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FOOD LION ANNOUNCES LATEST FOUR WEEK SALES

 SALISBURY, N.C., Feb. 4 /PRNewswire/ -- Food Lion, Inc. (NASDAQ-NMS: FDLN) announces the latest unaudited sales information for the four week period ending Jan. 30, 1993, compared to the four week period ending Jan. 25, 1992, as follows:
 Period Ending Jan. 30, 1993 Jan. 25, 1992 Pct. Increase
 4 Weeks $537,870,976 $529,787,656 1.5
 Number of stores 1,022 883
 Same store sales were down 7.6 percent for the four weeks ending Jan. 30, 1993. Same store sales comparisons were impacted by comparison to the strongest four week same store sales period of any during 1992.
 Tom E. Smith, President and CEO, said: "These numbers lead us to believe that Food Lion will continue to recover from the disappointing sales results which began last November, but we still have additional work to do to increase sales to acceptable levels. We are committed to take the steps necessary to increase sales and continue to earn the support of our customers."
 As of Jan. 30, 1993, the company was operating in fourteen states, with principal locations in the southeast.
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 /CONTACT: Mike Mozingo of Food Lion, 704-633-8250 ext. 2575/
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