NEW CONCEPTS STEER FOOD LION GROWTH PLAN

SALISBURY, N.C. (FNS) -- Food Lion here is proceeding with a strategy to test larger formats featuring "store within a store" concepts as part of a plan to open 50 new units this year.Four "experimental" stores are slated to open this year in Salisbury and Kernersville, N.C., and in Lorton and Virginia Beach, Va., Tom Smith, chairman, president and chief executive officer, said at the chain's annual

SALISBURY, N.C. (FNS) -- Food Lion here is proceeding with a strategy to test larger formats featuring "store within a store" concepts as part of a plan to open 50 new units this year.

Four "experimental" stores are slated to open this year in Salisbury and Kernersville, N.C., and in Lorton and Virginia Beach, Va., Tom Smith, chairman, president and chief executive officer, said at the chain's annual meeting here.

The stores, 40,000 to 50,000 square feet, will contain such dep

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