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Food Lion has unveiled its 2013 Store Manager of the Year award-winner, as well as the recipients of its annual Store Manager Excellence Awards.
Named Food Lion’s 2013 Store Manager of the Year, Antoine Grant is the manager of the Food Lion located at 860 South Union Street in Concord, N.C. Grant was selected from among 1,113 store managers nationwide to be honored at an annual event at the grocer’s headquarters in Salisbury, N.C., attended by Food Lion founder Ralph Ketner.
Grant joined Food Lion in 1997 as a bagger, and has since held positions of increasing responsibility, including cashier, stocker, produce manager, grocery manager and assistant manager. “I want to personally thank my entire team of associates who work hard to ensure our customers have a great shopping experience in our store,” Grant said. “I share this award with each of them who helped make this possible.”
“Antoine is an excellent leader in his store, in the community and across the company,” said Beth Newlands Campbell, president of Food Lion. “Through his leadership, he inspires his entire team of associates to care for our customers so that they want to keep shopping at Food Lion. In December, we held a re-grand opening at Antoine’s store. It was evident that he has a special connection with his customers and associates.”
Also recognizing strong leadership skills at the store level, the 2013 Division Store Manager Excellence Awards went to Selvedin Dokic, store manager at 3089 Mechanicsville Turnpike in Richmond, Va.; Reggie Beamon, store manager at 1318 John Small Ave. in Washington, N.C.; and Rhonda Mauldin, store manager at 1004 W. Georgia Rd. in Simpsonville, S.C.
Food Lion operates more than 1,100 supermarkets in 10 Southeastern and Mid-Atlantic states, and employs approximately 57,000 associates.
Pictured: Food Lion Senior VP, Retail Operations Greg Finchum; Food Lion Store Manager of the Year Antoine Grant; and Food Lion President Beth Newlands Campbell