SALISBURY, N.C. – Food Lion will unveil the results of a $158 million capital investment in 92 stores in the greater Myrtle Beach, Florence, Columbia and Charleston, South Carolina, markets on July 17. The company believes the improvements will deliver an easier shopping experience to Food Lion customers.

The enhancements include:

An improved selection of fresh produce and meat and a larger selection of Nature’s Promise brand beef, pork, poultry, milk, eggs, bottled water, cereal, coffee and other items. Nature’s Promise is Food Lion’s brand of wholesome and organic products made with no artificial flavors, preservatives or synthetic colors.

Hand-battered chicken as well as a greater selection of easy and affordable prepared meals for families and a wider variety of grab-and-go items and pre-sliced deli meats and cheeses; and

Expanded variety and assortment of locally produced items across all departments, such as more local produce in the “Local Goodness” section and more local, natural, organic and gluten-free items, among other improvements.

“Food Lion has nourished our neighbors in the greater South Carolina community for 43 years, and we’re excited to bring these improvements to our 92 local stores,” said Meg Ham, president of Food Lion. “We’ve created a new grocery shopping experience through the significant investments in our stores, associates and communities.

“From our expanded variety and product assortment, newly reorganized stores, to a more efficient check-out experience, every change we’ve made will make it easier for our customers to find the quality products they have come to expect from Food Lion,” Ham added. “When coupled with our weekly sales and promotions, customers will see that we have made it easier for them to nourish their families with healthy foods on a budget.”