Further diversifying its retail offerings, and uping the ante in the competition to be the most accessible, most unique, and most innovative grocery store; Albertsons will launch a new culinary experience with two new Market Street Idaho Stores, which will invite customers to “Eat Life Up."
“Market Street Idaho was created by a team of passionate, innovative food lovers with the goal of igniting Idaho’s passion for great food and elevated experiences,” said Susan Morris, EVP and Chief Operations Officer. “Boise’s deep roots in great local food stem from our farming and ranching industry to our refugee and Basque communities. We think the time is right to bring new culinary experiences many hunger for but haven’t gotten yet locally through our Market Street Idaho stores.”
The two new Market Street Idaho stores will feature in-store culinary events and classes, catering services, restaurant-style food, and gourmet creations according to a recent press release.
“In our Market Street Idaho store, our dedicated chocolatier might partner with one of our scratch bakers to create an art deco cake for an exclusive event, or our Head of Catering might work with our sommelier and masters in our fresh team to craft an exclusive wine pairing experience with fresh fruits and cheeses. We’re elevating the idea of what a grocery store can be here,” said John Colgrove, President of the company’s Intermountain division. “In addition, we have so many creative culinary positions available. We encourage everyone to follow us Facebook and Instagram as we build this team and create something truly special in the Treasure Valley.”
The Broadway location of this new, inventive breed of store will open early this summer; the Meridian location on Eagle and Fairview is set to follow later in the year. Brian Conley, Store Director, will manage operations of the Broadway location, which the retailer expects to employ upwards of 200 people. Though the West Boise location has yet to announce leadership, the retailer anticipates that location will employ more than 300 people. Unfortunately, to accommodate the new store without oversaturating the market or unduly straining the location, Albertsons will close the current Broadway store and offer employment opportunities to compromised individuals.
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