(June 21) Salisbury, N.C.-based retail grocer Food Lion LLC recently announced what it called "fresh makeovers" for its 26 stores in Virginia, Maryland and West Virginia.

The makeovers consist of "Nature's Place" sections devoted to natural and organic products, plus heavy renovation in the produce, meats and deli/bakery departments, all of which feature more items, better lighting and a new design/layout.

Food Lion said each store in the region would hold a grand re-opening ceremony on June 21.

The chain said it would strive to maintain its place as the lowest-price supermarket in the region.