Food Lion crowned the 2013 Food Lion Miss CIAA- Brittany Whidbee, Miss Elizabeth
City State University on March 2 at the Time Warner Cable Arena. Whidbee earned the
title during the Central Intercollegiate Athletic Association's basketball tournament
in Charlotte, N. C.
Food Lion has sponsored the tournament for nearly 20 years and hosted several family
friendly events at the 2013 tournament. Rick LaCroix, division vice president for
Food Lion's Southern Division, said Food Lion was honored to be a part of the CIAA's
2013 tournament as a way to show our continued support to the communities in our footprint
surrounding the 12 CIAA schools.
"Our 19-year partnership with the CIAA is a strategic alliance that supports our commitment
to education, men's and women's athletics, and diversity and inclusion. Food Lion
will offer a number of events focused on education, and health and wellness programs
to attendees during CIAA week. We look forward to an exciting tournament this year."
About Food Lion
Food Lion, based in Salisbury, N.C., is a company of Delhaize America, the U.S. division
of Brussels-based Delhaize Group (NYSE: DEG) and operates more than 1,100 supermarkets.
The company employs approximately 58,000 associates delivering quality products, low
prices and service to customers in 10 Southeastern and Mid-Atlantic states. For more
information, visit www.foodlion.com.