On Wednesday, Oct. 16, Food Lion opened the doors of its store at 7905 Falls of Neuse Road in Raleigh, North Carolina.
A ribbon cutting ceremony was scheduled at 7:45 a.m., followed by the store opening at 8 a.m. The first 100 customers in line received a mystery gift card valued from $10-$200, a Food Lion apron and a reusable grocery bag.
“We are proud of our history serving the Raleigh, North Carolina, community for more than 40 years. And, we’re excited to offer our neighbors another convenient location to purchase everything they need to nourish their families,” said David Cooper, store manager. “We’ve completed an extensive remodel, but the wait is over. We’re excited to welcome customers into the new store to see their fresh new Food Lion.”
Customers can choose from an expanded product assortment, including in-store fresh-cut fruit and vegetables, hand-battered buttermilk fried chicken and other new items. The store also features more “grab-and-go” meal options, a wing bar, an expanded floral department and photo cake machine.
The store also will provide a variety of Food Lion’s Nature’s Promise brand beef, pork, poultry, milk, eggs, bottled water, cereal, coffee and other items. Nature’s Promise is Food Lion’s brand of organic products made with no artificial flavors, preservatives or synthetic colors.
In another commitment to the Raleigh community, Food Lion donated $125,000 through Food Lion Feeds, the hunger relief initiative, to Wake Tech Community College to help fight food insecurity on its campuses and surrounding communities. During the ribbon cutting ceremony, Food Lion Feeds also was scheduled to donate $1,000 each, or the equivalent of 5,000 meals each, to Bethlehem Baptist Church and Millbrook United Methodist Church, which will collect donated food from the new Food Lion store through the retailer’s food rescue program.
The new Raleigh store is open daily from 6 a.m. until 11 p.m.