Food Lion will open a new location March 15 at 1014 N. Main St. in Kernersville, North Carolina.
The new store will open to the public at 8 a.m., following a 7:45 a.m. ribbon-cutting ceremony. Afterward, the first 100 customers in line will receive a mystery gift card valued up to $200, free reusable shopping bag and custom apron.
“I’ve enjoyed getting to know our neighbors in the community this past year while serving at our previous store and volunteering at local schools,” said Ashley Hodgin, store manager. “My team and I are looking forward to nourishing our neighbors at our new location.”
It features a product assortment, fresh sushi, hand-battered fried chicken, in-store cut fruit and a variety of grab-and-go items. 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 and a self-service hot wing and Asian food bar.
The store also offers a variety of local offerings, including baked goods from Winston-Salem’s Dewey’s Bakery, granola from Big Boss Baking Company in High Point and brewed beer from Foothills Brewing in Winston-Salem. A list of additional North Carolina-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.
The store has donated $1,500 each to three local agencies: Hope To Thrive, Project RE3 and Next Step Ministries. Each of these organizations will also 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.