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Rocky Mount man marks 35-year Food Lion career

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Food Lion is celebrating nearly 300 associates who have more than 30 years of service with the retailer, including an associate in Rocky Mount.

“Our associates serve their neighbors with passion, dedication and care each day,” Food Lion President Meg Ham said in a news release. “It’s important to us at Food Lion to take time and thank these dedicated associates for everything they do to nourish our customers, communities and each other. These associates have given their careers so that we can be where we are today, and the entire Food Lion organization is incredibly grateful for their commitment to Food Lion and the towns and cities we serve.”

Included in the list of longtime employees is Henry McLauchlin of Rocky Mount. He’s been with the grocery chain for 35 years.

There are 274 associates with long tenures of service who are celebrating a milestone year in 2020. And Food Lion recognizes these associates celebrating 30, 35, 40 and 45 years of service with the Years of Service Award. Each year, the retailer honors holds a ceremony where each associate’s name, position and location are read aloud.