SALISBURY, NC, June 27, 2022 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) — Beginning June 29, neighbors in the Wesley Chapel neighborhood of Charlotte, NC can feed their families in a fresh, new Food Lion. The new store at 5939 Weddington Rd., Charlotte, NC 28104 will open to the public on June 29 at 8:00 am after the tape cutting at 7:45 am. After the ceremony, the first 100 customers in line will receive a mystery gift card worth up to $200, a commemorative apron and a reusable bag. All customers can sample some of the fresh and affordable produce from across the store, which is open daily from 7am to 11pm
“I am extremely excited to open this new location in the town I call home,” said Micheal Brigman, branch manager of the new Wesley Chapel Food Lion. “My family moved to Monroe when my father retired from the Army after 22 years. I graduated from Sun Valley High School and my three children have also attended all schools in the area. I look forward to serving our community with a clean, well stocked and well priced store.”
The new store offers an extensive range of products, including fresh sushi, freshly cut fruit in store and a wide range of affordable and easy to-go options that make every mealtime easier. Customers have a wide range of organic, gluten-free and plant-based items to choose from, including items from the Nature’s Promise brand, Food Lion’s affordable brand of healthy and organic products made without artificial flavors, preservatives or synthetic colors.
To make shopping easier for customers, the store offers self-checkout lanes and the Food Lion To Go grocery pickup service, which allows customers to place an order with the touch of a button while enjoying the same low prices and fresh groceries they get at In Load.
The shop prides itself on also offering a wide range of great local offerings such as freshly brewed craft beers from many of the area’s local craft breweries; premium allspice cheese made by Charlotte’s own Trade & Tryon; and great local produce from Patterson Farms in China Grove, NC. A list of other North Carolina based suppliers that may be in store can be found here.
To promote Food Lion’s commitment to sustainability, the store features energy-efficient LED overhead lighting. Food Lion is the only company in the country to have received the ENERGY STAR Partner of the Year Award from the US Environmental Protection Agency and the US Department of Energy for 21 consecutive years.
In another commitment to the Wesley Chapel community, Food Lion donated $2,500 to Metrolina’s Second Harvest Food Bank through Food Lion Feeds, the retailer’s hunger relief initiative. The food bank will also regularly collect food from the store to distribute to needy neighbors through Food Lion Feeds’ industry-leading food rescue program, where food fit for human consumption is donated to a local feeding agency before the food spoils . Food Lion Feeds has donated more than 900 million meals to neighbors in need since 2014.
Based in Salisbury, NC since 1957, Food Lion has more than 1,100 stores in 10 Southeast and Mid-Atlantic states and employs more than 82,000 people. Leveraging its longstanding heritage of low prices and convenient locations, Food Lion works to own the easiest grocery store in the Southeast, anchored by a strong commitment to affordability, freshness and the communities it serves. Through Food Lion Feeds, the company has donated more than 900 million meals to individuals and families since 2014 and is committed to donating 1.5 billion meals by 2025. Food Lion is an Ahold Delhaize USA company, the US subsidiary of Ahold Delhaize based in Zaandam. For more information visit www.foodlion.com or applicants can visit www.foodlion.com/career.
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