FreshDirect CEO says customers will only see benefits after Dutch grocer buys majority stake
Ahold Delhaize and Centerbridge Partners, a private equity firm, announced on Wednesday that they would be buying FreshDirect. "Hopefully the only differences that customers see are the benefits," FreshDirect CEO David McInerey said on CNBC's "Squawk Box." The Dutch grocer already has a foothold in U.S. grocery e-commerce through Peapod, which was the first company to deliver groceries in the country. "I think combining the knowledge of both companies, we can make it even more competitive and compelling," Ahold Delhaize CEO Frans Muller said. Stockpiling during the early days of the coronavirus pandemic made online grocery sales soar, and the trend seems to be sticking.cnbc.com
Senior Alert for missing Bedford County man canceled
Bedford County, Va – UPDATEAuthorities say Hugh Godsey was found in South Carolina and have canceled the senior alert. ORIGINAL STORYVirginia State Police have issued a Senior Alert for a Bedford County man. Hugh Hester Godsey was last seen July 28th at the Burger King at the Food Lion shopping center in Forest. He is thought to be driving a red, 2014 Nissan Frontier. Investigators say he has a cognitive impairment and may be in danger.
Armed suspect arrested after making threats at a Food Lion near Plantation Road
ROANOKE CO., Va. According to the Roanoke County Police Department, a man has been arrested after making several threats to others at Food Lion near Plantation Road. Police say the suspect was taken into custody around 1:50 p.m.
Million-dollar lottery ticket sold in Floyd
FLOYD COUNTY, Va. Check your glove compartments a ticket from Tuesdays Mega Millions drawing was purchased in Floyd, and is worth $1 million. According to lottery officials, the winning ticket was bought at the Food Lion at 350 West Main Street in Floyd with the winning numbers 6-20-37-40-48. The only number they missed was the mega ball number, which was 15. The ticket was reportedly the only one nationwide to match the first five numbers in Tuesday nights drawing. No ticket in Virginia or anywhere else across the country matched all six numbers, so the jackpot grows to around $44 million for Friday nights drawing.
For just $35,000, you could own a fully-stocked Bedford County restaurant
FOREST, Va. – Corner Burger owner Kent Wood is selling his three-year-old business. The restaurant is in the Food Lion shopping center near Route 460 in Bedford County. “You know we have a great business. It’s been a great business. Corner Burger is for sale.
Swift-water crews rescue person from car in Roanoke
ROANOKE, Va. Crews rescued a person who was trapped in their car on Thursday night in Roanoke. It happened along Bennington Street near Food Lion. Crews were able to safely get the person out of their vehicle. This comes after there were three swift-water rescues in Roanoke on Wednesday, two of which were also on Bennington Street.
Food Lion employees enjoy Sharkey’s wings thanks to Food for Frontline donations
On Tuesday, Sharkey’s dropped off dozens of lunches to the Food Lion in Blacksburg on North Main Street as part of our Food for Frontline initiative. Sitting in the Food Lion break room, Haylee Hess took a few minutes to enjoy the lunch delivered to her and dozens of her coworkers. “It's definitely been some tiring days, some long hours, some long weeks. We feel like things are somewhat stabilizing now as far as what the new norm is becoming,” said Jason Kinzer, Food Lion Store Manager. It was really good,” said Hess.
The Henry County Sheriff’s office is investigating a robbery that happened at Food Lion
HENRY CO., Va. – The Henry County Sheriff’s office is investigating a robbery that occurred at a Food Lion in Martinsville. Police say the incident took place around 8 p.m. Friday night at the 8500 block of A.L. An unknown man walked into the store and demanded money from the cashier. He made gestures as if he had a gun but did not have one to display. The suspect took an undisclosed amount of money from the register and ran away.
'Genius' and Toronto Blue Jays fan wanted after Food Lion fraud in Henry County
HENRY COUNTY, Va. - The Henry County Sheriff's Office is asking for help identifying two men who allegedly committed fraud at an area Food Lion. The incident happened at the location at 951 Fairstone Park Highway in Stanleytown. Anyone with information about the identity of these two men is asked to contact Investigator Mike Price at 276-656-4243. Copyright 2019 by WSLS 10 - All rights reserved.
Food Lion continues mission to feed the hungry with new initiative
ROANOKE, Va.- - Food Lion is working to fight hunger with a new initiative. On Wednesday, the grocery chain announced a goal to provide 1 billion meals to the Roanoke Valley community by 2025. It give us hope but it gives the partnering programs that feed people hope and it certainly gives individuals families hope," said Pamela Irvine, president and CEO of Feeding America Southwest Virginia. Food Lion feeds has already donated 500 million meals to families in need in the Star City and across 10 states. Organizers say their efforts are all about fighting food insecurity by providing good, nutritious options.
Food Lion Kitchen: Cider Glazed Pork Chops
Food Lion Cider-Glazed Pork Chops and Apples1Tbsp. of Food Lion Black Pepper6 bone-in blade-cut pork chops, about 1 inch thick (located in the Food Lion meat department.) butter, cut up1 1/2 cup apple cider1/4 teaspoon Food Lion cider vinegar2 FOOD LION cinnamon sticks3 whole star of anise2 tsp. of salt and pepper in a bag or big bowl for rubbing over the pork chops. Meanwhile, in small saucepan, combine FOOD LION APPLE CIDER VINEGAR, FOOD LION cinnamon, star of anise, and ginger.
Food Lion Kitchen: Quick & Easy Apple Tart
Quick and Easy Apple TartPrep Time: 20 MinutesCook Time: 20 MinutesDifficulty: EasyServings: 4-6Ingredients:1 whole Sheet Puffed Pastry, cut in half4 whole Gala Apples, Cored, Halved, Sliced, But Not Peeled1/2 lemon3/4 cup Food Lion brown sugar1/4 tsp Food Lion cinnamon1/4 cup My Essentials raisins (optional)1/4 cup chopped Food Lion walnuts or slivered almonds (optional)1/4 teaspoon SaltPreparation:1.) Place (thawed) puffed pastry rectangles onto a baking pan that's been sprayed with nonstick spray or (preferably) use parchment or a silicone matCore, half and slice your apples. )Arrange apple slices on the pastry rectangles in a straight line, overlapping as you go. Bake for 18 to 20 minutes, or until pastry is puffed and golden brown. Serve plain, with caramel topping, whipped cream, Food Lion brand Ice Cream or a sprinkling of powdered sugar or cinnamon.