Food Lion put $215 million toward revamping 142 area stores and you’ll want to see the results

Food Lion put $215 million toward revamping 142 area stores and you’ll want to see the results
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Food Lion has finished remodeling 142 Charlotte-area stores.

The $215 million it cost represents the second-largest investment the company has ever made, Food Lion execs said. Grand re-openings for the locations are today.

The $215 million went toward not only remodeling the stores, but also lowering prices, bringing more goods to each store (expect more natural, organic, gluten-free and specialty items) and enhancing freshness in each department. The company also hired and promoted hundreds of people and enhanced customer service training across all fronts to provide a deeper knowledge of the company and the goods it offers to employees and, in turn, customers.

Food Lion cited a community responsibility for the timing on the investment. One out of every 6 people – and one out of every 4 children – don’t know where their next meal is coming from, the company said. Food Lion said it wants to make it possible for people that choose between paying rent and buying groceries to do both.

Expect remodels, an expanded selection of fresh produce, an organic section and walk-in garden cooler in each store.

Get a quick feel for the total remodel:

Food Lion Remodel

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Food Lion Remodel

Food Lion Remodel

And a quick tour of what’s different:

New, wider aisles

New, wider aisles

Aisles are filled with food that are grouped together to make shopping for a meal easier.

Aisles are filled with food that are grouped together to make shopping for a meal easier.

A new walk-in produce cooler

A new walk-in produce cooler, complete with a 100% fresh or double your money back guarantee

Food Lion Produce

Pre-sliced, weighed and ticketed deli meats. The new line of meats are 95-98% fat-free and go through minimal processing.

Pre-sliced, weighed and ticketed deli meats. The new line of meats are 95-98% fat-free and go through minimal processing.

All meats are now 100% USDA Choice cuts.

All meats are now 100% USDA Choice cuts.

Wine and beer options have also multiplied.

Wine and beer options have also multiplied.

They now offer local and regional beer.

They now offer local and regional beer.

And when you’re done shopping, Food Lion is making it possible to get out in a snap with faster lines and revamped conveyer belts.

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