Food Lion on Wednesday opened its newest North Carolina location at Briar Chapel in Pittsboro.
The 35,079-square-foot store at 70 Ballantrae Ct., is the third new store Food Lion has opened in 2022, the grocery retailer said in a statement.
Food Lion, Ahold Delhaize’s Salisbury, North Carolina-based banner, continues to be the company’s strongest U.S. performer, boasting 39 consecutive quarters of positive sales growth, the Dutch retailer reported.
“I’m very excited to bring our easy, fresh and affordable shopping experience to more of our neighbors in Chatham County,” said Jason Kiser, store manager of the new Briar Chapel Food Lion, in a statement. “I’m looking forward to providing the Briar Chapel community with our easy in-store checkout options, simple Food Lion To Go online ordering and convenient shopping at the best prices possible every day.”
The store will offer a wide selection of local offerings, such as freshly brewed craft beers from nearby Carolina Brewing in Pittsboro; North Carolina's Famous Bright Leaf Hot Dogs produced by Carolina Packers in Smithfield; and fresh local produce grown at Cottle Farms in Faison. The store will also feature items from Nature’s Promise, Food Lion’s “affordable brand of wholesome and organic products,” Food Lion said.
Looking to offer convenience for its shoppers, the store will feature a self-service hot wing and Asian food bar, fresh-cut produce and a wide selection of grab-and-go options to make mealtime easier and quicker, Food Lion said.
The store offers self-checkout lanes and the Food Lion To Go grocery pick-up service, which allows customers to place an order with the click of a button.
Furthering Food Lion’s commitment to sustainability, the store features energy-efficient overhead LED lighting. For the past 21 years, Food Lion has earned the Energy Star Partner of the Year Award from the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency and the U.S. Department of Energy.
Food Lion also announced Wednesday it donated 30,000 meals to the food pantry at the local Haw River Baptist Church through Food Lion Feeds.
Food Lion has more than 1,100 stores in 10 Southeastern and Mid-Atlantic states and employs more than 82,000 associates.