Harris Teeter will open its newest Virginia store at 735 St. Asaph Street in Alexandria on Wednesday, Oct. 22. The Old Town store will be the 45th store in the state and the second in Alexandria for the North Carolina-based grocer, which is owned by The Kroger Co. The Old Town Harris Teeter will be just two blocks from Trader Joe’s.
The 52,302-s.f. store will be open 24 hours and include: a full-service Butcher’s Market with Rancher Beef, HT Reserve Angus Beef HT Naturals Natural Beef; a full-service Fisherman’s Market; Farmers Market produce; full-service floral and custom floral arrangements; fresh fruit bar; produce party trays; gift basket program; full-service Fresh Foods Market deli/bakery; sushi; salad bar; international cheeses; chef-prepared foods to go; custom cakes and ice cream cakes; sub shop and made-to-order sandwich program; artisan breads; Italian meat selection; hot foods bar; fresh-made salads and Caesar salads; fresh-made pizza; party trays; Boar’s Head meats and cheeses; slicing meats and cheeses; rotisserie items; organic, natural and specialty foods; expanded general merchandise; pharmacy; double coupons; Club 60 discount; six USCAN checkouts; carryout service; Western Union; Coinstar; Express Lane online shopping; Redbox DVD rental kiosk; and a sit-down eating area.
The new store at Madison and St. Asaph Street at The Kingsley will host a ribbon-cutting ceremony at 5:30 p.m. Oct. 21; that will be followed by a sampling event featuring Harris Teeter brand product.
Kroger Mid-Atlantic stores hiring 1,500-plus
In other Kroger news, the Ohio-based company said in mid-September that its Mid-Atlantic stores, which include those in Virginia, is hiring more than 1,500 employees to fill an estimated 20,000 jobs in the company’s supermarket divisions.
“We are proud to be able to offer so many new, long-term job opportunities for individuals in our local Triangle community,” said Carl York, advertising and public relations manager for Kroger’s Mid-Atlantic marketing region. “We look forward to having these talented associates join our team and contribute to our continuing success and commitment to providing excellent service to our customers.”
In addition to Virginia,, Kroger’s Mid-Atlantic stores are located in North Carolina and West Virginia.
Over the last six years, Kroger has created more than 40,000 new jobs nationwide; that excludes jobs created as a result of capital investment, such as temporary construction jobs, nor does it include Harris Teeter’s approximately 25,000 associates who joined the Kroger family earlier this year. When those numbers are combined, Kroger today employs more than 375,000 associates.