The bottom line on Bottom Dollar Food is that grocery store operator Delhaize America intends to keep its low-frills stores in the Philadelphia region open even as it plans to convert others to its Food Lion brand.
Bottom Dollar currently has 18 stores in the Philadelphia region -- all opened since October 2010.
Brussels-based Delhaize Group SA said Thursday that it would close 146 money-losing stores, of which 113 are Food Lion supermarkets located in the South.
The company said it would convert 22 Bottom Dollar stores in Maryland, North Carolina and Virginia to the Food Lion format. Also, it will close six "underperforming" Bottom Dollars in North Carolina and Virginia.