Published On: Thu, Mar 7th, 2019

Food Lion to invest $158m to remodel 92 grocery stores in South Carolina

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Food Lion store remodeling : US grocery store chain Food Lion said that it will invest $158 million for remodeling 92 stores in South Carolina.

The investment will also be used for reducing prices, and expanding the range of products available at each of the Food Lion stores located in the greater Myrtle Beach, Florence, Columbia and Charleston markets.

The US grocery store chain expects to recruit about 2,000 new associates at the South Carolina grocery stores in a move to improve customer experience.

Food Lion announced that all the 92 stores will be open to shoppers through normal operating hours during the remodel project. Upon completion, the remodeled Food Lion stores are expected to be easier to navigate and shop.

Food Lion to remodel 92 grocery stores in South Carolina

Food Lion to remodel 92 grocery stores in South Carolina. Photo courtesy of Virginia Retail from Virginia, USA/Wikipedia.org.

Once the renovations of the 92 South Carolina stores are completed, Food Lion would have remodeled 80% of its grocery store network of more than 1,000 in the 10 US states its operates.

Commenting on the Food Lion store remodeling program, Meg Ham – Food Lion President said: “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.

“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.”

The remodeled Food Lion stores in South Carolina are also expected will offer increased local, natural, organic and gluten-free items. The stores will have improved deli/bakery service as well.

Six of the Food Lion stores will feature walk-in produce coolers to help keep produce fresher, longer.

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