Salisbury, North Carolina-based Food Lion will open a new store Feb. 8 at 130 Duella Drive in Inwood, West Virginia.
It will open to the public at 8 a.m., following a ribbon-cutting ceremony. Afterward, the first 100 customers in line will receive a mystery gift card valued up to $200 and a free reusable shopping bag.
“I’ve had the pleasure of serving the Inwood community for the last seven years and have appreciated the opportunity to meet many of our wonderful neighbors,” said Jay Moaveni, store manager of the Inwood Food Lion.
“Our neighbors have always trusted us to nourish their family, and my team and I are excited to bring them this new store to make shopping even easier. I think customers will be thrilled to see everything we have to offer.”
The new store features a large product assortment, fresh sushi, in-store cut fruit and a wide variety of affordable and easy “grab-and-go” options. Customers have a 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 organic products made with no artificial flavors, preservatives or synthetic colors.
Additionally, the store features a walk-in produce cooler and a self-service hot wing and Asian food bar.
The store will also offer self-checkout lanes and the Food Lion To Go grocery pick up service. Online orders may be placed on its website or app.
The store also offers a variety of local offerings, such as Custard Stand hot dog chili, in-season produce from Orr’s Farm Market and pepperoni rolls from Home Industry Bakery. A list of additional West Virginia-based suppliers that may be featured in the store can be found here.
The store features energy-efficient overhead LED lighting. Food Lion is the only company in the U.S. to receive the Energy Star Partner of the Year Award from the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency and the U.S. Department of Energy for 21 consecutive years.
In celebration of the grand opening, Food Lion Feeds will donate 15,000 meals to Community Cupboard, an agency of Mountaineer Food Bank. The food bank will also regularly collect food from the store to distribute to neighbors in need through its food rescue program, in which food is donated to a local feeding agency before the food spoils. Food Lion Feeds has donated more than 1 billion meals to neighbors in need since 2014.