SALISBURY, N.C., June 13, 2013 /PRNewswire/ -- Food Lion store manager Charles Inman, who manages the Food Lion located at 238 Pritchard Road in Clayton, N.C., was named Delhaize Group's Store Manager of the Year. Inman was selected among 3,400 store managers across the globe. He received this coveted award during a surprise ceremony at his store on Monday.
"I am honored and humbled to receive this distinguished award," Inman said. "I want to thank the entire team of store associates who make our store great for customers every day."
In February, Inman was named Food Lion's Store Manager of the Year. As a result, he became eligible for the Delhaize Group award, joining 11 other store managers representing the best of the best across our company."Charles is an excellent leader in his store, in the community and across our company," said Beth Newlands Campbell, President of Food Lion. "He is an incredibly humble leader who inspires his team to deliver outstanding service to our customers, ensuring they are top of mind with everyone who works in his store. Charles continuously helps shoppers and praises associates for a job well done. He is also highly regarded as a strong developer of talent across the organization." Delhaize Group's Store Manager Excellence Award is based on a number of areas, including financial performance, operational excellence, people management and our Delhaize Group values, including integrity, determination, courage, humility and humor. Inman joined Food Lion in 2002 as a cashier, and has held positions of increasing responsibility, including produce manager, office manager and assistant store manager. He resides in Cary, N.C. About Food LionFood Lion, based in Salisbury, N.C., is a subsidiary 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 57,000 associates delivering quality products, low prices and service to customers in 10 Southeastern and Mid-Atlantic states. For more information, visit www.foodlion.com. SOURCE Food Lion