar-flavored seasoning. The seasoning was not properly marked and was mistakenly included in the taco dinner kit by the manufacturer. After learning of the error, the stores immediately pulled the product from shelves. The manufacturer has since expanded the recall to include additional products with the incorrect seasoning.

The recall is being issued in an abundance of caution, and customers who may have purchased the recalled products are urged to return the items to their local Bloom, Food Lion, Harveys or Reid’s store for a full refund.

Hannaford Supermarkets stores are not affected by this recall.

About Food Lion
Food Lion, based in Salisbury, N.C., is a subsidiary of Delhaize America, the U.S. division of Brussels-based Delhaize Group (NYSE: DEG). The company operates more than 1,100 supermarkets in 10 Southeastern and Mid-Atlantic states, and employs approximately 57,000 associates. For more information, visit www.foodlion.com.

About Harveys
Harveys is an affiliate of Delhaize America, a subsidiary of Brussels-based Delhaize Group (DEG) (NYSE:DEG). Harveys operates 73 stores in Georgia, Florida and South Carolina. For more information go to www.harveys-supermarkets.com

About Reid's
Reid’s is a subsidiary of Delhaize America, the U.S. division of Brussels-based Delhaize Group (NYSE: DEG) and operates 11 stores in South Carolina. For more information, visit www.reidsgroceries.com.

CONTACT:
Christy Phillips-Brown
704-310-2221
cphillips-brown@foodlion.com

Tenisha Waldo
(704) 310-2858
tkwaldo@foodlion.com
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Food Lion Manufacturer Recalls Store Brand Hard/Soft Taco Dinner Kit

April 6, 2012

Recalled Products Were Produced Under the Food Lion Store Brand Label and Sold at Food Lion, Harveys and Reid’s Stores
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

SALISBURY, N.C. — Food Lion, Harveys and Reid’s stores issued a voluntary recall this evening for one lot code of the Food Lion store brand hard/soft taco dinner due to a manufacturer error.

Food Lion, Harveys and Reid’s received notification from the manufacturer of Food Lion store brand products that the Food Lion-branded hard/soft taco dinner may contain a milk allergen in chicken Caesar-flavored seasoning, which is not properly marked and was mistakenly included in the taco dinner kit by the manufacturer. After learning of the error, the stores immediately pulled the product from shelves.

The recall includes only one product – the Food Lion store brand hard/soft taco dinner – sold at Food Lion, Harveys and Reid’s grocery stores with the following UPC 3582605118, lot number of ga-aug07125, and pack size of 13.4 ounces. The recall is being issued in an abundance of caution, and customers who may have purchased the recalled product are urged to return the item to their local Food Lion, Harveys or Reid’s store for a full refund.

About Food Lion
Food Lion, based in Salisbury, N.C., is a subsidiary of Delhaize America, the U.S. division of Brussels-based Delhaize Group (NYSE: DEG). The company operates more than 1,100 supermarkets in 10 Southeastern and Mid-Atlantic states, and employs approximately 57,000 associates. For more information, visit www.foodlion.com.

About Harveys
Harveys is an affiliate of Delhaize America, a subsidiary of Brussels-based Delhaize Group (DEG) (NYSE:DEG). Harveys operates 73 stores in Georgia, Florida and South Carolina. For more information go to www.harveys-supermarkets.com

About Reid's
Reid’s is a subsidiary of Delhaize America, the U.S. division of Brussels-based Delhaize Group (NYSE: DEG) and operates 11 stores in South Carolina. For more information, visit www.reidsgroceries.com.

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Harveys Supermarkets Helps "Take A Bite Out of Hunger™”

March 28, 2012

Delivers over 41,000 pounds of Fresh Apples to Second Harvest of South Georgia
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

Nashville, GA — On Monday April 2, Harveys Supermarkets will make a donation of 41,864 pounds of apples to Second Harvest of South Georgia to help feed the hungry in the local community. This donation signals Harveys Supermarkets committed participation in the Take a Bite Out of Hunger™ Program sponsored by FirstFruits Marketing of Washington.

First Fruits Marketing of Washington created The Take a Bite out of Hunger™ campaign to help feed the underserved while bringing attention to the problem of food insecurity in the United States. This is the second year they have partnered with local retailers such as Harveys Supermarkets to make donations to local food banks around the United States and Canada.

"We are committed to helping combat hunger in our community, and participating in Take a Bite Out of Hunger™ is a great way to make a difference,” said Tony Smith, merchandising manager of produce at Harveys Supermarkets. "This program provides tangible help to those in need, and being able to donate over 40,000 pounds of fresh and healthy apples is something we can be proud of.”

Hunger isn’t just about being hungry. It’s about food insecurity, or not having regular access to safe, affordable and nutritious foods. In 2010, 15% of all U.S. households were food-insecure. Of those, 33% were children, 96% reported that the food they bought just did not last and they did not have money to get more, and 94% reported that they could not afford to eat balanced meals.

This year seven retailers have joined the Take A Bite Out of Hunger™ effort, with over 240,000 pounds of apples accrued for donation to local food banks throughout the U.S. and Canada.

"This is a very rewarding program for everyone at FirstFruits and is core to the values of this company and our retail partners,” commented Deb Krueger, account-coordinator at FirstFruits Marketing of Washington. "It is a joy to work daily with our friends at Harvey’s, and especially so during this promotion to help the people in their local communities.”

About Harveys
Harveys is an affiliate of Delhaize America, a subsidiary of Brussels-based Delhaize Group (DEG) (NYSE:DEG). Harveys operates 73 stores in Georgia, Florida and South Carolina. For more information go to www.harveys-supermarkets.com.

About FirstFruits
FirstFruits Marketing is a collaborative apple marketing company owned by growers. These growers share a commitment to producing high quality fruit while balancing the demands of purpose, people, planet and profit so that a portion of profits can be donated to non-profit missions supporting the underserved. For more Information, go to www.firstfruits.com.

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3rd Annual Cotton Blossom Roundup Rodeo Rides into Nashville, Georgia, March 30 and 31

March 12, 2012

Presented by: Harveys Supermarkets
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

Nashville, GA — The Berrien County Chamber of Commerce, The Berrien County Collaborative, and event title sponsor Harveys Supermarkets have partnered to bring the Third Annual Cotton Blossom Roundup professional rodeo back to Nashville. Professional cowboys and cowgirls will ride into town Friday, March 30 and Saturday, March 31 at 7:30 each night to compete in bareback riding, saddle bronc riding, tie down calf roping, team roping, cowgirls breakaway roping, steer wrestling, cowgirls barrel racing, and bull riding.

"The Chamber and Collaborative are excited to work with Harveys Supermarkets and all of our sponsors again this year,” said Constance Thomas, executive director, Berrien County Collaborative. "The Cotton Blossom Roundup is a great event for the entire family. We are very appreciative to all of our sponsors who make this event possible.”

The rodeo is sanctioned by the Professional Rodeo Cowboys Association and the Women’s Professional Rodeo Association. It will feature championship livestock from the 4L & Diamond S Rodeo, as well as contestants from all across the southeastern United States.

"If you enjoy watching rodeo on television, then you must come experience the action first hand,” said Crissy Staley, executive director, Berrien County Chamber of Commerce. "The Cotton Blossom Roundup will feature professional livestock and contestants competing for prize money in their respective events. Rodeo is called the greatest show on dirt, so come early and get a seat close to the action.”

The Cotton Blossom Roundup will also feature special events spotlighting local talent. The Friday night performance will feature a principal challenge ribbon roping. The principal of each school will be paired with a local calf roper to compete in a ribbon roping contest. The team with the fastest time will win an ice cream party for their entire school provided by Harveys Supermarkets. The Berrien Elementary School team of Lacey Rice and Belinda West are the reigning Principal Challenge Champions. On Saturday night, Berrien High and Berrien Academy students will have a chance to join in the rodeo action by competing in a calf scramble. The winner of this event will receive a $500 scholarship presented by Harveys Supermarkets. Jordon Steward was the winner of last year’s Scholarship Scramble. Harveys Supermarkets is hosting a Pre-Rodeo Party on Thursday, March 29th from 5:30 pm to 7:00 pm. Come out and meet members of the rodeo crew. Customers 12 years old and up may sign up for the mechanical bull riding contest. The winner will receive four VIP passes to the rodeo, four rodeo t-shirts, and a $75 Harveys gift card. There will also be a best dressed cowboy and cowgirl contest for ages 11 and under. The winners in this contest will receive a $25 Harveys Gift Card.

Friday night is military appreciation night. Discounts will be given at the gate for military personnel on Friday night; military identification will be required for discount.

Advance tickets will be on sale at participating Harveys Supermarkets starting March 12, 2012, and can be purchased now at the Berrien County Chamber of Commerce. Advance tickets are $9 for adults, $4 children (6 to 10 years old) and children five and under get in free. At the gate, adult tickets will be $10 and children $5. Gates open at 6 pm, so come early and take a ride on the mechanical bull or enjoy other pre-rodeo activities.

Rodeo t-shirts are also currently available at the Chamber for $15. If you wear your rodeo t-shirt to the rodeo, $1 from your ticket purchase will be donated to Nashville-Berrien Relay for Life. For more information on the upcoming rodeo, please call the Chamber of Commerce at 686-5123.

About Harveys
Harveys is an affiliate of Delhaize America, a subsidiary of Brussels-based Delhaize Group (DEG) (NYSE:DEG). Harveys operates 73 stores in Georgia, Florida and South Carolina. For more information go to www.harveys-supermarkets.com.

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Food Lion, Harveys Supermarket and Reid’s Win Honored with Eleventh Consecutive EPA ENERGY STAR Award

March 1, 2012

Grocers Will Receive Award in Washington, D.C., March 15
SALISBURY, N.C. – The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) has awarded Food Lion, Harveys and Reid’s with its eleventh consecutive ENERGY STAR award.

"We are honored to receive this ENERGY STAR Sustained Excellence award and are committed to being strong corporate citizens in the communities in which we operate," said Susan Sollenberger, director of energy, maintenance and equipment purchasing at Delhaize America South. "Food Lion, Harveys and Reid’s remain dedicated to environmental stewardship and are proud to continue to lead the way with energy conservation initiatives."

The 2012 Sustained Excellence Awards are given to a select group of organizations that have exhibited outstanding leadership year after year. Winners have reduced greenhouse gas emissions by setting and achieving aggressive goals, employing innovative approaches, and showing others what can be achieved through energy efficiency.

These awards recognize ongoing leadership across the ENERGY STAR program including energy-efficient products, services, new homes and buildings in the commercial, industrial and public sectors. Award winners are selected from about 20,000 organizations that participate in the ENERGY STAR program.

"As we celebrate the 20th anniversary of the ENERGY STAR program, EPA is proud to recognize Food Lion, Harveys, and Reid’s with the 2012 ENERGY STAR Sustained Excellence Award," said EPA Administrator Lisa P. Jackson. "The grocers and all our ENERGY STAR award winners are helping Americans find cost-effective ways to save energy in everything we do, which is good for our climate, our health, and our future."

Food Lion, Harveys, and Reid’s have been leaders in the energy and environmental sector for many years and have one of the most advanced retail energy conservation programs in the country. For more than a decade, the grocers have been dedicated to numerous sustainability initiatives, such as energy conservation and reducing carbon dioxide emissions throughout its 11-state footprint, reducing its energy consumption by more than 25 percent since 2000 or 2.61 trillion BTUs. Company representatives will receive the award on March 15 in Washington, D.C.

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About Food Lion
Food Lion, based in Salisbury, N.C., is a subsidiary of Delhaize America, the U.S. division of Brussels-based Delhaize Group (NYSE: DEG) and operates more than 1,100 supermarkets. The company employs approximately 57,000 associates delivering quality products, low prices and service to customers in 10 Southeast and Mid-Atlantic states. For more information, visit www.foodlion.com.

About Harveys
Harveys is an affiliate of Delhaize America, a subsidiary of Brussels-based Delhaize Group (DEG) (NYSE:DEG). Harveys operates 73 stores in Georgia, Florida and South Carolina. For more information go to www.harveys-supermarkets.com.

About Reid's
Reid’s is a subsidiary of Delhaize America, the U.S. division of Brussels-based Delhaize Group (NYSE: DEG) and operates 11 stores in South Carolina. For more information, visit www.reidsgroceries.com.

About ENERGY STAR
ENERGY STAR was introduced by the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency in 1992 as a voluntary market-based partnership to reduce greenhouse gas emissions through increased energy efficiency. Now celebrating its 20th anniversary, ENERGY STAR offers businesses and consumers energy-efficient solutions to save energy, money and help protect the environment for future generations. About 20,000 organizations are ENERGY STAR partners committed to improving the energy efficiency of products, homes, buildings and businesses. For more information about ENERGY STAR, visit www.energystar.gov.

Contact: Benny L. Smith
704-310-4077
blsmith@foodlion.com


Harveys To Open New Store in Lake City, Fla., on Feb. 29

February 28, 2012

Festivities start at 8:30 AM
NASHVILLE, GA – Harveys will unveil a new store in Lake City, Fla., located at 4506 SW Heritage Oaks Circle, on Wednesday, Feb. 29. The grand opening festivities will start at 8:30 a.m. with a ribbon-cutting ceremony and free product samplings throughout the day.

"We are dedicated to being Lake City’s hometown grocer providing excellent value on a wide variety of quality products combined with exceptional customer care," said Barry Robinson, vice president of Harveys and Reid's stores. "We are excited to offer local produce, custom-cut meat and a custom bakery to our Lake City, Fla., customers."

Jeremy Wolf, who has worked at Food Lion for seven years, will serve as the store manager of the 34,000 square-foot facility. This store will employ 45 team members, with eight new positions being added as a result of the transition to Harveys Supermarket. The store replaces a former Food Lion that was in the same location.

The hometown grocer offers a wide selection of groceries, including an expanded fresh produce department, full-service deli/bakery with special-order in-store decorated cakes, specialty meats, cheeses and breads, and ready-to-eat lunch and dinner buffet, such as home-style, freshly cooked meals. The store also offers a variety of convenience services for customers including greeting cards, a floral section, Western Union service, Rug Doctor rentals, Blue Rhino propane tank exchange, postage stamps, and "KeyOsk,” ATM and Coinstar machines.

Harveys will begin normal operating hours on Thursday, March 1. Stores will open 7 a.m. to 10 p.m. on Sundays through Saturdays.

About Harveys
Harveys is an affiliate of Delhaize America, a subsidiary of Brussels-based Delhaize Group (DEG) (NYSE:DEG). Harveys operates 73 stores in Georgia, Florida and South Carolina. For more information go to www.harveys-supermarkets.com

Contact: Benny L. Smith
704-310-4077
blsmith@foodlion.com


Harveys To Open New Store in Dublin, GA, on December 14

December 12, 2011

New Store Creates 100 Jobs; Features Pharmacy and Full-service Deli Bakery
NASHVILLE, GA – Harveys will unveil a new store in Dublin, Ga., located at 1945 Veterans Blvd. on Wednesday, December 14. The grand opening festivities will start at 8:30 a.m. with a ribbon-cutting ceremony. The store, which will feature a pharmacy and full-service deli bakery, will then offer free product samplings to customers throughout the day.

"We are dedicated to being Dublin’s hometown grocer providing excellent value on a wide variety of quality products combined with exceptional customer care," said Barry Robinson, Vice President of Harveys and Reid’s stores. "We are excited to offer local produce, custom-cut meat and a custom bakery to our Dublin customers."

Store Manager - Steve Logue Steve Logue, who has worked at Harveys for 21 years, will serve as store manager of the 35,000 square-foot facility. This store will provide 100 new jobs.

The new location also has a pharmacy. Harveys customers who do not have prescription coverage, or are under-insured, can sign up for the Harveys Healthy Saver Program. Once in the program, customers receive a 90-day supply of select maintenance medications for $10.99 each. More than 350 prescription medications are available under this program.

This new hometown grocer will offer a wide selection of groceries, including a fresh produce department, full-service deli/bakery with special-order in-store decorated cakes, specialty meats, cheeses and breads, and ready-to-eat lunch and dinner buffet, such as home-style, freshly cooked meals. There is also a meat department with a wide selection of Harveys famous fresh cuts of meat and an extensive variety of package lunch meats and sausages. The store also offers a variety of convenience services for customers including greeting cards, a floral section, Western Union service, Rug Doctor rentals, Blue Rhino propane tank exchange, postage stamps, and "KeyOsk,” ATM and Coinstar machines.

Harveys will begin normal operating hours on Thursday, December 15. Store will open 7 a.m. to 10 p.m. on Monday through Sunday.

About Harveys
Harveys is an affiliate of Delhaize America, a subsidiary of Brussels-based Delhaize Group (DEG) (NYSE:DEG). Harveys operates 71 stores in Georgia, Florida and South Carolina. For more information go to www.harveys-supermarkets.com

Contact: Benny L. Smith
704-310-4077
blsmith@foodlion.com


Harveys Announces Local Recipe Book Signing Dates

November 29, 2011

NASHVILLE, GA – Starting Nov. 30th, Harveys customers will have an opportunity to meet original J.H Harveys family member, Iris Harvey Smith, at select store locations and also get a chance for Smith to autograph her latest book filled with delicious local recipes.

The 228-page publication, "Harveys Best from the Recipe Corner Cookbook,” was originally published in 2005 and includes dozens of Iris Harvey Smith’s favorite recipes that were inserted in Harveys weekly flyers over the past three decades. Smith, who still lives in Cairo, Ga., is the granddaughter of the store’s founder, Iris Johnson Harvey.

Smith will be available to sign books during the times and dates at the following Harveys store locations:

  • Wednesday, Nov. 30, 1404 E. Jackson St., Thomasville, Ga., 4 to 6 p.m.
  • Saturday, Dec. 3, 207 E. McPherson Ave, Nashville, Ga., 10 a.m. to 11:30 a.m.
  • Saturday, Dec. 3, 400 W. 4th St., Adel, Ga., 1 p.m. to 2:30 p.m.
  • Saturday, Dec. 3, 775 Hwy 122 West, Hahira, Ga., 3 p.m. to 4:30 p.m.
  • Wednesday, Dec. 7, 68 N. Scott St., Camilla, Ga., 2 p.m. to 4 p.m.
  • Saturday Dec. 10, 2111 Bemiss Road, Valdosta, Ga., 10 a.m. to Noon
  • Saturday Dec. 10, 1207 W. Screven St., Quitman, Ga., 2 p.m. to 4 p.m.
  • Wednesday, Dec. 14, 1312 Plant Ave., Waycross, Ga., 11:30 a.m. to 1 p.m.
  • Wednesday, Dec. 14, 813 S Peterson Ave., Douglas, Ga., 3 p.m. to 4:30 p.m.
  • Saturday, Dec. 17, 279 South Main, Dawson, Ga., 10:30 a.m. to Noon
  • Saturday, Dec. 17, 2527 Dawson Road, Albany, Ga., 2 p.m. to 3:30 p.m.
  • Saturday, Dec. 17, 2201 US Highway 41 North, Tifton, Ga., 4:30 to 6 p.m.
  • Wednesday, Dec. 21, 12246 Columbia St., Suite F, Blakely, Ga., 10 a.m. to 11:30 a.m.
  • Wednesday, Dec. 21, 101 W. Third St, Donalsonville, Ga., 1:30 p.m. to 3 p.m.
  • Wednesday, Dec. 21, 1615 E. Shotwell St, Bainbridge, Ga., 3:30 p.m. to 5 p.m.

The book, which sells for $14.99, is available at all 71 Harveys locations in Georgia, Florida and South Carolina or customers can order them online at www.harveys-supermarkets.com.

About Harveys
Harveys is an affiliate of Delhaize America, a subsidiary of Brussels-based Delhaize Group (DEG) (NYSE:DEG). Harveys operates 71 stores in Georgia, Florida and South Carolina. For more information go to www.harveys-supermarkets.com

Contact: Benny L. Smith
704-310-4077
blsmith@foodlion.com


Harveys Offers Customers Opportunity to Purchase Book of Local Recipes

November 18, 2011

NASHVILLE, GA – Starting today, Harveys customers will have an opportunity to purchase a book of delicious local recipes from an original J.H Harveys family member, Iris Harvey Smith.

"This cookbook lists a variety of recipes that our customers can especially enjoy during this holiday season,” said Barry Robinson, Vice President of Harveys and Reid's Stores. "We are excited to offer this second edition of the cookbook which compiles more than 30 years of good hometown cooking."

The 228-page publication, "Harveys Best from the Recipe Corner Cookbook,” sells for $14.99. The publication, which was originally published in 2005, includes dozens of Iris Harvey Smith's favorite recipes that were inserted in Harveys weekly flyers over the past three decades. Smith, who still lives in Cairo, Ga., plans to autograph the book at select Harveys locations to be announced later this year. She is the granddaughter of the store's founder, Iris Johnson Harvey.

The cookbooks are usually sold this time of the year to help with Holiday cooking traditions and give customers an opportunity to purchase them as Christmas gifts. The book is available at all 71 Harveys locations in Georgia, Florida and South Carolina or customers can order them online at www.harveys-supermarkets.com.

About Harveys
Harveys is an affiliate of Delhaize America, a subsidiary of Brussels-based Delhaize Group (DEG) (NYSE:DEG). Harveys operates 71 stores in Georgia, Florida and South Carolina. For more information go to www.harveys-supermarkets.com

Contact: Benny L. Smith
704-310-4077
blsmith@foodlion.com


Food Lion Family, Bloom and Bottom Dollar Food Kick Off Annual Hunger Has a Cure Campaign

November 16, 2011

Grocers Aim to Raise 1.5 Million Pounds of Food for Feeding America Food Banks
SALISBURY, N.C – Starting today, the Food Lion family of banners, Bloom and Bottom Dollar Food kick off the ninth annual "Hunger Has a Cure” campaign to support local food banks affiliated with Feeding America, the nation's largest domestic hunger-relief charity. The campaign, which gives customers the opportunity to purchase ready-made food boxes or donate food in bins, runs through Dec. 27.

The supermarket chains hope to collectively surpass previous box donation counts and raise over 1.5 million pounds of food, valued at over $1.2 million, during the 2011 "Hunger Has a Cure” campaign.

"We believe that, as a grocer, we can make a difference in our communities by joining forces with Feeding America, and our customers and associates to fight hunger – one box at a time,” said Bill Garcia, community relations manager for Food Lion Family, Bloom and Bottom Dollar Food.

The ready-made food boxes contain six items of private label product and they are available at Food Lion, Harveys, Reid's, Bloom and Bottom Dollar Food stores for $4.99 each. All stores will have a designated food collection area where customers can place the food boxes or other non-perishable items. In addition, once supplies run out, customers can make cash donations at the register.

Since January 2011, Food Lion Family, Bloom and Bottom Dollar Food grocery donations to Feeding America have amounted to more than 34 million pounds of food, valued at more than $76 million.

The grocers' long-standing partnership with Feeding America dates back to 2002, and over the years, more than 294 million pounds of food have been donated to Feeding America and its affiliated food banks.

For more than 50 years, Food Lion Family, Bloom and Bottom Dollar Food have served as caring neighbors and strong corporate citizens in the communities in which they operate. Through corporate and foundation giving, campaigns carried out by its many stores, local programs and individual associate involvement, Food Lion Family, Bloom and Bottom Dollar Food support communities and numerous nonprofit organizations.

About Harveys
Harveys is an affiliate of Delhaize America, a subsidiary of Brussels-based Delhaize Group (DEG) (NYSE:DEG). Harveys operates 71 stores in Georgia, Florida and South Carolina. For more information go to www.harveys-supermarkets.com

About Feeding America
Feeding America provides low-income individuals and families with the fuel to survive and even thrive. As the nation's leading domestic hunger-relief charity, our network members supply food to more than 37 million Americans each year, including 14 million children and 3 million seniors. Serving the entire United States, more than 200 member food banks support 61,000 agencies that address hunger in all of its forms. For more information on how you can fight hunger in your community and across the country, visit www.feedingamerica.org. Find us on Facebook at facebook.com/FeedingAmerica or follow our news on Twitter at twitter.com/FeedingAmerica.

Contact: Benny L. Smith
704-310-4077
blsmith@foodlion.com


Harveys To Open New Store in Quitman, Ga., on September 7, 2011

September 6, 2011

Store Features Pharmacy with Drive-Thru Access
NASHVILLE, G.A. — Harveys will unveil a new store in Quitman, Ga., located at 1207 West Screven St., on Wednesday, September 7. The grand opening festivities will start at 8:30 a.m. with a ribbon-cutting ceremony. The store will then open at 9 a.m. offering free product samplings throughout the day.

"We are dedicated to being Quitman's hometown grocer providing excellent value on a wide variety of quality products combined with exceptional customer care,” said Barry Robinson, Vice President of Harveys and Reid's stores. "We are excited to continue offering local produce, custom-cut meat and a custom bakery to our Quitman customers.”

Store Manager - Mary Edwards Mary Edwards-Seay, who has worked at Harveys for 20 years, will serve as store manager of the 21,000 square-foot facility. This store will employ 38 team members, with six new positions being added as a result of the new and expanded store. The store will replace the former Harveys located adjacent to the new location.

The new location also has a pharmacy with drive through access. Harveys customers who do not have prescription coverage, or are under-insured, can sign up for the Harveys Healthy Saver Program. Once in the program, customers receive a 90-day supply of select maintenance medications for $10.99 each. More than 350 prescription medications are available under this program.

At this location, the hometown grocer continues to offer a wide selection of groceries, including an expanded fresh produce department, full-service deli/bakery with special-order in-store decorated cakes, specialty meats, cheeses and breads, and ready-to-eat lunch and dinner buffet, such as home-style, freshly cooked meals. There is an expanded meat department with a wide selection of Harveys famous fresh cuts of meat and an extensive variety of package lunch meats and sausages. The store also offers a variety of convenience services for customers including greeting cards, a floral section, Western Union service, Rug Doctor rentals, Blue Rhino propane tank exchange, postage stamps, and "KeyOsk,” ATM and Coinstar machines.

Harveys will begin normal operating hours on Thursday, September 8. Stores will open 7 a.m. to 9 p.m. on Sundays through Thursdays and 7 a.m. to 10 p.m. Fridays and Saturdays.

About Harveys
Harveys is an affiliate of Delhaize America, a subsidiary of Brussels-based Delhaize Group (DEG) (NYSE:DEG). Harveys operates 71 stores in Georgia, Florida and South Carolina. For more information go to www.harveys-supermarkets.com.

Contact: Benny L. Smith
704-310-4077
blsmith@foodlion.com


Harveys To Open New Store in Homerville, Ga., on August 10

August 8, 2011

NASHVILLE, G.A. — Harveys will unveil a new store in Homerville, Ga., located at 528 North Church Street, on Wednesday, August 10 at 9 a.m.

"We are dedicated to being Homerville's hometown grocer providing excellent value on a wide variety of quality products combined with exceptional customer care," said Barry Robinson, Vice President of Harveys and Reid's stores. "We are excited to offer local produce, custom-cut meat and home-cooked, ready-to-eat meals that our Homerville customers know and love."

Andrew Thrift, who has worked at Harveys for 14 years, will serve as the store manager of the 21,000 square-foot facility. This store will employ 53 team members, with 23 new positions being added as a result of the new and expanded store. The store will replace the former Harveys on North Church Street in Homerville, Ga., which will stay open until 6 p.m. Tuesday, Aug. 9.

The hometown grocer offers a wide selection of groceries, including an expanded fresh produce department, full-service deli/bakery with special-order in-store decorated cakes, specialty meats, cheeses and breads, and ready-to-eat lunch and dinner buffet, such as home-style, freshly cooked meals. The store also offers a variety of convenience services for customers including greeting cards, Western Union service, Rug Doctor rentals, Blue Rhino propane tank exchange, postage stamps, and "KeyOsk," ATM and Coinstar machines.

Harveys will begin normal operating hours on Thursday, August 11. The store will open 7 a.m. to 9 p.m. Sunday through Thursday and 7 a.m. to 10 p.m. Friday and Saturday. Customers are urged to use the two entrances on Highway 441 for the first six weeks of operation as Pecan Street entrance will be temporarily closed.

About Harveys
Harveys is an affiliate of Delhaize America, a subsidiary of Brussels-based Delhaize Group (DEG) (NYSE:DEG). Harveys operates 71 stores in Georgia, Florida and South Carolina. For more information go to www.harveys-supermarkets.com.

Contact: Benny L. Smith
704-310-4077
blsmith@foodlion.com


Harveys To Open New Store in Camilla, Ga., on July 27

July 26, 2011

NASHVILLE, G.A. — Harveys will unveil a new store in Camilla, Ga., located at 68 North Scott Street inside the Camilla Plaza Shopping Center, on Wednesday, July 27. The grand opening festivities will start at 8:30 a.m. with a ribbon-cutting ceremony and free product samplings throughout the day.

"We are dedicated to being Camilla's hometown grocer providing excellent value on a wide variety of quality products combined with exceptional customer care,” said Barry Robinson, Vice President of Harveys and Reid's stores. "We are excited to offer local produce, custom-cut meat and home-cooked, ready to eat meals that our Camilla customers know and love.”

Jason Davis, who has worked at Harveys for seven years, will serve as the store manager of the 21,000 square-foot facility. This store will employ 51 team members, with 10 new positions being added as a result of the new and expanded store. The store will replace the former Harveys at 60 North Scott Street in Camilla, Ga.

The hometown grocer offers a wide selection of groceries, including an expanded fresh produce department, full-service deli/bakery with special-order in-store decorated cakes, specialty meats, cheeses and breads, and ready-to-eat lunch and dinner buffet, such as home-style, freshly cooked meals. The store also offers a variety of convenience services for customers including greeting cards, Western Union service, Rug Doctor rentals, Blue Rhino propane tank exchange, postage stamps, and "KeyOsk,” ATM and Coinstar machines.

Harveys will begin normal operating hours on Thursday, July 28. The store will open 7 a.m. to 9 p.m. on Sundays through Thursdays and 7 a.m. to 10 p.m. Fridays and Saturdays.

About Harveys
Harveys is an affiliate of Delhaize America, a subsidiary of Brussels-based Delhaize Group (DEG) (NYSE:DEG). Harveys operates 71 stores in Georgia, Florida and South Carolina. For more information go to www.harveys-supermarkets.com.

Contact: Benny L. Smith
704-310-4077
blsmith@foodlion.com


Harveys Awards Five Customers With Gift Cards up to $1,000 in its Hometown Educational Rewards Contest

Customers Purchases Helped Local Schools Earn Points to Purchase Free Educational Items

June 3, 2011

SALISBURY, N.C. — Harveys Supermarket recently awarded up to $1,000 in store gift cards to five of its customers for participating in the grocer's Hometown Educational Rewards program.

This program allows parents and supporters to link their Harveys Hometown Rewards Key to up to two local schools. Each time customers shop with their personal Rewards Key, the school automatically earns points towards their share of $250,000 in free educational equipment. Customers were entered into the contest after they purchased certain items and scanned their personal Rewards key.

Grand Prize Winner - Mozelle Yawn
Grand Prize Winner

"This is such an easy thing to do," said Grand Prize contest winner Mozelle Yawn of Hazelhurt, Ga. "I do not know why everyone doesn't do it," she said.

As the grand prize winner, Yawn won a $1,000 Harveys gift card and an iPod Shuffle. Other winners were as follows:

Deana Bibb, of Saundersvlle, Ga., won a $500 Harveys gift card and iPod shuffle.
Prize Winner

Tammy Griffin, of Tifton, Ga., won a $250 Harveys gift card and iPod shuffle.
Prize Winner

Tiffany Branch, of Hazelhurst, Ga., won a $125 Harveys gift card and an iPod shuffle.
Prize Winner

Bobbie Purser, of Brunswick, Ga. won a $125 Harveys gift card and an iPod shuffle.
Prize Winner

All customers received their prizes at a recent presentation inside of their favorite Harveys Supermarket location.

About Harveys
Harveys is an affiliate of Food Lion LLC, a subsidiary of Brussels-based Delhaize Group (DEG) (NYSE:DEG). Harveys operates approximately 71 stores in Georgia, Florida and South Carolina. For more information go to www.harveys-supermarkets.com.

Contact: Benny Smith
704-310-4077
blsmith@foodlion.com


Harveys Launches Free Groceries Sweepstakes

One Customer Could Win Free Groceries for a Year

April 1, 2011

SALISBURY, N.C. — Harveys announced a new promotion today for its Hometown Rewards customers that will award one customer free groceries for a year.

Customers can scan their Rewards key cards once a day at the in-store coupon key-osks, and they will be entered for a chance to win free groceries. Customers also can instantly win one of more than 5,000 free national and private brand items starting today through April 26. Free items will be awarded in the form of a coupon on the customer's Key-osk coupon sheet which must be redeemed on the day it is issued.

No purchase is required to win. Complete rules for this Sweepstakes may be reviewed at participating stores and www.harveys-supermarkets.com/Promotions/rules

Customers can participate in this sweepstakes at participating Harveys stores in Georgia, Florida and South Carolina.

About Harveys
Harveys is an affiliate of Delhaize America, a subsidiary of Brussels-based Delhaize Group (DEG) (NYSE:DEG). Harveys operates 70 stores in Georgia, Florida and South Carolina. For more information go to www.harveys-supermarkets.com.

Contact: Christy Phillips-Brown APR
External Communications Director
704-310-2221
cphillips-brown@foodlion.com


Harveys Opens New Store in Hahira, Ga., Creates 50 Jobs

Grand Opening on Wednesday, March 2, Commemorate Company's
70th Store

March 2, 2011

SALISBURY, N.C. — Harveys unveiled its new store in Hahira, Ga., located at 775 Highway/122 West, today with a ribbon-cutting ceremony and giveaways to its customers.

"We are dedicated to being Hahira's hometown grocer providing excellent value on a wide variety of quality products combined with exceptional customer care,” said Barry Robinson, Vice-President of Harveys and Reid's stores. "We are excited to expand our company by opening our 70th store in this historic location. As a 17-year resident of the area, the store is also a personal dream come true for me.”

The physical store location is the historic landmark of the Great Hahira Pickin Bluegrass Festival that ran from 1980-1996. In 2009, Harveys sponsored the return of the Great Hahira Pickin at the location prior to breaking ground on the new building. A commemorative plaque will hang in the store.

Saul Camancho will be the manager of the 22,000 square-foot facility. He has been with Harveys for nine years.

Harveys will create 50 new jobs with the opening of the store. The small-town grocer offers a wide selection of groceries including an expanded fresh produce department and a full-service deli/bakery with special-order in-store decorated cakes, specialty meats, cheeses and breads, and ready-to-eat lunch and dinner buffet including home-style, freshly cooked meals.

The new store also features a state-of-the art pharmacy complete with a drive-thru window, which will be open from 9 a.m. to 7 p.m. Mondays through Fridays and 9 a.m. until 5 p.m. on Saturdays. The store also offers greeting cards, a floral section, Western Union service, Rug Doctor rentals, Blue Rhino propane tank exchange, postage stamps, "KeyOsk,” ATM, and Coinstar machine.

Harveys will begin typical operating hours of 7 a.m. to 9 p.m. on Thursday, March 3.

About Harveys
Harveys is an affiliate of Delhaize America, a subsidiary of Brussels-based Delhaize Group (DEG) (NYSE:DEG). Harveys operates 70 stores in Georgia, Florida and South Carolina. For more information go to www.harveys-supermarkets.com.

Contact: Christy Phillips-Brown APR
External Communications Director
704-310-2221
cphillips-brown@foodlion.com


Harveys Supermarket Surpasses Goal, Donates More Than 60,000 Pounds of Apples to Local Food Bank by Christmas

Grocer Makes Third Apple Donation to Second Harvest Food Bank of South Georgia in Valdosta, Ga.

December 21, 2010

SALISBURY, N.C. — Hundreds of needy families will have a healthier holiday this season with today's third donation of 18,720 pounds of apples to the Second Harvest Food Bank of South Georgia. This donation brings the total apple poundage to 61,250.

Harveys Supermarket and its customers surpassed its goal to donate more than 60,000 pounds of apples to the food bank by Christmas. The food bank will distribute the apples to 300 non-profit agencies who will then give them to the families.

The supermarket is made its third donation of 18,720 pounds of apples to the Second Harvest Food Bank of South Georgia on Dec. 21.

Harveys Supermarket partnered with FirstFruits Marketing of Washington in October to donate thousands of pounds of apples to needy families through its Take a Bite Out of Hunger campaign. The campaign ends Jan. 31.

"We knew that our customers would help us to reach this goal by Christmas," said Michael Purvis, Director of Produce at Harveys Supermarkets. "This donation will help so many people as they find ways to cope with providing nutritious foods this holiday season."

Every time a customer purchases Washington State Apples, Harveys donate apples to a local food bank. The national FirstFruits Marketing of Washington campaign aims to donate 1 million apples to food banks throughout the U.S.

About Harveys
Harveys is an affiliate of Food Lion LLC, a subsidiary of Brussels-based Delhaize Group (DEG) (NYSE:DEG). Harveys operates approximately 70 stores in Georgia, Florida and South Carolina. For more information go to www.harveys-supermarkets.com.

Contact: Christy Phillips-Brown APR
External Communications Director
704-310-2221
cphillips-brown@foodlion.com


Harveys Supermarket Customers "Take a Bite Out of Hunger" by Helping to Donate Apples to Local Food Banks

First Donation of 7,200 Pounds of Apples Set for Nov. 23 at Second Harvest Food Bank of South Georgia in Valdosta, Ga.

November 22, 2010

SALISBURY, N.C. — Harveys Supermarket and its customers are partnering with FirstFruits Marketing of Washington this holiday season to donate thousands of pounds of apples to needy families through its Take a Bite Out of Hunger campaign. The campaign began in October and will run through January 31.

The supermarket will make its first donation of 8,600 pounds of apples to the Second Harvest Food Bank of South Georgia between 10 a.m. and 11 a.m. Tuesday, Nov. 23 at the food bank on 1411 Harbin Circle in Valdosta, Ga.

"Our goal is to donate more than 60,000 pounds of apples to local food banks between now and Christmas," said Michael Purvis, Director of Produce at Harveys Supermarkets. "This donation will help so many people as they find ways to cope with providing nutritious foods this holiday season."

Every time a customer purchases Washington State Apples, Harveys will donate apples to a local food bank with the goal of donating more than 60,000 pounds by the end of the campaign.

Purvis expects the next donation to be made sometime during the week before Christmas. The national FirstFruits Marketing of Washington campaign aims to donate 1 million apples to food banks throughout the U.S.

About Harveys
Harveys is an affiliate of Food Lion LLC, a subsidiary of Brussels-based Delhaize Group (DEG) (NYSE:DEG). Harveys operates approximately 70 stores in Georgia, Florida and South Carolina. For more information go to www.harveys-supermarkets.com.

Contact: Christy Phillips-Brown APR
External Communications Director
704-310-2221
cphillips-brown@foodlion.com



Food Lion Announces OfficeMax Partnership to Deliver Enhanced School and Office Product Selection to Customers

August 11, 2010

SALISBURY, N.C. – Food Lion family of brands – Food Lion, Bloom, Harveys and Reid's – has selected OfficeMax as the company's supplier of office and school products for its customers.

With this new selection of OfficeMax office and back-to-school items, Food Lion, Bloom, Harveys and Reid's shoppers will find familiar, high-demand items conveniently located in their favorite grocery store. The stores will carry more than 200 OfficeMax products year-round, including award-winning TUL® writing instruments, DiVOGA® style supply products and various grades of OfficeMax brand copy paper. Customers will also find the first class Ascend™ mailing products and high quality [IN]PLACE™ binders. In addition, stores will carry a variety of back-to-school items such as notebooks, school glue and crayons.

"The Food Lion family is very excited about offering the OfficeMax product line at great prices for our customers,” said Ann Raives, Food Lion family Director of Category Management. "This partnership with OfficeMax will provide our customers access to a number of office and school supply products that can be conveniently purchased during their grocery shopping trip.”

Bill Zeuch, senior vice president, new business development for OfficeMax said, "OfficeMax retail merchandising expertise is a strong asset for other retail outlets who include office supply products as non-core items. The Food Lion family is a great partner in this new program and we are excited to highlight the new back-to-school product mix with the many loyal Food Lion family customers.”

The new products will be displayed in the office and school supply section of the store, as well as merchandised in other store areas as appropriate.

About Food Lion Family
The Food Lion family, based in Salisbury, N.C., operates more than 1,300 supermarkets, either directly or through affiliated entities, under the names of Food Lion, Bloom, Harveys or Reid's. These stores meet local customer needs and preferences for the freshest and best quality products. The Food Lion family employs approximately 74,000 associates in 11 Southeast and Mid-Atlantic states. For more information, visit www.foodlion.com.

About OfficeMax
OfficeMax Incorporated (NYSE: OMX) is a leader in both business-to- business office products solutions and retail office products. The OfficeMax mission is simple. We help our customers do their best work. The company provides office supplies and paper, in-store print and document services through OfficeMax ImPress®, technology products and solutions, and furniture to consumers and to large, medium and small businesses. OfficeMax customers are served by approximately 32,000 associates through direct sales, catalogs, e-commerce and more than 1,000 stores. To find the nearest OfficeMax, call 1-877-OFFICEMAX. For more information, visit www.officemax.com.



The Food Lion Family of Banners and Bottom Dollar Food Honored with Ninth Consecutive EPA ENERGY STAR Award

SALISBURY, N.C. - The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) recently recognized the Food Lion Family of Banners and Bottom Dollar Food with a ninth consecutive ENERGY STAR award. The award, for sustained excellence, is the company's seventh consecutive honor in this category. The company was one of 50 companies recognized in the Sustained Excellence category and among 110 overall award winners.

"We are honored to receive this ENERGY STAR Sustained Excellence award and are committed to being strong corporate citizens in the communities in which we operate," said Kyle Mitchell, vice president of Store Development for the company. "The Food Lion Family of Banners and Bottom Dollar Food remain dedicated to environmental stewardship and are proud to continue to lead the way with energy conservation initiatives."

According to the EPA, organizations are recognized in one of three major categories: Sustained Excellence, Partner of the Year and Excellence. As a Sustained Excellence winner, the Food Lion Family of Banners and Bottom Dollar Food were recognized for continued energy consumption reductions, as well as a strong corporate commitment to promoting superior energy performance.

The Food Lion Family of Banners and Bottom Dollar Food have been leaders in the energy and environmental sector for many years and have one of the most advanced retail energy conservation programs in the country. For nearly a decade, the company has been dedicated to numerous sustainability initiatives, such as energy conservation and reducing carbon dioxide emissions throughout its 11-state footprint, reducing its energy consumption by more than 25 percent since 2000 or 2.61 trillion BTUs. Of the more than 1,570 grocery stores recognized by EPA for earning ENERGY STAR labels for superior energy efficiency, the Food Lion Family of Banners and Bottom Dollar Food have earned more than 900 of these labels.

About Food Lion Family
The Food Lion family, based in Salisbury, N.C., operates more than 1,300 supermarkets, either directly or through affiliated entities, under the names of Food Lion, Bloom, Harveys or Reid's. These stores meet local customer needs and preferences for the freshest and best quality products. The Food Lion family employs approximately 74,000 associates in 11 Southeast and Mid-Atlantic states. For more information, visit www.foodlion.com.

About Bottom Dollar Food
Bottom Dollar Food, based in Salisbury, N.C., operates 28 stores in North Carolina, Virginia and Maryland. Bottom Dollar Food is a full-shop discount grocer offering the most popular national brands and private brand products at everyday best prices. Bottom Dollar Food is redefining discount shopping with its lighthearted atmosphere and focus on fresh produce and quality meats. For more information, visit www.bottomdollarfood.com.

About ENERGY STAR
ENERGY STAR was introduced by EPA in 1992 as a voluntary, market-based partnership to reduce greenhouse gas emissions through energy efficiency. Today, the ENERGY STAR label can be found on more than 60 different kinds of products, new homes and commercial and industrial buildings. Products and buildings that have earned the ENERGY STAR designation prevent greenhouse gas emissions by meeting strict energy-efficiency specifications set by the government. Last year alone, Americans, with the help of ENERGY STAR, saved about $19 billion on their energy bills while reducing greenhouse gas emissions equivalent to those of 29 million vehicles.

Emory Turner Named Store Manager of the Year for the Food Lion Family of Banners and Bottom Dollar Food

Harveys store manager received top honor among group of eight divisional winners

March 9, 2010

SALISBURY, N.C. — The Food Lion Family of Banners and Bottom Dollar Food recently recognized Emory Turner as the recipient of the 2009 Store Manager Excellence Award. Turner, who is the store manager of the Harveys Supermarket located at 246 South Main St., in Reidsville, Ga., was selected from a group of seven other divisional winners.

"This award is truly an honor,” said Turner. "I am grateful to be recognized along with this admirable group of store managers and appreciate all of the hard work and dedication put forth by our great team at the store in Reidsville and by the Harveys banner team.”

Turner has been a Harveys team member and store manager for 10 years. He was named the divisional winner for the Harveys banner in the 2008 Store Manager Excellence Awards. Turner currently resides in the Vidalia, Ga. area, with his wife, Diana and daughter, Leslie.

"Emory is the epitome of a great store manager,” said Tom Robinson, Harveys vice president and chief operating officer. "He is a leader amongst his peers and exemplifies the traits that Harveys is known for. Emory is a humble man, who loves what he does and I could not be prouder of him. His legacy at Harveys will be his years of training others, his flair for localized merchandising and his commitment to the people in the community he works and lives in.”

The Store Manager Excellence Award selection includes nine areas of focus, including associate development, leadership, strategic decision-making, cross-organizational collaboration and teamwork, executional excellence, extraordinary results, great customer experiences, community involvement and diversity and inclusion.

Divisional winners are selected from a group of 24 regional winners and more than 100 district winners. The seven additional divisional winners include:

Food Lion Northeastern Market
Lloyd Blydenburgh
135 Junction Drive
Ashland, VA 23005

Food Lion Mid-Atlantic Market
Joe Bove
75 Glen Road
Garner, NC 27529

Food Lion Southwestern Market
Merima Cuturic
3207 Eastway Drive
Charlotte, NC 28205

Food Lion Southeastern Market
Kenric Rivers
2144 Savannah Highway
Charleston, SC 29414

Bloom
Bill Williams
5227 Waterway Drive
Dumfries, VA 22026

Bottom Dollar Food
James Morton
1327 E. Dixie Drive
Asheboro, NC 27203

Reid's
John Davis
2245 Charleston Highway
Cayce, SC 29033

About Food Lion Family

The Food Lion family, based in Salisbury, N.C., operates more than 1,300 supermarkets, either directly or through affiliated entities, under the names of Food Lion, Bloom, Harveys or Reid's. These stores meet local customer needs and preferences for the freshest and best quality products. The Food Lion family employs approximately 74,000 associates in 11 Southeast and Mid-Atlantic states. For more information, visit www.foodlion.com.

About Bottom Dollar Food

Bottom Dollar Food, based in Salisbury, N.C., operates 28 stores in North Carolina, Virginia and Maryland. Bottom Dollar Food is a full-shop discount grocer offering the most popular national brands and private brand products at everyday best prices. Bottom Dollar Food is redefining discount shopping with its lighthearted atmosphere and focus on fresh produce and quality meats. For more information, visit www.bottomdollarfood.com.

Harveys Supermarkets' Bagger Places Second in National CompetitionBagger in Georgia' Danny Goodwin

February 18, 2010

SALISBURY, N.C. - Harveys Supermarkets bagger Danny Goodwin, the 'Best Bagger in Georgia,' finished second at the National Grocers Association (NGA) Best Bagger National Championship Thursday in Las Vegas.

Goodwin, a team member at Harveys Store 2349 in Waynesboro, Ga., competed against 25 other top baggers from grocers across the country. His second-place finish was the highest ever for Harveys and the state of Georgia.

Competitors had to bag a number of items, including bread, eggs, cereal, chips, canned goods, noodles, boxed cookies and boxed dinners into reusable bags. They were then judged on speed, weight distribution, correct placement of products, appearance and attitude.

Goodwin, 21, said the energy from the crowd and other competitors in the Paris Las Vegas Hotel was intense. Coworkers, family and friends of the competitors cheered wildly for their favorite baggers.

"It was really fun, extremely loud and very serious," said Goodwin, of Augusta, Ga. "Everybody was really fast. It was exciting!"

To prepare for the event, Goodwin practiced his bagging skills for four hours everyday for five months with Harveys' coworkers. His bagging strategy is simple - "block out the walls of the bag and put heavy products on the bottom. However, bagging for customers and training for the competition are totally different. You wouldn't bag people's groceries as fast or as heavy as this," he said.

Goodwin, a Harveys team member for five years, won top honors in the Georgia Food Industry Association (GFIA) State Best-Bagger Championship in July 2009, earning $2,000 in cash and prices and the opportunity to compete at the national competition.

"I'm thrilled for Danny!" said Tom Robinson, Harveys vice president and chief operating officer. "He's worked very hard on his training since he won the Georgia State Championship last summer. His coaches had him well prepared for the competition with the best baggers in the country. A good strategy and the spirit to win all came together perfectly for Danny and the Harveys team as he bagged his way to finish second place among the best of the best!"

Goodwin, who is studying accounting at Augusta State University, said although bagging groceries won't be part of his long-term future, he's learned a valuable life lesson.

"Whatever you're doing, try to be the best at it," he said. "Who would've thought a bagger out of Waynesboro, Ga., would be competing for the national bagging title?"

Goodwin, whose second-place finish earned him $5,000 in cash and prizes, said he plans to use his winnings to pay off his car, buy books for school and have a little left over to spend.

About Harveys

Harveys is an affiliate of Delhaize America, a subsidiary of Brussels based Delhaize Group (DEG) (NYSE:DEG). Harveys operates 70 stores in Georgia, Florida and South Carolina.

Food Lion Banners and Bottom Dollar Food Donate $50,000 for Haiti Earthquake Relief

Donation will help fund American Red Cross relief efforts; Customers can learn more about how to help by visiting the company Web sites

January 18, 2010
SALISBURY, N.C. — Food Lion, Bloom, Harveys, Reid's and Bottom Dollar Food announced today a $50,000 American Red Cross donation to assist victims of the recent earthquake in Haiti.

"Our thoughts are with those who are affected by this tragedy in Haiti, as well as victims' friends and family members who live in the communities we serve," said Chris Blumenthal, Community Affairs Manager. "Our company, and our associates and customers, have a long-standing history of responding to natural disaster relief efforts through financial donations, as well as food, water and other supplies. We are eager to support community and international needs for the Haiti relief effort, including this donation to the American Red Cross."

The $50,000 donation will be made to the American Red Cross to help support disaster relief and rebuilding efforts following this week's earthquake in Haiti. Customers wishing to contribute to relief efforts can do so by visiting www.RedCross.org. Learn more at www.FoodLion.com/HaitiRelief, http://www.ShopBloom.com/HaitiRelief, www.bottomdollarfood.com/HaitiRelief or www.harveys-supermarkets.com/HaitiRelief.

About Food Lion Family

The Food Lion family, based in Salisbury, N.C., operates more than 1,300 supermarkets, either directly or through affiliated entities, under the names of Food Lion, Bloom, Harveys or Reid's. These stores meet local customer needs and preferences for the freshest and best quality products. The Food Lion family employs approximately 74,000 associates in 11 Southeast and Mid-Atlantic states. For more information, visit www.foodlion.com.

About Bottom Dollar Food

Bottom Dollar Food, based in Salisbury, N.C., operates 28 stores in North Carolina, Virginia and Maryland. Bottom Dollar Food is a full-shop discount grocer offering the most popular national brands and private brand products at everyday best prices. Bottom Dollar Food is redefining discount shopping with its lighthearted atmosphere and focus on fresh produce and quality meats. For more information, visit www.bottomdollarfood.com.

Harveys Supermarkets Creates 86 Jobs with New Store in Springfield, Ga.

Grand opening set for Wednesday, Dec. 9

NASHVILLE, Ga. - Harveys Supermarkets is set to unveil its new store located at 1451 Highway 21 South in Springfield, Ga., with a ribbon-cutting ceremony on Wednesday, Dec. 9 at 8:30 a.m.

Members of the Chamber of Commerce are scheduled to attend the ribbon-cutting, along with Harveys' leadership team. The store will also offer product sampling and giveaways throughout the day.

"Harveys is committed to providing an exceptional shopping experience for our customers," said Tom Robinson, vice president and chief operating office of Harveys Supermarkets. "We look forward to seeing everyone here in Springfield visiting our new store."

The 34,000 square foot store in Springfield will feature a large fresh produce department and a deli/bakery with in-store decorated cakes, specialty meats, cheeses and breads, as well as a large meat department featuring fresh beef, pork, poultry and seafood. The new store also offers a drive-through pharmacy, Western Union services, Rug Doctor rentals, ATM and Coinstar machine. The store will have approximately 86 team members, with 23 new positions added as a result of the new store.

Sean DuBois, a native of Lake City, Fla., will be the Store Manager. DuBois is a recent addition to the Harveys team, joining the company in November 2009 after more than 20 years with Publix.

"Harveys is a grocery store that really cares about its customers," said DuBois. "We're looking forward to being a part of the Springfield community and serving our new neighbors here."

The new store will be open from 7 a.m. to 10 p.m., Monday through Saturday and 7 a.m. to 9 p.m. on Sunday. Pharmacy hours are 9 a.m. to 7 p.m., Monday through Friday, 9 a.m. to 5 p.m., Saturday and closed on Sunday.

About Harveys

Harveys is an affiliate of Food Lion LLC, a subsidiary of Brussels based Delhaize Group (DEG) (NYSE:DEG). Harveys operates 70 stores in Georgia, Florida and South Carolina.

Harveys Supermarkets Creates 65 Jobs with New Store in Macon, Ga.

Grand opening set for Wednesday, Nov. 4

SALISBURY, N.C. — Harveys Supermarkets is set to unveil its new store located at 1605 Shurling Drive in Macon, Ga., with a ribbon-cutting ceremony on Wednesday, Nov. 4 at 8:30 a.m.

Members of the Chamber of Commerce are scheduled to attend the ribbon-cutting, along with Harveys' leadership team. The store will also offer product sampling and giveaways throughout the day.

"Harveys is committed to providing an exceptional shopping experience for our customers,” said Tom Robinson, vice president and chief operating office of Harveys Supermarkets. "We're inviting all of our new neighbors in Macon to visit our new store.”

The 43,000 square foot store in Macon will undergo a two-phase remodeling project to transform the store into a Harveys Supermarket. Phase one, completed prior to opening, involved cleaning, painting and a partial installation of Harveys décor, as well as a reorientation of the store. The store will feature a large fresh produce department and a deli/bakery with in-store decorated cakes, specialty meats, cheeses and breads, as well as a large meat department featuring fresh beef, pork, poultry and seafood. The new store also offers Western Union services, Rug Doctor rentals, ATM and Coinstar machine.

Phase two, which is set to be complete in early 2010, will see the completion of a pharmacy and a sit-down eating area for customers. The store will have approximately 80 associates, with 23 new positions added as a result of the new store.

James Fowler, a native of Waycross, Ga., will be the Store Manager. Fowler has been with Harveys for nearly 14 years, joining the company as a store manager trainee.

"We look forward to introducing Harveys to the Macon community,” said Fowler. "We're dedicated to providing great customer service and support for our neighbors in Macon.”

The new store will be open from 7 a.m. to 10 p.m., Monday through Saturday and 7 a.m. to 9 p.m. on Sunday.

About Harveys

Harveys is an affiliate of Food Lion LLC, a subsidiary of Brussels based Delhaize Group (DEG) (NYSE:DEG). Harveys operates 70 stores in Georgia, Florida and South Carolina.

Harveys Hosting Last Hahira Pick-In

Bluegrass Festival Schedule for Nov. 7

SALISBURY, N.C. — Harveys Supermarket will host the Great Hahira Pick-In Bluegrass Festival on Saturday, Nov. 7 from 10 a.m. to 11 p.m. The event is free to the public and will feature the Hahira Bluegrass Band.

"The Hahira Pick-In is a long-standing tradition in this area,” said Lisa Overman, marketing manager for Harveys Supermarkets. "We're looking forward to participating in this event with our neighbors.”

The event will also feature Marty Rybon, Valerie Smith and Liberty Pike, as well as Red and Chris Henry, Thin Ice, Volume Five and the Cross Creek Cloggers. Food vendors will be set up on site for the event.

Harveys will be a part of the new Gateway Development, which will be built on the Pick-In Park property and is scheduled to open mid-2010.

For more information on the Pick-In, please contact Avery Walden at 229-794-8588 or avery@southernallied.com.

About Harveys

Harveys is an affiliate of Food Lion LLC, a subsidiary of Brussels based Delhaize Group (DEG) (NYSE:DEG). Harveys operates 70 stores in Georgia, Florida and South Carolina.

Harveys Executive, Tom Robinson, Named Chairman of the Georgia Food Industry Association

SALISBURY, N.C. — Tom Robinson, vice president and chief operating office of Harveys Supermarkets, has been named chairman of the Georgia Food Industry Association (GFIA). He will serve as chairman for a two-year term.

"It is an honor to be named chairman of the Georgia Food Industry Association," said Robinson. "I have been involved with GFIA for a number of years and I highly respect the organization. I look forward to working with the board members and leading the association for the next two years."

The Georgia Food Industry Association is a trade association dedicated to representing the interests of Georgia's grocers and suppliers to legislators and regulatory agencies. It represents more than 200 chain and independent retail members operating more than 700 stores, along with 12 wholesale members operating across the state.

In his role with GFIA, Robinson will oversee all board operations and activities. He will also work closely with the GFIA president, Kathy Kuzava, to manage the effectiveness of the board directors and committees and ensure the organization meets its goals over the next two years.

"Tom's energy level and his commitment to excellence make him a perfect fit as the Georgia Food Industry's newest chairman,” said Kuzava. "I am confident in his ability to provide a lasting contribution to the association in his role as chairman."

As vice president and chief operating office of Harveys Supermarkets, Robinson is responsible for the day-to-day operations of the company's retail stores and distribution network. Prior to joining the Harveys banner, he was vice president of Retail Operations for both Food Lion's Central and Southern Divisions.

Robinson earned a bachelor's degree in business administration from East Carolina University. He currently serves as a director for the National Sportscasters and Sportswriters Hall of Fame and is a national vice president of the Muscular Dystrophy Association.

About Harveys

Harveys is an affiliate of Food Lion LLC, a subsidiary of Brussels based Delhaize Group (DEG) (NYSE:DEG). Harveys operates 70 stores in Georgia, Florida and South Carolina.

Harveys Executive Named to National Board of Muscular Dystrophy Association

SALISBURY, N.C. - Tom Robinson, vice president and chief operating office of Harveys Supermarkets, has been named a national vice president of the Muscular Dystrophy Association (MDA). This appointment marks the third year Robinson has served in this position for MDA.

At its July 10, 2009 meeting in Los Angeles, the MDA Board of Directors elected a roster of vice presidents that includes names such as former NFL star Tiki Barber, August Busch IV, president of Anheuser Busch, Olympic Gold medalist Nadia Comaneci, Casey Kasem, Larry King and president of Harley Davidson, James McCaslin.

In 2008, Robinson led Harveys Supermarkets' more than 4,000 team members in South Carolina, Georgia and Florida to raise more than $236,000 for MDA. In 12 years, Harveys has raised nearly $2 million for MDA by selling shamrocks at registers and through an annual golf tournament.

As vice president and chief operating office of Harveys Supermarkets, Robinson is responsible for the day-to-day operations of the company's retail stores and distribution network. In his nearly 27 years at Food Lion LLC, Robinson has served as a store manager, grocery buyer, purchasing manager and director of Category Management. Prior to joining the Harveys banner, he was vice president of Retail Operations for both Food Lion's Central and Southern Divisions.

Robinson earned a bachelor's degree in business administration from East Carolina University. He currently serves as a director for the National Sportscasters and Sportswriters Hall of Fame and is the Chairman of the Board of Directors for the Georgia Food Industry Association.

About Harveys

Harveys is an affiliate of Food Lion LLC, a subsidiary of Brussels based Delhaize Group (DEG) (NYSE:DEG). Harveys operates 70 stores in Georgia, Florida and South Carolina.

Harveys Supermarkets Offers Hometown Educational Rewards to Help Area Schools

Last year's program raised $150,000 for local schools

SALISBURY, N.C. - Harveys Supermarkets is launching its Hometown Educational Rewards program. The program allows shoppers to link their Harveys Hometown Rewards Key to participating area schools. As shoppers use their card, they can raise funds for the school of their choice to purchase valuable educational equipment. The program begins on August 1, 2009 and will last through March 31, 2010.

"Everyone is being challenged by these touch economic times, including our schools," said Tom Robinson, vice president and chief operating officer of Harveys. "By participating in the Harveys Hometown Educational Rewards program, our shoppers get the enhanced savings that come with the Hometown Rewards Key, as well as the chance to help provide much-needed educational resources for our local schools."

Customers can enroll in the program online at www.harveys-supermarkets.com or by calling 1-800-352-4658. Once a customer's Rewards Key is linked to a school, each purchase made with that Rewards Key earns the school points for various learning tools. Schools can redeem those points for items such as computers, musical instruments, sports equipment, software, books, art supplies and more than 2,000 other useful learning tools. Last year, Harveys helped 228 school purchase $150,000 in educational resources.

About Harveys

Harveys is an affiliate of Food Lion LLC, a subsidiary of Brussels based Delhaize Group (DEG) (NYSE:DEG). Harveys operates 70 stores in Georgia, Florida and South Carolina.

Harveys Supermarkets' Bagger Wins State Competition

Danny Goodwin Wins Title of 'Best Bagger in Georgia'

SALISBURY, N.C. - Harveys Supermarkets has won its second consecutive Georgia State Best-Bagger Championship, with Danny Goodwin of Augusta, Ga., taking top honors at this year's Georgia Food Industry Association (GFIA) competition.

Goodwin, who is employed at the Harveys located at 208 W. 6th St., in Waynesboro, Ga., has worked at Harveys for nearly five years.

"Participating in this competition was a terrific experience and honor," said Goodwin. "I share this win with everyone at Harvey's, especially my colleagues who helped me train for the competition."

Goodwin competed against four baggers from other Georgia retailers in two rounds, plastic bag and reusable bag, taking first place in both rounds. Competitors must bag a number of items, including bread, eggs, cereal, chips, canned goods, noodles, boxed cookies and boxed dinners into three plastic bags and then two reusable bags. They are then judged on speed, weight distribution and correct placement of products.

As the winner of the Georgia state competition, Goodwin wins more than $2,000 in cash and prizes, as well as the opportunity to go to Las Vegas in February 2010 to compete for the national title.

"We are extremely proud of Danny's excellent performance in the competition and Harveys' ability to take back-to-back state titles in this competition," said Tom Robinson, vice president and chief operating officer of Harveys. "Danny dedicated many hours in preparing for the event and we look forward to his success in Las Vegas at the national competition."

To prepare for the event, Goodwin practiced his bagging skills for four hours everyday for five months with Harveys training specialist Teresa Hutcheson. He intends to continue to practice and hone his skills for the February event.

About Harveys

Harveys is an affiliate of Food Lion LLC, a subsidiary of Brussels based Delhaize Group (DEG) (NYSE:DEG). Harveys operates 70 stores in Georgia, Florida and South Carolina.

Harveys Supermarkets to Open New Store in Sandersville, Ga.

Grand opening set for Wednesday, June 17; New Store Creates 23 Jobs

SALISBURY, N.C. - Harveys Supermarkets is set to unveil its new store located at 306 South Harris Street in Sandersville, Ga., with a ribbon-cutting ceremony on Wednesday, June 17 at 9 a.m. The first 200 customers to enter the store will receive a free reusable bag filled with groceries.

Local officials and Chamber members are scheduled to attend the ribbon-cutting, along with Harveys' leadership team. The store will also offer product sampling and giveaways throughout the day.

The 33,542 square foot store in Sandersville will feature a large fresh produce department and a deli/bakery with in-store decorated cakes, specialty meats, cheeses and breads, as well as a large meat department featuring fresh beef, pork, poultry and seafood. The new store also offers Western Union services, Rug Doctor rentals, ATM and Coinstar machine. The store will have approximately 80 associates, with 23 new positions added as a result of the new store.

Jaime O'Dell, a native of Swainsboro, Ga., will be the Store Manager. O'Dell has been a Store Manager with Harveys for five years and is proud to bring a new Harveys store to the community.

"We look forward to unveiling our new store to the Sandersville community," said O'Dell. "We enjoy being a part of this community and hope to see all of our neighbors shopping in their new Harveys."

The new store will be open from 7 a.m. to 10 p.m. daily. It will be an offset of the Harveys located at 1232 South Harris Street in Sandersville, which will close on Tuesday, June 16. All associates will move to the new store.

About Harveys

Harveys is an affiliate of Food Lion LLC, a subsidiary of Brussels based Delhaize Group (DEG) (NYSE:DEG). Harveys operates 70 stores in Georgia, Florida and South Carolina.

Harveys Monitors Swine Flu Outbreak

Company prepared to respond quickly to protect customers and associates

Harveys Supermarkets wants to assure you that we are closely monitoring the swine flu outbreak in Mexico and the United States. The company is taking appropriate precautions to protect our customers and associates.

Harveys reminds you that the swine flu is not a food safety issue since the swine flu is not transmitted via food. As noted by the United States Department of Agriculture (USDA) and Food and Drug Administration (FDA), all pork and poultry products are safe to eat. The government will continue to work with food suppliers to monitor the nation's food supply system to ensure the safety of food products in the United States. As always, Harveys encourages customers to follow safe meat handling procedures and cooking processes, including cooking pork at temperatures of 160 degrees or higher.

We will continue to monitor the situation to make sure we are fully prepared to protect and support our customers and associates. We fully understand the critical service we provide to our communities and will be prepared to continue to serve our customers throughout this event. We appreciate your business and look forward to continuing to serve you.

Harveys Announces Sweepstakes Winners

Nashville, Ga. (November 20, 2008) - Harveys Supermarkets "Come Home to Harveys” in-store sweepstakes, sponsored by Glaceau, recently presented "Home Tech Packages” to the winners. The sweepstakes ran from October 1 to October 28, 2008. Hundreds of entries were submitted by Harveys shoppers to each of Harveys Supermarkets in Georgia, Florida, and South Carolina. The Home Tech Package grand prize winner of a MacBook Air Laptop Computer and Printer, was Justin Griner of Statesboro, Georgia. The grand prize has a $2000. approximate retail value. Two first prizes of MacBook laptops with printers valued at $1200, were awarded to Carol Roberson of Hazelhurst, Georgia and Lisa DeGannes of Tallahassee, Florida. Three second prizes of an Ipod Nano with a $50.00 itunes card were also awarded. The second prize winners are Karen Zachery of Albany, Georgia, Alexis Finniessee of Valdosta, Georgia and Elender Toure of Jacksonville, Georgia.

Currently, Harveys is offering a sweepstakes sponsored by Flowers Bakery. The current sweepstakes, Sunrise with Flowers, offers a Sunrise Gift Basket filled with Flowers Bakery products, a Harveys shopping card valued at $10. and a Harveys Recipe book. The Sunrise Gift Basket promotion ends November 25, 2008. This sweepstakes awards twenty-eight Sunrise Gift Baskets for the twenty-eight day period.

For complete rules, winners and all sweepstakes information, visit the promotional page.

About Harveys
Harveys is an affiliate of Food Lion LLC, a subsidiary of Brussels based Delhaize Group (DEG) (NYSE:DEG). Harveys operates approximately 70 stores in Georgia, Florida and South Carolina.

Harveys Supermarket Gas Giveaway Promotional

Nashville, Ga. (July 8, 2008) - Harveys grocery stores, in a new promotion, are offering $25 gas cards to customers. When shoppers use their Harveys Hometown Rewards Key eight times (spending a minimum of $35 each time from July 16 to Sept. 9), they will receive a $25 gas card.

Harveys customers will be given a ticket after each ($35 minimum) purchase. Harveys shoppers must save eight tickets in order to claim their reward. After the customer has received his or her second gas card reward, the shopper is no longer eligible for the promotion.

This promotion is exclusive to the following Harveys stores in Brunswick and Moultrie, Ga.,:

  • 341 Venture Drive, Brunswick, Ga. 31525 (912) 264-0698
  • 5711 Altama Ave., Brunswick, Ga. 31525 (912) 262-0097
  • 284 Hyde Park Commons, Brunswick, Ga. 31520 (912) 267-1759
  • 1209 First Ave. SE, Moultrie, Ga. 31768 (229) 985-0766.

About Harveys
Harveys is an affiliate of Food Lion LLC, a subsidiary of Brussels based Delhaize Group (DEG) (NYSE:DEG). Harveys operates approximately 70 stores in Georgia, Florida and South Carolina.

Harveys Newly Remodeled Store Celebrations Set for Wednesday

Nashville, Ga. (April 7, 2008) – Harveys Supermarkets is unveiling its newly remodeled stores in Thomasville on Wed., April 9th at 7 a.m. The stores, located at 1404 E. Jackson St. and 309 Smith Ave., have been undergoing renovations for a number of months.

The newly redesigned store on East Jackson Street will feature larger departments, a brand new organic foods section and relocated pharmacy. The Smith Avenue store will have a brand new deli department. Both stores will feature an increased variety of products, upgraded check stands, buggies and entrance, as well as an open floor plan for shopping convenience.

"We are looking forward to offering upgraded stores with new displays and new departments to better serve our customers,” said Lisa Smith, brand manager. "Our goal is to provide exceptional customer care and having a refreshed store enables the Harveys team to welcome our family, friends and neighbors into their home town Harveys grocery store.”

Both stores will continue to offer a large meat department featuring fresh beef, pork, poultry and seafood, as well as a wide selection of international and specialty items and fresh-cut floral items.

The store manager at the East Jackson Street location is Joey Futch. Hours of operation are 7 a.m. to 10 p.m. Monday-Saturday, 7 a.m. to 9 p.m. on Sundays. The phone number at the store is 229-225-1874.

The store manager at the Smith Avenue location is Rocky Johnson. Hours of operation are 7 a.m. to 9 p.m. Monday-Saturday, 7 a.m. to 8 p.m. on Sundays. The phone number at the store is 229-228-7831.

About Harveys
Harveys is an affiliate of Food Lion LLC, a subsidiary of Brussels based Delhaize Group (DEG) (NYSE:DEG). Harveys operates 69 stores in Georgia, Florida and South Carolina.

Harveys Newly Remodeled Store Celebration Set for Wednesday

Nashville, Ga. (April 7, 2008) – Harveys Supermarkets is unveiling its newly remodeled store in Waycross on Wed., April 9th at 7 a.m. The store, located at 510 Tebeau St., has been undergoing renovations for a number of months.

The newly redesigned store will feature a full-service deli/bakery department with in-store decorated cakes, specialty meats, cheeses and breads, new shelving and décor, upgraded lighting, restrooms and floors and a new, open floor plan for shopping convenience. The store will also have an increased product selection and begin carrying beer and wine.

"We are looking forward to offering an upgraded store with new displays and new departments to better serve our customers,” said Lisa Smith, brand manager. "Our goal is to provide exceptional customer care and having a refreshed store enables the Harveys team to welcome our family, friends and neighbors into their home town Harveys grocery store.”

The store manager's name is Levon Shatteen. Hours of operation are 7 a.m. to 9 p.m. Monday-Saturday, 7 a.m. to 8 p.m. on Sundays and the store's telephone number is 912-283-4600.

The store will continue to offer a large meat department featuring fresh beef, pork, poultry and seafood, a wide selection of international and specialty items and fresh-cut floral items.

About Harveys
Harveys is an affiliate of Food Lion LLC, a subsidiary of Brussels based Delhaize Group (DEG) (NYSE:DEG). Harveys operates 69 stores in Georgia, Florida and South Carolina.

Harveys Collecting Donations for Local Food Banks

Nashville, Ga. (February 29, 2008) - Beginning the week of March 3, 2008, Harveys Supermarkets will be collecting donations for the Food Bank of Southwest Georgia located in Albany, Ga., as well as America's Second Harvest of the Big Bend in Tallahassee, Fla.

Harveys recognizes the dire need for supplies in these locations and is actively working to help eliminate hunger and malnutrition in southwest Georgia and northern Florida.

"We share the food bank's commitment to help those in need and we are thrilled to partner with them in this endeavor," said Lisa Smith, brand manager for Harveys Supermarkets. "We heard their inventory was down and we want to help out in any way that we can."

Bins will be set up in Harveys stores to collect donations of canned goods, personal hygiene items and baby items to restock the shelves at the food banks.

About Harveys
Harveys is an affiliate of Food Lion LLC, a subsidiary of Brussels based Delhaize Group (DEG) (NYSE:DEG). Harveys operates 69 stores in Georgia, Florida and South Carolina.

Harveys Executive Elected Vice-Chairman of the GFIA Board

Tom Robinson, vice president and chief operating officer of Harveys Supermarkets was inducted as vice-chairman of the Georgia Food Industry Association during the association's annual convention. Robinson will serve as vice chairman until 2009, when he will take over as association chairman.

"Tom's strong leadership background will be a tremendous asset in moving the association to the next level," according to GFIA president Kathy Kuzava.

The Georgia Food Industry Association (GFIA) is a non-profit, statewide trade association representing Georgia's grocery industry. The GFIA represents over 350 members, including independent and chain grocers, grocery wholesalers and grocery supplier companies. The GFIA serves its membership by fostering positive relationships among constituents through legislative and regulatory representation, member services and events, education and communication.

Harveys Supermarkets Honored by Muscular Dystrophy Association

September 11, 2005

Harveys supermarkets has been named a 2007 Telethon Incentive Award winner by the Muscular Dystrophy Association (MDA). Harveys raised $199,220 to support MDA's programs of research, services and information for people with any of 40 neuromuscular diseases. Harveys has supported MDA for 11 years.

Harveys held a number of fundraising events on the way to raising more than $199,000 for MDA. Associates sold Shamrocks mobiles, hosted a golf tournament, sponsored bake sales, held drawings, and sold hot dogs and food at its annual Grillin' Contest.

"We take this seriously, but we have a lot of fun,” said Tom Robinson, Harveys vice president and chief operating officer, who is also an MDA national vice president. "Harveys' employees are committed to helping ‘Jerry's Kids' and our vendors and customers have big hearts. It's kind of a family affair.”

Tom Robinson Named to National Board of Muscular Dystrophy Association

Led Harveys' efforts in raising more than $110,000 for MDA



Tom Robinson, vice president and chief operating officer of Harveys, has been named a national vice president of the Muscular Dystrophy Association (MDA). Robinson was re-elected to serve another one-year term by the Association's Board of Directors, which met in Los Angeles July 13. He has led Harveys' efforts to raise more than $110,000 for the organization.

Gerald Weinberg, president and CEO of the Muscular Dystrophy Association Inc., with headquarters in Tucson, Ariz., informed Robinson July 17 of his re-election as a national vice president of the Association.

"We're deeply grateful for all you've done, and continue to do, to help advance the Association's programs of research and services,” Weinberg said.

Robinson has led the Harveys' 4,000 or so team members throughout Georgia and Florida in fundraising efforts for MDA. Harveys team members most recently raised $110,397 for MDA through Harveys "Shamrock Against Dystrophy” campaign, bake sales, drawings, hot dog sales and many other special events.

Monies raised during the campaign will fund programs and services for those individuals affected by neuromuscular diseases in the Northwest Florida and Southwest Georgia areas. MDA is a voluntary health agency working to defeat more than 40 neurological diseases through programs of worldwide research, comprehensive services, and far-reaching professional and public health education.

As vice president and chief operating officer of the Harveys supermarket chain, Robinson is responsible for the day-to-day operations of the company's retail stores and distribution network. In his more than 20-year tenure at Food Lion, Robinson served as a store manager, grocery buyer, purchasing manager and director of category management. Prior to joining Harveys, he was vice president of retail operations for Food Lion's Southern Division and served previously as vice president of retail operations for the company's Central Division.

Robinson has a bachelor's degree in business administration from East Carolina University. He also currently serves as a director for the National Sportscasters and Sportswriters Hall of Fame, and is vice chair of the Board of Directors for the Georgia Food Industry Association.

Harveys Supermarkets Honored by National Weather Service

June 14, 2007

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(L to R) Scott Rayder- NOAA Chief of Staff, Lisa Smith-Harveys Supermarkets, Jack Elrod-writer and illustrator of the Mark Trail cartoon ,Yolanda Amadeo-WALB, Mary Glackin-Assistant Administrator for Weather Services.

NASHVILLE, GA - Harveys Supermarkets will be awarded the Mark Trail award by the National Weather Service during a June 21, 2007 ceremony in Washington, D.C. Now in its 11th year, the Mark Trail Award program honors individuals and organizations that use or provide NOAA Weather Radio receivers and transmitters to save lives and protect property.

Harveys Supermarkets, a Food Lion LLC affiliate, has been selling the weather radios to help raise awareness of the importance of early warnings for severe weather. During the promotion, all 68 stores participated in the promotion.

Spearheading the promotion was Lisa Smith, brand manager for Harveys Supermarkets. Along with local weather host Yolanda Armadeo, Smith appeared regularly during weather segments on WALB-TV.

"We are very excited to receive the Mark Trail Award and we hope that it will encourage other individuals and companies in our community to realize the importance of the NOAA Weather Radio," said Smith. "We have had customers tell us that these radios literally saved their lives because they were able to get to shelter before a storm struck."

The Mark Trail Awards are named for the nationally syndicated comic strip character that serves as the campaign symbol for the NOAA Weather Radio All-Hazards program. Since 1995, Jack Elrod, writer and illustrator of Mark Trail, and King Features Syndicate have been strong advocates for publicizing severe weather safety through the use of the radios. In recent years, the strip's education message has included the fact that anyone listening to NOAA Weather Radio All-Hazards has instant access to the same lifesaving weather reports and all-hazards information provided to meteorologists, emergency personnel and the media.

About Harveys
Harveys is an affiliate of Food Lion LLC, a subsidiary of Brussels based Delhaize Group (DEG) (NYSE:DEG). Harveys operates 68 stores in Georgia, Florida and South Carolina.

About Food Lion
Food Lion LLC is a subsidiary of Brussels-based Delhaize Group (NYSE: DEG). Food Lion LLC operates approximately 1,300 supermarkets, either directly or through affiliated entities, under the names of Food Lion, Bloom, Bottom Dollar, Harveys and Reid's. These stores meet local customer needs and preferences for the freshest and best quality products. Food Lion LLC employs approximately 73,000 associates in 11 Southeast and Mid-Atlantic states.

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Harveys Hit Hard in Americus, Ga., Bounces Back to Serve the Community

March 7, 2007

Link to larger view With two stores initially closed by the tornados in Americus, Ga., the Harveys team quickly mobilized to get the stores open as soon as possible, and to aid the community.

Prior to the deadly tornados, which devastated parts of the south, there were four supermarkets serving Americus, Ga. After the storm, the Winn Dixie in town was a total loss and the Wal-Mart sustained considerable damage. Though both Harveys stores were initially closed, one was open and running by mid-afternoon the day after the storm, and the second was reopened three and a half days later.

On the scene in Americus was Harveys Brand Manager, Lisa Smith, who assisted in getting the stores back up to serve our customers and helped coordinate donations and volunteer efforts to help the victims. Harveys donated two truckloads of water and two truckloads of ice through the Red Cross.

"I am thankful for our company and the humanitarian efforts that went into this disaster relief,” Smith said. "We were also able to donate fruit, sausage and lunch meat, which was in high demand. We had vendors who truly stepped up to the plate to help in this time of need by offering products to cook and their presence to help cook and serve.”

The JohnBoy and Billy's Grillin' Team came with their big grill and cooked hamburgers, hot dogs and pork loin for two and a half days. According to Smith, the disaster victims were so grateful and appreciative of the food that Harveys was giving away. "Looking back,” she said, "we estimate having cooked enough to serve 2,500 people.”

"Although I was there and know that Harveys did a good deed by feeding the victims, community service workers, our associates and anyone who was in need, understand that we were only a few in a mass of many. I was touched by the number of volunteers. I thank each person with Food Lion LLC who contributed their time and efforts to this disaster relief.”

Harveys Supermarkets opens their 1st South Carolina Store

March 8, 2006

NASHVILLE, Ga. - Harveys Supermarkets opened their 1st South Carolina Store on Wednesday, March 6, 2006 in Ridgeland. With vendors in the parking lot serving up Bar-B-Q sandwiches and the Hershey's kiss character passing out chocolate, it was a day to be around for goodies and give aways. This makes 68 stores for the supermarket chain with another 6 opening thru June 2006.

Ms. Iris Harvey Smith, author of the Recipe Corner Cookbook hamming it up with the Dole Banana. Ms. Smith was in Ridgeland promoting and autographing copies of the book that includes 28 years of the Best recipes from the Recipe Corner.

The store is located at US 278 & I-95 in Ridgeland, SC 29936.

New Harveys Store Quick Win with Customers

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NASHVILLE, Ga. - The newest Harveys store opened Dec. 14 in Baxley, Ga., to rave reviews. Loyal customers, newcomers and employees alike praised the newly upgraded, modern Harveys location.

"We are very proud of our newest Harveys store. It offers the personal attention of all Harveys locations, with a fresh coat of paint,” said John Williams, district manager for Harveys. "Our smiling, friendly employees and the crisp facility make for a great shopping experience.”

The newest Baxley store offers a daily, ready-to-eat lunch and dinner buffet, including home-style, freshly cooked meals. The deli and bakery provide customers many of their favorite entrées and sides without the task of cooking at home.

Harveys takes pride in offering exceptional customer service and the best low prices. "We believe our contemporary Harveys store provides a great facility to continue our long history of meeting our communities' grocery needs,” Williams said. "Our store manager, Dana Kennedy, is a local gentleman, who knows our people and our business. That's Harveys.”

The store is located at 106 East Parker St. - Suite 1, Baxley, GA 31513.

Harveys Best Now on Sale

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NASHVILLE, Ga. - By popular demand and just in time for the holidays, Ms. Iris Harvey Smith, daughter of Harveys' founder, J. H. Harvey, Sr., has released a compilation of over 200 pages of tried and true Harveys recipes. A labor of love over the last 27 years, Smith has produced a weekly ad recipe in the "Recipe Corner” by first creating and testing the recipe followed by ensuring all ingredients are available at all Harveys stores.

The cookbook, Harveys Best from the Recipe Corner, available at all Harveys stores, is $14.95, plus tax. It includes classic home-cooking recipes for appetizers and beverages, breads, desserts and candies, pasta, meats, salads, sandwiches, soups, vegetables, gifts and much more.

Be sure to stop by any of our Harveys locations and pick up a copy of this must-have recipe favorite!

Tom Robinson Assumes Leadership Post at Harveys

September 1, 2005

NASHVILLE, Ga. - Completing an extended transition period, Tom Robinson has assumed full responsibility as vice president and chief operating officer of the Harveys supermarket chain. Robinson joined Harveys earlier this year and succeeds Benny Ensley, who has retired.

As the vice president and chief operating officer, Robinson is responsible for the day-to-day operations of the Harveys retail stores and distribution network, located in Georgia and Florida. Harveys was founded in 1950 and has established a reputation for friendly stores offering a superb selection of fresh produce and meats.

Prior to joining Harveys, Robinson served as a corporate leader at Food Lion. As vice president of retail operations for Food Lion's Southern Division, he oversaw 243 supermarkets in North Carolina, South Carolina, Georgia and Florida. He was responsible for the overall operations of the stores, including strategic planning, associate development, quality assurance, profitability, and customer satisfaction. Previously, he served as vice president of store operations for the company's Central Division.

In his more than 20-year tenure at Food Lion, Robinson served as a store manager, grocery buyer, purchasing manager and director of category management.

Robinson has a bachelor's degree in business administration from East Carolina University. He is married and has three sons.

J.H. Harvey Co., LLC is a subsidiary of Delhaize America, the U.S. division of Brussels-based Delhaize Group (NYSE: DEG). Harveys operates 66 stores and employs approximately 3,500 team members delivering the finest quality products and service to its customers in Georgia and Florida.

J.H. Harvey Jr., Legendary Georgia Grocer Succumbs to Cancer

August 18, 2005

NASHVILLE, Ga. - Joseph Hillman Harvey Jr., known throughout central and south Georgia as Joe Harvey, the man behind the Harveys supermarket chain, died today after a long battle with cancer.

Harvey, 76, started working in his father's grocery stores when he was five years old and helped found the J.H. Harvey Company Inc., in 1950. Emphasizing friendly customer service and a wide selection of fresh meats and local products, the Harveys chain grew from a handful of stores in the early 1950s to 45 locations in Georgia and north Florida in 2003, when he sold the company to Delhaize Group, the parent company of Food Lion.

Mr. Joe Harvey understood completely the bond that exists between a family and its local grocery store, said Tom Robinson, Harveys chief operating officer. He believed in no excuses and shouldered 100 percent of the responsibility for Harveys. He instilled in every Harveys store three basic principles exceptional customer care, low prices and developing the best team members in the grocery business.

Through the years, Harveys customers felt as if they knew Joe Harvey personally from his TV commercials and frequent store visits. From the early 1950s until 2005, when his health declined significantly, he never missed a store grand opening, where he would personally welcome customers. His desire was that Harveys stores always lived up to the company motto, The Friendliest Store in Town.

Born in 1929 in Nashville, Harvey served customers iced soft drinks in his father's store when he was 5 years old. By the time he was nine, he worked daily in the store and did so until he graduated from high school. After attending college, Harvey returned to the family business and was appointed secretary of the J.H. Harvey Co. at age 21. In 1980 he became president and CEO of the company and was made chairman of its board in 1989.

In 2003, Harvey negotiated the sale of the company to Delhaize Group, which has grown the chain to 66 stores, serving 500,000 customers weekly in Georgia and north Florida. After the 2003 sale, Harvey maintained a lesser role with the company, continuing to appear at store openings and other events. In 2004, Mercer University in Macon, Ga., awarded Harvey an honorary doctor of commerce in recognition of his accomplishments and contribution to the food industry in the state of Georgia.

Harvey is survived by his wife, Martha Brumley Harvey, and several children, grand children and great-grand children. Memorial services will be Saturday, August 20th, 11:00 AM at Strickland Memorial Stadium at Epworth by the Sea, St. Simons Island, Georgia. The family requests in lieu of flowers, memorials be sent to Epworth by the Sea, P. O. Box 20407, St. Simons Island, GA 31522.

Mr. Harvey will be missed. He has certainly left a legacy in the stores he built, the customers he served and the fine persons he employed, Robinson said. Harveys customers can take comfort knowing our stores will honor the memory of Mr. Harvey by remaining the friendliest grocer in town.

J.H. Harvey Co., LLC is a subsidiary of Delhaize America, the U.S. division of Brussels-based Delhaize Group (NYSE: DEG). Harveys operates 66 stores and employs approximately 3,500 team members delivering the finest quality products and service to its customers in Georgia and Florida.

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