Stater Bros. has entered into an agreement to purchase the recently closed Moreno Valley, Calif., Albertsons, located at the northwest corner of Ironwood Avenue and Pigeon Pass Road.
The new Stater Bros. Moreno Valley supermarket will bring back a full-service supermarket for the residents north of Highway 60 and a revitalization for the neighborhood shopping center where it’s located, according to Stater Bros.
This new Stater Bros. Moreno Valley supermarket will be the fourth location for Stater Bros. in Moreno Valley and demonstrates Stater Bros.’ commitment to the Moreno Valley community it has served for more than 34 years, the company says. The three current Stater Bros. Supermarkets in Moreno Valley are located at 24931 Sunnymead Blvd., 25900 Iris Ave. and 14425 Moreno Beach Dr.
Stater Bros. expects to take possession of the location from Albertsons in September. The supermarket subsequently will undergo a major remodel and reopen as a state-of-the-art “Blue Ribbon” Stater Bros. Supermarket. A grand opening celebration for the new store is planned before the end of the year.
The 43,670-s.f. Stater Bros. Moreno Valley Supermarket will feature:
• Full-service fresh meat department with Stater Bros. butchers;
• Full-service fresh seafood department with experts to help with selection, plus capability to season and fry on the spot;
• Full-service deli, including fried and baked chicken, specialty sandwiches, wraps, taco plates, olive bar and more;
• Self-service beverage bar with new Coca-Cola “Freestyle” Fountain Drink Station featuring more than 150 flavors of soda, Icee drinks, ice teas, espresso, specialty coffees, vanilla lattes and hot cocoa;
• Full-service hot bakery with a full selection of Artisan breads and rolls, plus ice cream cakes, special occasion cakes and cupcakes;
• Full-service floral department; and
• Garden fresh produce department featuring more than 800 items with expanded organic selections.
Additionally, the new Stater Bros. Moreno Valley Supermarket will showcase environmentally friendly practices, including:
• Addition of LED lighting in building signage and refrigerated display cases, plus use of glass doors and curtains in refrigerated cases that reduce energy usage by 60 percent;
• New lighting system that uses dimming ballasts, energy efficient lamps and occupancy sensors;
• Energy management system that controls refrigeration, HVAC, demand response and lighting;
• Recycling center located inside for customers to recycle paper and plastic grocery bags; and
• Earth-conscious alternatives such as large grocery bags made with 100 percent recycled paper and reusable bags for purchase.
“Since 1979, Stater Bros. has proudly served the community of Moreno Valley, and the Stater Bros. Supermarket family is especially proud to offer this modern and environmentally friendly Stater Bros. Supermarket to better serve our long-time and valued Moreno Valley customers,” says Jack H. Brown, chairman and CEO of Stater Bros.
Stater Bros. is the largest privately owned supermarket chain in Southern California and the largest private employer in both San Bernardino and Riverside counties, with annual sales in 2012 of $3.9 billion. The company currently operates 166 supermarkets with more than 18,000 employees.