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Food Lion Expands Network Opening New Huntersville, N.C., Store May 1

Source: Business Wire

First 100 Customers to Receive Free Reusable Bag and Food Lion Gift Cards Up to $200

SALISBURY, N.C.--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Apr. 29, 2019-- Food Lion has been a good neighbor to customers in the Huntersville, N.C., community for 47 years.

Starting Wednesday, May 1, residents will be able to nourish their families at a new Food Lion store at 13108 Eastfield Road, in Huntersville, N.C. This will be Food Lion’s third store location in Huntersville, N.C.

The store will open to the public at 8 a.m., Wednesday following a 7:45 a.m. ribbon-cutting ceremony where the first 100 customers in line will receive a free reusable bag and a mystery gift card with a value of up to $200. As part of the grand opening ceremonies, a representative from Hearts & Hands Food Pantry in Huntersville will talk about Food Lion’s impact in helping the agency feed hungry local families.

Last week, several Food Lion associates assembled shelving and stocked the pantry full of fresh and non-perishable items. The company donated more 2,500 pounds of food to help nourish our Huntersville neighbors in the weeks to come. In addition, Food Lion is donating refrigeration units to Hearts & Hands Food Pantry to allow them to store and distribute more fresh items.

Customers visiting this store will be able to choose from an expanded variety of products, including in-store fresh-cut fruit, in-store made hand-battered buttermilk fried chicken, and many other new items to nourish their families. The store will also feature “grab-n-go” meals to help make dinner easier for customers. Customers also will be able to enjoy fresh-made sushi.

"We are proud to have been a member of this community since 1972," said Chris Spears, who is the new store manager. " We are very excited about the opening of this new store that will give our neighbors a place where shopping is easy, fresh and always affordable.”

Additionally, the new store will provide families with affordable options from Food Lion’s Nature’s Promise beef, pork, and poultry – Food Lion’s brand of products “free from” unwanted ingredients like artificial additives, preservatives and colors. They are great tasting products that our customers can trust.

The store also features the company’s new Food Lion to Go service. Customers can visit www.foodlion.com/togo, enter one of the participating zip codes, and select this store or the closest participating store. With just the click of a bottom from a computer or mobile device, Food Lion to Go allows customers to order groceries, fill a virtual cart with the grocery items, and pick them up at your scheduled pick-up time, without ever having to enter a store…all with the same low prices and fresh food items customers expect from Food Lion, truly putting the “easy” in easy, fresh and affordable.

The new Huntersville store will be open daily from 7 a.m. until 11 p.m.

About Food Lion

Food Lion, based in Salisbury, N.C., since 1957, has more than 1,000 stores in 10 Southeastern and Mid-Atlantic states and employs more than 63,000 associates. By leveraging its longstanding heritage of low prices and convenient locations, Food Lion is working to own the easiest full shop grocery experience in the Southeast, anchored by a strong commitment to affordability, freshness and the communities it serves. Through Food Lion Feeds, the company has committed to provide 500 million meals to individuals and families in need by the end of 2020. Food Lion is a company of Ahold Delhaize USA, the U.S. division of Zaandam-based Royal Ahold Delhaize Group. For more information, visit www.foodlion.com.

Source: Food Lion

Emma Inman, APR
704-310-3869
emma.inman@foodlion.com

Benny Smith, APR
704-754-2650
blsmith@foodlion.com

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