United Natural Foods, Inc. (UNFI) is continuing to implement growth for its portfolio, and it’s training its eyes on its Shoppers banner. Recently, the distributor revealed it is reacquiring three former store locations, which had previously been sold. Additionally, the company announced it will be remodeling two existing stores as it seeks to elevate its geographical footprint.
“Shoppers has a long-standing relationship with these communities, and we are excited to return to these neighborhoods and support residents with exemplary service and products of the highest quality, including fresh produce, meat, seafood, and everyday grocery items,” said Jeff Bleichner, Vice President and General Manager at Shoppers. “These stores, along with our customer-first improvements at our Silver Hill and Donnell Street locations, reflect our commitment to invest in our communities to improve the health and quality of life of our customers through nutritious and delicious product offerings and friendly and attentive service.”
Currently, two of the new Maryland locations are now open. The Landover locations are expected to open in November.
UNFI further elevated its Shoppers footprint by also scheduling complete remodels at two of its stores early this month. According to a press release, the remodeling plan will include updated refrigerated and frozen cases, self-checkout lanes, and new signage that offers a fresh take with a vintage flavor.
UNFI’s reinvestment in remodels and new store acquisitions is set to greatly improve the shopping experience for its loyal customers in the Baltimore and Prince George’s County regions.
In celebration of these new store openings, Shoppers hosted official grand opening events at the Capitol Heights and Baltimore locations, which included sampling, giveaways, special promotions, and remarks from local dignitaries and Shoppers store leadership.
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