Food Lion To Remodel 71 Stores In Greater Richmond Market This Year

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Food Lion will spend $110 million to remodel 71 stores in the greater Richmond, Virginia, market in 2017. The remodels are part of the grocer’s “Easy, Fresh and Affordable… You Can Count on Food Lion Every Day!” strategy and includes remodeling the stores, additional price investments throughout the year and investments in associates and the community through Food Lion Feeds, the grocer’s hunger relief initiative.

“Food Lion is proud to have been a part of the greater Richmond community since 1984, and we are excited to bring our newest format to this market,” said Food Lion President Meg Ham. “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.”

As part of its “Easy, Fresh and Affordable…” strategy, Food Lion says it already has brought enhancements to its Richmond stores, including product expansion, new registers, price investments and enhanced service. When the remodels are complete, among the key benefits customers will be able to take advantage of include fresh stores designed for easier navigation and quick shopping as well as an expanded assortment that is relevant to the grocer’s customers in each store, such as more local products like beer and wine, and natural and organic selections.

Richmond is the sixth market to be remodeled and the stores are expected to be completed on a rolling basis between June and October. Salisbury, North Carolina-based Food Lion, a banner of Ahold Delhaize, says it will continue to launch enhancements across its more than 1,000 stores in 2017, as well as remodel additional markets over time. The company currently is remodeling 93 stores in the greater Greensboro, North Carolina, market, and has previously completed 142 stores in greater Charlotte in 2016, 162 stores in the greater Raleigh area in 2015, and 76 stores in the greater Wilmington and Greenville markets in 2014.

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A former newspaper editor and publisher who has handled digital duties for The Shelby Report since 2011. She once enjoyed leisurely perusing the grocery store aisles but, since having a baby in 2016, is now an enthusiastic click-and-collect shopper.

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