Abby Fuller joined Food Lion in 2016 after a career fair. Today she is an assistant store manager.
Why did you choose to work for Food Lion?
When I went to Salisbury, I liked how Food Lion interviewed in teams. They were transparent about the company’s core values. It was meaningful and you could tell they really upheld them.
Retail management training was unique, and I trained at different stores in the Durham/Cary region in North Carolina. It was a great experience to learn all aspects of Food Lion. The leadership was very supportive. It makes you feel good when everyone from all angles is supporting you and you get different perspectives from all over the company.
What does “Count on me” mean to you?
That was another thing that drew me to the company. It’s innate for me and I have always thought you treat others like you want to be treated, especially in a team environment. If you understand what “Count on me” is, you should be living it every day.
Do you have a favorite memory from the last year?
We taught kids at an elementary school in Durham, N.C., how to eat healthy. We went to a store first and bought fruits and vegetables. We cut it into bite-size pieces and made trays and took them to the school for lunch.
A lot of the kids didn’t know what a mango was. They were so thankful. It was a really wonderful experience. I came back realizing we can’t take things for granted, even fruits and vegetables.