Food Lion to Remodel 92 Stores in South Carolina
SALISBURY, NC - Ahold Delhaize-owned, +1000-store-strong banner Food Lion is making good on its "Easy, Fresh and Affordable... You Can Count on Food Lion Every Day!" strategy; the company has announced a new series of remodels in the greater Myrtle Beach, Florence, Columbia, and Charleston, SC, markets. The company announced plans to invest $158 million toward remodeling the stores, lowering prices, and expanding the assortment of available products in 92 area stores throughout the next year
“Food Lion is proud to have been a part of the many towns and cities we serve throughout South Carolina for 43 years, and we are even more excited to bring exciting new offerings, services, and a new look to these markets,” said President Meg Ham, in a press release. “We look forward to making significant investments in our stores, our associates, and our communities to offer a new grocery shopping experience. Our mission is to ensure our customers can easily find fresh, quality products to nourish their families at affordable prices every day, delivered with caring, friendly service every time they shop. We look forward to reintroducing our renovated stores later this summer.”
Food Lion is also planning to hire nearly 2,000 new associates at its newly remodeled stores as part of its commitment to enhancing the customer experience.
The stores will feature the following highlights:
- Six stores will have walk-in produce coolers designed to keep produce fresher, longer. These stores are in the towns of Andrews, Columbia, Dillon, Florence, Georgetown, and Ravenel, SC
- In-store made hand-battered fried chicken in the deli bakery department
- More local products such as beer and wine, and natural and organic selections
Stores will offer an expanded variety and assortment of products that are relevant to customers in each store and each community, including more local, natural, organic, and gluten-free items. The stores will also feature enhanced deli/bakery services and customer service as a result of new customer-centric training for associates at every store.
All 92 stores are to remain open during the remodeling and, once complete, will offer greater ease of navigation to shoppers. To date, Food Lion would have remodeled 80 percent of its network of more than 1,000 stores across its 10-state operating area once these renovations are complete.
A complete list of the stores in this market is available here, and AndNowUKnow will continue to bring you updates as the banner upgrades its locations across the Southeastern and Mid-Atlantic.