SALISBURY, N.C.— Food Lion recently celebrated its 60th anniversary by holding a number of special events.
To commemorate the milestone, the company randomly selected customers to win 60% off purchases at each of its more than 1,000 stores, as well as providing shoppers a chance to win $10 gift cards. The supermarket chain also filled a time capsule at its headquarters with mementos submitted by stores across its 10-state operating area.
“It is an honor to celebrate 60 years of low prices, fresh products and community involvement with our company,” said Food Lion president Meg Ham. “The reason Food Lion is still a proud partner in each of the towns and cities we serve is a strong testament to our loyal customers, who choose to shop with us, and to each of our associates, who take pride in serving them and showing them how much we care every day.”
Food Lion also celebrated the anniversary with a number of charitable initiatives throughout the year. As part of its “Great Pantry Makeover” campaign, for example, the retailer donated more than 2.5 million meals and 2,000 volunteer hours, remodeling and restocking 60 food pantries. In September, Food Lion leaders and employees set a Guinness world record for the “Most Bagged Lunches Assembled in One Hour.” All of the 10,320 lunches assembled were donated to local schools and food banks in the Hot Springs, Va., market, where the event took place.