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SALISBURY — Food Lion has announced “significant investments,” including the creation of 35 part-time jobs at seven stores in Robeson County.


The investments have been made at stores in Lumberton, Fairmont, Red Springs, Maxton and St. Pauls as part of an effort affecting 169 stores in North Carolina and South Carolina.


The company says it has improved its produce departments as part of its “Fresh From the Field” initiative. Customers will experience better quality, enhanced freshness and expanded variety in Food Lion’s produce section, company officials said.


Other changes include lower prices on 6,000 items throughout the store. Food Lion has added MVP Savings Centers in each of its stores, where customers can scan their MVP Card to receive personalized offers for additional savings on national and private brand products in-store.


“… Nearly all Food Lion stores have received these store investments,” said Greg Finchum, senior vice president of retail operations for Food Lion


In addition to the part-time jobs, there are still some full-time management positions available in the Robeson County area. To apply, visit www.foodlion.com. The company plans to create a total of 500 new jobs in the Carolinas.


Food Lion also plans to donate $2,000 to local food banks to help each agency provide up to 10,000 meals. By the end of the year, Food Lion is on track to donate more than 1.1 million pounds of food collectively to these agencies.


Food Lion was founded in 1957 as Food Town in Salisbury, and has since grown to more than 1,100 stores in 10 states.


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