SALISBURY, N.C. — Progressive Grocer magazine has named six Food Lion leaders to its prestigious 2017 Top Women in Grocery, one of the food industry’s highest honors.
Christy Phillips-Brown, APR, Director of External Communications and Community Relations for Food Lion, and Delta Zeta National Vice President of Collegians, is one of those six leaders.
Progressive Grocer’s Top Women in Grocery award recognizes grocery retail leaders who demonstrate excellence in leadership daily throughout the industry, their stores and the communities where they proudly live and work. The awards honor leaders in various categories.
Christy Phillips-Brown oversees public relations, media relations, executive communications, crisis communications and community relations. During her tenure, she has transformed the public relations team to drive more proactive public relations efforts through effective storytelling, led the development of the company's national award-winning philanthropic platform, Food Lion Feeds, as well as created new and innovative brand journalism tools to help position Food Lion positively in the grocery industry. Christy is a resident of Charlotte, N.C.
"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 everyday."
All six leaders will receive their award on November 9, 2017 during a special cocktail dinner celebration at the Westin O'Hare, in Chicago, Illinois.
Christy, who has served on Delta Zeta's National Council since 2014, has also served the Sorority in many other roles, including Regional Collegiate Coordinator and College Chapter Director.
About Food Lion
Food Lion, based in Salisbury, N.C., since 1957, has more than 1,000 stores in 10 Southeastern and Mid-Atlantic states and employs more than 63,000 associates. By leveraging its longstanding heritage of low prices and convenient locations, Food Lion is working to own the easiest full shop grocery experience in the Southeast, anchored by a strong commitment to affordability, freshness and the communities it serves. Through Food Lion Feeds, the company has committed to provide 500 million meals to individuals and families in need by the end of 2020. Food Lion is a company of Delhaize America, a U.S. division of Zaandam-based Royal Ahold Delhaize Group. For more information, visit www.foodlion.com.