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Supermarket retailer to remodel 71 stores


Food Lion has announced a $110 million investment in its stores as part of its ongoing remodeling initiative.

The chain announced it will remodel 71 stores in the greater Richmond, Va., market in 2017. Looking to make shopping easier and more affordable for its customers, the grocer said it will make a $110 million investment that includes remodeling the Richmond-area stores, additional price investments throughout the year and investments in associates and the community through its hunger relief initiative.

"We look forward to making significant investments in our stores, our customers, our associates and our communities to offer a new grocery shopping experience,” said Meg Ham, president, Food Lion, which as more than 1,000 stores in 10 Southeastern and Mid-Atlantic states.

Food Lion has already brought enhancements to its Richmond stores including product expansion, new registers, price investments and enhanced service. When the remodels are complete, the benefits will include:

• Fresh, new stores designed to be easier to navigate and shop so customers can get in and out of the store quickly.

• Expanded variety and assortment, such as more local products and natural and organic selections.

Richmond is the sixth market to be remodeled and the stores are expected to be completed on a rolling basis between June and October 2017. Food Lion will continue to launch enhancements across its more than 1,000 stores in 2017, as well as remodel additional markets over time.

The company is currently remodeling 93 stores in the greater Greensboro, N.C., market, and has previously completed 142 stores in greater Charlotte, N.C., in 2016, 162 stores in the greater Raleigh, N.C., area in 2015, and 76 stores in the greater Wilmington, N.C., and Greenville, N.C., markets in 2014.
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