North Carolina-based Food Lion will open a store March 8 at 3346 Halifax Road in South Boston, Virginia.
The location will open to the public at 8 a.m., following a ribbon-cutting ceremony. Afterwards, the first 100 customers in line will receive a mystery gift card valued up to $200 and free reusable shopping bag. The store will be open daily from 7 a.m.-11 p.m.
“I am very excited to continue serving our South Boston community by bringing an even better, easy and affordable shopping experience to our customers,” said Christy East, store manager. “My team and I are looking forward to serving our neighbors and deepening roots in the community even more at our brand-new location.”
The store features a large product assortment, freshly made sushi, in-store prepared pre-cut fruit and a 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 organic products made with no artificial flavors, preservatives or synthetic colors. Additionally, the store features a walk-in produce cooler, a self-service hot wing and Asian food bar.
The site offers self-checkout lanes and the Food Lion To Go grocery pick up service. Online orders may be placed on the Food Lion To Go website or the app.
The store also offers a variety of local offerings, including in-season produce grown at Reese’s Farms in Scottsville, Virginia, and beverages produced from Springfield Distillery in Halifax, Virginia. A list of additional Virginia-based suppliers that may be featured in the store can be found here.
The location features energy-efficient overhead LED lighting. Food Lion is the only company in the country 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.
Employees from the store will volunteer at Jane Jones Food Pantry, an agency of FeedMore. The food bank will also regularly collect food from the store to distribute to people in need 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, the retailer’s hunger-relief initiative, has donated more than 1 billion meals since 2014.