Allegiance Retail Services will open a Super Foodtown on March 31 at 625 Merrick Ave. in East Meadow, New York.
The grand opening weekend will begin with a ribbon cutting ceremony at 10 a.m. on March 31 and feature tasting demonstrations throughout the weekend.
The 15,000-square-feet supermarket was built from the ground up by grocer Mofeed “Mike” Said.
“The area was underserved by full-service supermarkets,” Said said. “We were thrilled to be able to build a supermarket in a community that offered few local options for quality groceries.”
Prior to the Super Foodtown, the only other option for groceries were local bodegas or supermarkets located outside of the neighborhood.
“To see our vision for this store come to fruition has been amazing. I don’t know who is more excited, us or the community,” Said said.
Customers will be able to shop traditional product lines, as well as new offerings featuring fresh expanded produce, natural and organic food, gluten-free products and Rancher’s Legend beef, along with wild-caught seafood.
Additionally, the store will feature a full-service deli, bakery, cheese island and a selection of prepared meals. For those who prefer to shop online, a home shopping and delivery service will be available through the store itself and Instacart.
“Our independent grocers operate family-owned stores which feature products curated for the local population,” said John T. Derderian, president and COO, Allegiance Retail Services.
“Mike’s store exemplifies the strength of our cooperative – local ownership, providing great products and service to consumers in their neighborhood. Shoppers will find a great selection in a beautifully designed and well-stocked store.”
The Super Foodtown is across the street from the Apollo Diner and occupies a space that was formerly the New York Sports Club.
Allegiance Retail Services supports independent supermarkets, such as Foodtown, Freshtown, D’Agostino, Gristedes, Pathmark, LaBella Marketplace, Brooklyn Harvest, Market Fresh, Morton Williams, Big Deal Food Market, Green Way Markets and Shop n Bag, for retail success by providing them with marketing, advertising, technological and merchandising support, as well as a full line of private label products, including Foodtown, Green Way and Rancher’s Legend.
For more information, visit allegianceretailservices.com.
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