Friday, 23 June 2017

Food Lion to Remodel Stores in Greater Charlotte, N.C., Market in 2016; Invests $1.5 Million in Second Harvest Food Bank Warehouse Expansion

SALISBURY, N.C.--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Consistent with the grocer's "Easy, Fresh and Affordable... You Can

Count on Food Lion Every Day!" strategy, Food Lion has announced the

company will remodel 142 stores in the greater Charlotte, N.C., market

in 2016. In an effort to make shopping easier and more affordable for

its customers, the company will make a $215 million investment in its

stores. This includes remodeling the stores, additional price

investments throughout the year and investments in associates and the

community through its Food Lion Feeds initiatives. A complete list of

greater Charlotte-area stores is available at

"We're proud to have been a part of the greater Charlotte community

since 1957, and are excited to bring our newest format to our hometown

market," said Food Lion President Meg Ham. "As we near our 60th

anniversary in this market, we look forward to making significant

investments in our stores, our customers, our associates and our

communities to offer a new grocery shopping experience. We want 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."

Store Investments

Since Food Lion launched its "Easy, Fresh and Affordable. You Home Improvement College Station Can Count

on Food Lion Every Day!" strate gy in May 2014, the grocer has brought

enhancements to its Charlotte stores including product expansion, new

registers, price investments and enhanced service. When the remodels are

complete, customers will be able to take Home Improvement College Station advantage of key benefits,

which include:

Fresh, new stores designed to be easier to navigate and shop so

customers can get in and out of the store quickly.

Expanded variety and assortment that is relevant to our customers in

each store, such as more local products, natural and organic

selections and healthier snack options.

These remodels are expected to be completed in stores on a rolling basis

between May and Octobe r 2016. Food Lion will continue to launch

enhancements across all of its nearly 1,100 stores in 2016, as well as

remodel additional markets over time. Charlotte is the fourth area to be

remodeled. The company remodeled 162 stores in the greater Raleigh,

N.C., area in 2015, along with 76 stores in the greater Wilmington,

N.C., and Greenville, N.C., markets in 2014.

Investment in the Charlotte Community

Food Lion's investment is also extended to the local community. The

grocer has committed $1.5 million to the Second Harvest Food Bank of

Metrolina's warehouse expansion. Through this new facility, Second

Harvest will provide the food bank with new capacity to broaden its

already robust work to end hunger in the 16-county region it supports in

the greater Charlotte area. The expansion will also offer access to

healthier, fresher food so those in need can nourish their families and
< br>meet basic needs to help them get back on their feet.

"As we announce a significant commitment to remodel our 142 stores to

better serve our customers, we are proud to be able to also help Second

Harvest better serve the Charlotte community," said Meg Ham, president

of Food Lion. "Through the new Food Lion Feeds center, we are making a

significant and long-term commitment to helping the food bank expand its

capabilities to offer fresher, healthier food to those in our community

who are struggling with hunger."

"Second Harvest and Food Lion have served the Charlotte community

together for more than 25 years, and I'm thrilled our strong partnership

will continue through the opening of the Food Lion Feeds Center, said

Kay Carter, chief executive officer of Second Harvest Food Bank of

Metrolina. "Food Lion's associates are truly dedicated to making sure

those who are hungry don't hav e to make tough choices, whether it's

providing a fresh, healthy meal on the table or groceries in the pantry."

Serving 10 million customers each week at nearly 1,100 locations in 10

states, Food Lion was founded in 1957 and still calls Salisbury, N.C.,

its hometown. Through Food Lion Feeds, the company will donate 500

million meals to individuals and families in need by the end of 2020.

Click here for the full store list:

About Food Lion

Food Lion, based in Salisbury, N.C., since 1957, has nearly 1,100 stores

in 10 Southeastern and Mid-Atlantic states and employs more than 65,000

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. Throug h 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, the U.S. division of Brussels-based

Delhaize Group (NYSE: DEG). For more information, visit

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