Southeastern and Mid-Atlantic grocer Food Lion is expanding its click-and-collect service to five stores in the Raleigh, N.C., area.
Powered by San Francisco-based third-party delivery service Instacart, Food Lion To-Go will become available Oct. 1 at one store each in Clayton, Raleigh, Oxford, Morrisville and Wake Forest, where shoppers can get their first pickup free. Customers place their order online and pick up their orders in as little as an hour, seven days a week from 10 a.m. to 8 p.m.
To use the service, customers must:
- Visit www.foodlion.com/togo
- Enter a participating ZIP code and choose the closest participating store
- Add items to a virtual shopping cart
- Pick a day and hour window to pick up the groceries
- Check out
A trained Food Lion associate will then accept the order and prepare it at the store for the customer's designated pickup time frame. Upon arrival, To-Go shoppers may park in the designated parking area, where a dedicated Food Lion associate will deliver their order directly to their car.
"We are so excited to bring this option to more stores in the greater Raleigh area," said Deborah Sabo, SVP of marketing at Food Lion. "This new service gives our area customers another way to make their shopping experience easier as we continue our longstanding heritage of low prices and affordability."
Salisbury, N.C.-based Food Lion has more than 1,000 stores in 10 states, and employs more than 63,000 associates. The banner is a division of Quincy, Mass.-based Ahold Delhaize USA, which is No. 4 on Progressive Grocer's 2018 Super 50 list of the top grocers in the United States.