Meat Depot, a grocery store affiliated with the Birmingham, Alabama-based supermarket chain Fresh Value, will debut a store Nov. 16 in Sylacauga, Alabama.
The grand opening ceremony will begin at 8 a.m. with a ribbon-cutting in front of the renovated store. The store is located at 204 West Fort Williams St., formerly home to Save-A-Lot. The first 100 customers in the store on Nov. 16-18 will receive a free bag of groceries.
“We are looking forward to bringing affordable meat prices to Sylacauga,” said Gerry D’Allessandro, owner of Fresh Value. “Especially during this time of inflation, it is more important to us than ever to stick to our mission of offering quality, fresh-cut meat and name brand products at the lowest possible price.”
While providing the community with affordable meat, Meat Depot also offers a full line of grocery items with well-stocked produce and dairy departments.
The store hosts weekend blowouts and flash sales every week, which it advertises on its Facebook page, Meat Depot Sylacauga. The page plays a major role in staying engaged with customers.
“Our goal is to provide our customers with the products they want at the lowest prices,” said Brad Snyder, owner of Meat Depot. “We’ve discovered that the easiest way to communicate with our customers is through Facebook, so it’s crucial for our customers to follow our page in order to stay in the know and provide us with feedback.”
Snyder said the concept behind Meat Depot is finding bulk deals in an independent supermarket setting. Meat Depot differentiates from most discount stores is focusing on having real meat cut by real butchers in the store.
The advantage of being affiliated with its sister store, Fresh Value, is the power to buy meat by the case and deals from national brands by the truckload, as well as locally sourced items to find customers bargains every day.
Meat Depot opened its doors on Nov. 11, and is welcoming customers to come shop its store ahead of Wednesday’s grand opening event.