Food Lion debuts 29 renovated NC stores

Most of the 29 Wilmington, North Carolina stores that Food Lion has renovated through a $50 million-plus capital investment will debut today, featuring expanded product selection, self-checkout lanes and sustainable elements such as energy-efficient lighting. Each upgraded store will provide home delivery and grocery pickup services. Progressive Grocer

Whole Foods rolls out Amazon One to 11 Denver stores

Whole Foods Market locations in the Denver area have adopted Amazon’s palm-recognition checkout technology, Amazon One. The push brings Amazon One to 11 stores — one of which will also be the retailer’s fourth US store to feature Amazon’s Dash Cart smart cart solution. Winsight Grocery Business

Fig & Favor market comes to Dallas

Harwood Hospitality Group has debuted a new market concept in Dallas called Fig & Favor that houses a wine club, espresso bar, groceries, grab-and-go meals and a gelato station. “Fig & Favor is curated for the local provisions, creating a sense of community to work and live.” Winsight Grocery Business

KAO Group to turn shipping containers into Florida eatery

Multi-brand operator KAO Group plans to open a new eatery called KAO Bar & Grill that will be made from repurposed shipping containers. The 5,000-square-foot restaurant in Hallandale Beach, Florida is slated to open in the coming weeks and will include an outdoor patio with a 14-seat bar. Restaurant Hospitality

Starbucks to grow sustainability program to more stores

Starbucks has certified 3,508 units under its Greener Stores sustainability program and set a goal of expanding the certification to 10,000 locations by 2025. The coffee giant partnered with the World Wildlife Fund to create the certification program, which focuses on areas including energy efficiency, waste reduction and water conservation. Restaurant Business

Papa Johns deal will open 650 restaurants in India by 2033

Papa Johns plans to deliver pizzas in India. The Atlanta-based pizza chain on Tuesday said it has signed a 10-year, 650-unit deal in the country with PJP Investments, an existing operator that operates 100 locations in the UAE, Saudi Arabia and Jordan. Restaurant Business