Revamped instore delis are among the highlights of a major remodeling project by retail giant Food Lion.
Salisbury, North Carolina-based Food Lion, which has more than 1,000 stores in 10 Southeastern and Mid-Atlantic states, will spend $168 million to remodel 105 stores in the greater Norfolk, Virginia, area.
Expanded deli departments will be added to some stores, with new offerings including handmade artisan pizza and wing bars.
Other upgrades include walk-in garden coolers to keep produce fresher longer and more organic foods and fresh-cut fruits and vegetables. Food Lion will also lower prices and hire about 5,000 new employees as part of the investment.
"Food Lion has been nourishing our neighbors in the greater Norfolk market for nearly 40 years, and we are excited to bring our newest shopping experience to this community," says Meg Ham, Food Lion’s president. "With every change, we have kept our customers at the forefront because we want to ensure they can easily find fresh, quality products to nourish their families at affordable prices every day, delivered with caring, friendly service every time they shop.”