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Food Lion Reboots in South Carolina

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Salisbury, North Carolina-based grocery store franchise Food Lion is in the midst of a massive reboot in South Carolina.

So you might want to put those “Hood Lion” or “Food Ghetto” jokes on ice …

The subsidiary of Ahold Delhaize – a Dutch retail conglomerate – is holding grand re-openings at nearly a hundred stores in multiple markets across the Palmetto State including Charleston, Columbia, Florence and Myrtle Beach, S.C.

According to Russell Redman of Supermarket News, the new stores will open with ribbon-cutting ceremonies scheduled to begin at 8:00 a.m. EDT on Wednesday, July 17.

“As part of the events, the first 100 customers in line will get a Food Lion reusable grocery bag, a Food Lion branded apron and a $10 gift card, and one shopper will get a $250 card,” Redman noted. “Later in the day, Food Lion will give out another round of $10 gift cards to 100 customers at all of the stores.”

Food Lion is spending $158 million to upgrate 92 stores in the Palmetto State. In addition to facilities upgrades, the reboot also includes the hiring of 2,000 new employees in the hopes of creating a “more efficient check-out experience.”

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“We’re excited to bring these improvements to our 92 local stores,” Food Lion president Meg Ham said in a statement. “We’ve created a new grocery shopping experience through the significant investments in our stores, associates and communities.”

Food Lion is nearing completion of a massive overhaul of its 1,000-plus stores across the southeast. In addition to giving customers a new look and better service, these stores will reportedly stock more local, organic and gluten-free foods – including a “Local Goodness” section featuring homegrown produce.

For those of you intent on continuing your unhealthy eating habits (ahem), fear not … Food Lion will be adding in-store, hand-battered fried chicken to it offerings.

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