The Cub Foods store in Fridley, Minn., is celebrating a grand opening Wednesday following what Cub says is the most extensive remodel project in company history.
The 65,000-s.f. store located at 246 57th Ave. NE underwent a complete makeover, from an improved layout, new flooring and casing to expanded fresh departments and energy efficient refrigeration and lighting.
Cub Foods, which is set to celebrate 45 years as the Twin Cities’ hometown grocer later this year, officially unveiled the new store at a ribbon cutting ceremony Wednesday evening. To celebrate, Cub also will donate a check of $1,500 to the Fridley Historical Society, as well as a full pallet of assorted food to a local food shelf, Southern Anoka Community Assistance.
“From the parking lot to the entrance to every department, customers will experience an entirely new store when they visit the Fridley Cub,” says Mark Halvorson, store director. “Fresh, bright and convenient is how I like to describe the in-store experience customers can expect. No stone was left unturned in this project and we are thrilled to officially unveil the new store to the community today.”
“This is the most extensive remodel at an existing location we’ve made in our nearly 45-year history in the Twin Cities. It’s truly a new store,” Cub Foods President Brian Audette adds. “Our customers expect—and deserve—the best when it comes to freshness, quality, value and total shopping experience. We think they’ll have exactly that at this new store and we invite everyone in the area to come experience it for themselves.”
Freshness is a top priority at Cub Foods, and new bakery, deli, meat and produce departments will deliver premium quality in the sections customers care about most, the company says, as new cases, more fresh products and convenient displays further strengthen these offerings.
In addition, nearly every store department has been enhanced to provide a wider variety of products for customers and designed to be easier to navigate with wider aisles and improved shopping layouts. The store also now features self-checkout lanes and an expanded hot food section as well as a full-service pharmacy and in-store TCF Bank branch to increase convenience for shoppers.
Savings will be easier to find as both promotions and Cub Low Prices are identifiable through dedicated areas for promotional and pallet displays. Additionally, a new layout for the popular “Wall of Savings” will display major savings for customers.
New LED lighting and the latest in refrigeration technology is in use across the store, strengthening freshness and quality while also significantly reducing the store’s energy consumption and decreasing overall costs, the company says.
Cub Foods, based in Stillwater, Minn., was established in 1968 as one of the nation’s first discount grocery stores. The organization was purchased in 1980 by Supervalu and currently operates 67 stores in Minnesota and Illinois.
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