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Five Food Lion leaders included in 2016 “Top Women in Grocery” list

SALISBURY — Five Food Lion leaders were recognized in Progressive Grocer magazine’s 2016 Top Women in Grocery list, one of the highest honors in the food industry.

The women on the list are grocery retail leaders who demonstrate excellence in leadership throughout the industry, individual stores and communities where they live and work.

“We are extremely proud of the excellent leadership and commitment these leaders have exhibited to our customers and associates,” said Greg Finchum, senior vice president of retail operations. “Food Lion appreciates the positive difference they each make every day.”

All five leaders will receive their award on Nov. 10 during a special cocktail dinner celebration at the Hyatt Regency Grand Cypress, in Orlando, Fla.

The Food Lion “Rising Star” category winners were:

Kelli Whittington, manager of talent development and training

Kelli Whittington has five years of grocery retail experience with Food Lion. She provides leadership, talent management and organizational development expertise to Food Lion’s retail Northern division covering 350 stores in Virginia, West Virginia, Maryland, Pennsylvania and Delaware. This division includes 17,000 associates delivering the highest financial and performance results in the Food Lion banner.

Angela Reynolds-Wiegand, manager, business process change for Food Lion

Angela Reynolds-Wiegand, who has been with Food Lion for over 20 years, is the first point of contact for all business areas to initiate change in Food Lion’s nearly 1,100 retail stores. In addition to her current position, she was also appointed as the director of execution and implementation in Food Lion’s Central Greensboro Division, which includes 94 stores.

The “Store Manager” category winners included:

Cheryl Collins, Food Lion Store Manager, Ocean City, Md.

Cheryl Collins is the store manager of the Food Lion location on 11801 Coastal Highway in Ocean City, Md. Collins oversees more than 120 associates during the summer months. She has nearly 23 years of experience in the grocery retail industry working as a store manager and customer service manager. Food Lion recognized Collins earlier this year for her outstanding store performance, awarding her with a regional Store Manager of the Year award.

Kim Rollins, Food Lion Store Manager, Mint Hill, N.C.

Kim Rollins is the store manager of the Food Lion location on 8118 Blair Road in Mint Hill, N.C. Rollins oversees more than 65 associates. She has nearly 20 years of experience in the grocery retail industry, where she served as a Food Lion as a store manager, deli bakery manager, produce manager and assistant manager. Food Lion recognized Rollins earlier this year for her outstanding store performance awarding her with a regional Store Manager of the Year award.

Shari Workman, Food Lion Store Manager, Raleigh, N.C.

Shari Workman is the store manager of the Food Lion location on 3609 Davis Drive in Morrisville, N.C. She oversees more than 100 associates. She has 15 years of experience in the grocery retail industry, serving Food Lion in various positions of increasing responsibility including dairy clerk, produce manager, assistant manager and store manager.

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