Special Opinion to the Mirror by Charles McWilliams.
Since 2016, prices in the area’s only supermarket kept pace with industry standards. In 2018, the Cape Charles Lankford Highway Food Lion underwent a major renovation. Prices since, have skyrocketed. An order costing 65.00, now averages 103.00 a whopping 60% with MVP card and without a steak or premium food item.
Rumored, ALDI Corporation had proposed opening in the old Meatland location in Cape Charles. If the decision to introduce a competitively priced grocery source were vetoed. On the basis of whose interests? Certainly not the hard-working area consumer or those living on a fixed income. Had Delhaize Corporation influenced a decision?
Well after the renovation, meats are still often out of date, the cellophane wrap on prepared meat items is bulging. Dairy items are often out of date or in limited supply, and slow-moving store brand basics, are even out of stock.
A county wide consensus, management at this location, needs a primer on public relation skills.
If there was a better place to shop, without driving forty miles round trip to the Exmore Food Lion, the Cape Charles Lankford Highway store, would cease to exist. The time is right to welcome a viable grocery alternative, one providing first class meats, dairy and produce at prices Cape Charles and Northampton County residents can afford to put on their table.