Cheaper prices and fancier digs are coming to this popular North Carolina grocery store chain.
It’s been an outstanding few weeks in the North Carolina food world. First, the announcement of Krispy Kreme and CheerWine making a soda brought our dreams to reality. Now, another North Carolina-born food company has reason to celebrate: Food Lion has completed $178 million of upgrades and remodeling of Piedmont Triad (which includes Greensboro, Winston-Salem, and High Point) Food Lion Stores. In total, 93 stores have received a makeover.
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The Southeastern grocery giant has also implemented a variety of non-structural changes across stores. These include a more streamlined checkout process, helpful signage, and an overhauled area for showcasing produce, with an expanded selection of offerings. Additionally, Food Lion will be adding more natural and organic options and a larger collection of craft beers (right in time for tailgating season). There will also be a section devoted to gluten-free foods. Our favorite innovation? An area dedicated exclusively to products from North Carolina.
Best of all, is news that prices won’t skyrocket as a result of the hefty renovations. “We are so humbled and proud to still call North Carolina our hometown where our first store still resides in Salisbury, North Carolina. And while a lot of things have changed since 1957 [the year the company was founded], low prices are still at the core of what we do today at Food Lion,” Meg Ham, Food Lion’s president, said in a press conference. “But this wasn’t only an investment in our physical plant,” she continues, adding that they also invested in bringing their prices down even lower. To top off all of this exciting intel, Food Lion also donated a $100,000 mobile food pantry to to Second Harvest Food Bank of Northwest North Carolina at the event. Now, if you don’t mind, we’ve got some grocery shopping to do.