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Food Lion Invests $40 Million into Remodeling 23 Virginia Stores

Food Lion Invests $40 Million into Remodeling 23 Virginia Stores

Tuesday, April 9th, 2019

Ahold Delhaize-owned Food Lion is continuing its 1,000-store remodel across its 10-store operating area with a new $40 million investment in the Virginia market. The news comes on the heels of its renovation of 92 North Carolina stores earlier last month. Now, Food Lion is honing in on 14 towns and 23 stores in Charlottesville and Harrisonburg, Virginia, to further its "Easy, Fresh and Affordable...You Can Count on Food Lion Every Day!" strategy.

Meg Ham, President, Food Lion"Food Lion is proud to have been a part of the many towns and cities we serve throughout the Charlottesville/Harrisonburg market for 37 years, and we are even more excited to bring new offerings, services, and a new look to these markets," said Food Lion President Meg Ham. "We look forward to making significant investments in our stores, our associates, and our communities to offer an enhanced shopping experience.”

According to a press release, the remodels will consist of doubling down on customer service and adding the following enhancements:

  • Two stores will have walk-in produce coolers designed to keep produce fresher, longer. These stores are in the towns of Ruckersville, located at 136 Cedar Grove Road, and Charlottesville, located at 32 Mill Creek Drive
  • Select stores will receive in-store cut fruit and expanded seafood selection
  • Expansion of great priced “grab n go” snacking items
  • More natural, local, organic, and gluten-free products
  • In-store made, hand-battered fried chicken
  • Expanded variety of Nature’s Promise beef, pork, poultry, Food Lion’s brand of products “free from” unwanted ingredients like artificial additives, preservatives, and colors
  • Expansion of categories such as gluten free and international specialty
  • Expansion of premium and ready to drink coffees

Food Lion announced it is investing $40 million throughout 14 cities in Virginia and remodeling 23 stores

“Our mission is to ensure our customers can easily find fresh, quality products to nourish their families at affordable prices every day, delivered with the caring, friendly service they expect from Food Lion every time they shop. We look forward to reintroducing our renovated stores later this summer,” Ham continued.

The grocer also expects to hire nearly 400 new associates at all of the stores listed here.

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