Food Lion Recognizes Long-term Associates for their Service

SALISBURY, NC – Food Lion is proud to announce nearly 300 associates will be celebrating over 30 years of service this year. Among them are seven long-term associates from stores in the greater Columbia, SC area.

“Recognizing associates who have shared their gifts and talents with Food Lion and nourished their neighbors for decades is incredibly important to us,” said Meg Ham, President, Food Lion. “These dedicated associates have touched the lives of their fellow associates and customers alike. We are so fortunate to have such committed associates and I so appreciate the care, compassion and commitment they share with Food Lion and the towns and cities they serve.”

Food Lion recognizes these associates celebrating 30, 35, 40, and 45 years of service with the Years of Service Award. Each year, the omnichannel retailer holds a recognition event to share appreciation and gratitude for associates who have achieved these service milestones. At the Years of Service Awards event, each associate’s name, position, location and service milestone are read aloud and celebrated.

The following local associates were recognized:

30 years of service
• Sonja Anderson, Cake Decorator in Columbia
• Jerome Glover, Perishable Manager in Santee
• Eva Litman in Hopkins
• Regina Richardson, Pricing Coordinator in Columbia

40 years of service
• Johnny Wildman, Perishable Associate in Columbia

45 years of service
• Sharon Martin, Pricing Coordinator in West Columbia
• Patricia Rexroad, Receiver in Columbia

Food Lion, based in Salisbury, N.C. since 1957, has more than 1,100 stores in 10 Southeastern and Mid-Atlantic states and employs more than 82,000 associates. By leveraging its longstanding heritage of low prices and convenient locations, Food Lion is working to own the easiest full shop grocery experience in the Southeast, anchored by a strong commitment to affordability, freshness and the communities it serves. Through Food Lion Feeds, the company has donated more than 900 million meals to individuals and families since 2014 and has committed to donate 1.5 billion meals by 2025. Food Lion is a company of Ahold Delhaize USA, the U.S. division of Zaandam-based Ahold Delhaize. For more information, visit or job applicants may visit

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