Food Lion Job Application Guide

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About Food Lion


Retail, Grocery store




Salisbury, NC

Number of stores:





Beth Newlands Campbell (President)


Food Lion is a subsidiary of Delhaize Group, a food retailer with headquarters in Belgium. They operate over 1,000 grocery stores, primarily in the Mid-Atlantic and South-Atlantic regions of the United States.

How to Apply For a Job at Food Lion


You can search and apply for Food Lion jobs directly through StartWire. We’ll even keep track of your application and provide you with the tools you need to keep your job search organized. Apply now

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If you prefer, you can also choose to apply online directly through Food Lion’s hiring website. Using this method provides you with no special benefits over using StartWire, but it’s an option you have available to you. If you do opt to use their site instead, be sure to come back to StartWire so you can keep your job search organized.

Food Lion no longer accepts paper applications.

The Food Lion Application Process

The Food Lion job application process is pretty simple and straightforward, and should only take you about 30 minutes to complete.

The first section of the application is designed to collect your personal information, such as your name, address, phone number, employment history, and social security number.

During the application process, you will also have an opportunity to upload your resume and cover letter. If you have those documents prepared (you do, right?), you should definitely take advantage of the chance to provide them. It’s tough to stand out with just a job application, so providing these documents can be very beneficial.

You will also be asked to provide some references. These can be either personal or professional (though professional is preferred). As always, make sure that you ask your potential references before you put their names down — nobody wants to be surprised with a phone call, no matter how well they know you.

After you provide the information above, you will just have to complete a brief questionnaire about your age, work history, and availability. There are no ‘trick questions’ here, so just answer honestly.

How to Get Updates on Your Food Lion Application

At this time, Food Lion does not provide automatic application updates. If you want to check on the status of your application, your best bet is to call the hiring manager at the store you’ve applied to work at.

Who is Food Lion Hiring?

Food Lion is an equal opportunity employer. They do not make hiring decisions based on gender, age, ethnicity, disability, or religion.

Jobs available at Food Lion

There are many different opportunities available in Food Lion stores. Some of the most popular positions include cashiers, stock clerks, customer service representatives, supervisors, bakers, butchers, and managers. Search jobs

There are also many positions available at Food Lion distribution centers and corporate headquarters. Those positions change all the time, so you should keep an eye on their hiring website if you want to be notified of new job openings as they happen.

Types of people Food Lion wants to hire

Food Lion is always looking for honest, dedicated, friendly, and hardworking people to join their team. If you have any kind of background in customer service, you should do your best to emphasize that on your resume and cover letter. Additionally, any kind of success that you’ve had leading a team would be a great thing to add.

Age requirements

You must be at least 16 years old to work at Food Lion, though the age requirements can vary depending on the position you’d like to apply to.

Business Summary


Food Lion is a subsidiary of Delhaize Group, a Belgium-based company that operates grocery stores in 7 different countries. Beth Newlands Campbell is the President of Food Lion, and Greg Finchum and Karen Fernald are Senior Vice Presidents.


As a private company, Food Lion is not required to release their financial records. However, it’s estimated that they earned $17.3 billion in revenue in 2006.


The first Food Lion was opened in 1957 (though it was called Food Town at the time). The store was opened by Brown Ketner, Ralph Ketner, and Wilson Smith. In 1982, the company was purchased by Delhaize Group, who continues to own it today. It was a year after the purchase that the name was changed to Food Lion.

After the Delhaize purchase, Food Lion went through a rapid expansion period, opening new stores throughout the Southeastern and Mid-Atlantic regions of the United States. By the end of the 1990s, they had expanded into the Northeast, Texas, and Western United States.

Today, Food Lion is among the largest grocery retailers in the United States.

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