Supermarket chain Food Lion is set to open 92 remodelled stores in Greater Myrtle Beach, Florence, Columbia and Charleston areas of South Carolina (SC), US on 17 July.
In March this year, the US grocery chain announced plans to make a $158m capital investment to remodel the 92 stores. The investment was used to fully remodel stores, which included new signage and product portfolio expansion.
Food Lion also hired around 2,000 new associates across the stores in an effort to enhance customer experience.
Food Lion president Meg Ham said: “Food Lion has nourished our neighbours in the greater SC community for 43 years, and we’re excited to bring these improvements to our 92 local stores.
“We’ve created a new grocery shopping experience through the significant investments in our stores, associates and communities. From our expanded variety and product assortment, newly reorganised stores, to a more efficient check-out experience, every change we’ve made will make it easier for our customers to find the quality products they have come to expect from Food Lion.
“When coupled with our weekly sales and promotions, customers will see that we have made it easier for them to nourish their families with healthy foods on a budget.”
The stores now feature expanded variety and assortment across all departments, such as more local produce in the Local Goodness section, an expanded variety of craft beer, limited reserve wines, and local, natural, organic and gluten-free items.
A wide range of Nature’s Promise beef, pork, poultry, milk, eggs, bottled water, cereal, coffee and other items are also available.
Six stores in Andrews, Columbia, Dillon, Florence, Georgetown and Ravenel, SC, now feature walk-in produce coolers to keep products fresher for longer.
The retailer also enhanced the deli bakery department of each store, by adding in-store made hand-battered fried chicken.
In April this year, the supermarket chain further revealed plans to invest $40m to remodel 23 stores in 14 towns and cities across Charlottesville and Harrisonburg, Virginia, US.