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FOOD LION AND DELAWARE CLARIFY WEIGHTS AND MEASURES RULES BY AGREEMENT

 SALISBURY, N.C., March 31 /PRNewswire/ -- Food Lion (NASDAQ-NMS: FDLN) has reached an agreement with the State of Delaware which concludes an examination by the State of the manner in which Food Lion determines the weight of packages of meat, produce and deli products sold in Food Lion's Delaware stores. Under the agreement the State of Delaware will, for the first time, adopt regulations recognizing certain standards which the State says it has applied in checking package weight at Food Lion stores and other grocery stores in the State.
 A decision by Food Lion to donate $50,000 of food to the Food Bank of Delaware, Inc. for delivery to its affiliate agencies in Sussex County, Del., was made part of this Agreement. Food Lion has also agreed to pay $10,000 to the Delaware Consumer Protection Fund.
 State inspectors use measuring equipment which weighs to 1/1000 of a pound. This is 10 times more precise than available retail scales. Food Lion has decided to allow extra "tare" in pricing market, produce, and deli products. "Tare" is the allowance the retailer makes to account for the weight of the packaging material and the moisture loss of the product while it is on display for sale. For example, a one pound item with a retail price of $2.40 would be affected by less than 1/4 of a cent if the weight was off by 1/1000 of a pound.
 In making the announcement, Food Lion Senior Vice President of Operations John Watkins said: "We have been working closely with the Delaware Division of Consumer Affairs and the Delaware Division of Weights and Measures on these issues, and we believe the outcome is fair to everyone. Food Lion reaffirms its commitment to ensuring that product labeling accurately reflects price and weight. We believe this agreement will help us to continue our commitment to accurate product labeling and will help us to continue providing quality products and service to our Delaware customers."
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 /CONTACT: Mike Mozingo of Food Lion, 704-633-8250 ext. 2575/
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