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FOOD LION ANNOUNCES MARCH SALES RESULTS

 SALISBURY, N.C., April 1 /PRNewswire/ -- Food Lion, Inc. (NASDAQ-NMS: FDLN) announced latest unaudited sales information for the period ending March 27, 1993 and March 21, 1992, as follows:
 Period Ending March 27, 1993 March 21, 1992 Pct. Increase
 4 weeks $ 559,904,929 $ 537,342,851 4.2
 Year-to-date
 (12 weeks) 1,656,824,671 1,596,491,332 3.8
 Number of stores 1,034 892
 Same store sales decreased 5.7 percent for the four weeks and 6.0 percent year-to-date. Sales continue to be negatively impacted as a result of ABC's Nov. 5, 1992 PrimeTime Live broadcast regarding the company's food handling and sanitation practices.
 -0- /CONTACT: Mike Mozingo, Food Lion, Inc., 704-633-8250 ext. 2575/
 (FDLN)


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