Salisbury, North Carolina-based Food Lion has opened a new store location in the Mallard Creek community of Charlotte, North Carolina. Located at 2201 West W.T. Harris Blvd., it is open daily from 7 a.m. until 11 p.m.
“I’m ecstatic to open the newest Food Lion store in Mallard Creek,” said Branden Goetsch, store manager.
“I love being part of the Charlotte community and feel a special connection to this part of town, specifically having previously led the Food Lion on N. Tryon Street. My team and I look forward to introducing neighbors to their store and helping them nourish their families,” he said.
The new store features an extensive product assortment, including hand-battered fried chicken, a self-service hot food bar, in-store fresh-cut fruit and vegetables, and a wide variety of “grab-and-go” options.
Customers have a large selection of organic, gluten-free and plant-based items to choose from, including Nature’s Promise-brand items, which are Food Lion’s brand of wholesome and organic products made with no artificial flavors, preservatives or synthetic colors.
To make shopping easier for customers, the store offers self-checkout lanes and the Food Lion To Go grocery pick up service, which allows customers to place an order online.
The store also offers a variety of local offerings, such as craft beers from many of the area’s local craft breweries; pimento cheese made by Charlotte’s-own Trade and Tryon; and local produce from Patterson Farms in China Grove.
A list of additional North Carolina-based suppliers that may be featured in the store can be found here.
Furthering Food Lion’s commitment to sustainability, the store features energy-efficient overhead LED lighting. Food Lion has received the Energy Star Partner of the Year Award from the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency and the U.S. Department of Energy for 20 consecutive years.
In another commitment to the Mallard Creek community, Food Lion donated 10,000 meals each to Hope Street Food Pantry, Faith CME Church Food Ministry and the Second Harvest Food Bank of Metrolina through Food Lion Feeds, the retailer’s hunger relief initiative.
All three organizations are located near the store and also will regularly collect food from the store to distribute through Food Lion Feeds’ food rescue program, in which food safe for human consumption is donated to a local feeding agency before the food spoils.
Food Lion Feeds has donated more than 900 million meals to neighbors in need since 2014.
Food Lion has more than 1,100 stores in 10 Southeastern and Mid-Atlantic states and more than 82,000 employees.
Food Lion is a company of Ahold Delhaize USA, the U.S. division of Zaandam-based Ahold Delhaize.
For more information, visit foodlion.com.