Flag Raising, National Anthem and Ribbon Cutting Mark Grand Opening
Schenectady, N.Y., 2014-6-20 — /EPR Retail News/ — On Friday morning, the Ghent VFW raised the American flag to the national anthem performed by Arielle King in celebration of the grand opening of the newest Price Chopper Supermarket located at 2614 Route 66 in Ghent.
Price Chopper Executive Chairman of the Board Neil Golub, President and CEO Jerry Golub, Store Manager Henry Feller and other company officials were joined by New York State Assemblyman Steve McLaughlin (District 107), Town of Ghent Supervisor Michael Benvenuto and shoppers for a ribbon-cutting ceremony.
“We are so pleased to offer a brand-new, state-of-the-art supermarket here in the Chatham-Ghent area,” said Jerry Golub. “As a homegrown business, we are proud of our small town roots and look forward to providing Price Chopper quality, value and customer service to all who enter our doors. And we appreciate the opportunity to be a valued neighbor by helping to nourish the community around us, both literally and figuratively,” he added.
The new 44,000-square-foot Price Chopper employs 151 teammates, 21 full time and 130 part time, which is 74 more than the number employed at the store it replaces.
Price Chopper’s traditional preview party was held at the store from 5:30 to 7 p.m. on Thursday and raised monetary donations, matched in full by Price Chopper and by up to $2,500 from the real estate developer, Schuyler Companies. The proceeds were divided among the evening’s beneficiaries — Chatham Little League, Chatham Rescue Squad and Ghent Food Pantry. Attendees were treated to hot and cold buffet stations and an opportunity to enter a drawing for a $250 Price Chopper gift card.
Price Chopper Chatham Grand Opening
In addition to a quality selection of groceries, that includes a wide variety of gluten-free, organic, natural, and locally grown and produced products and a full-service pharmacy, other highlighted offers available at the new Chatham Price Chopper include:
A fresh, full-service Seafood Department, featuring a wide variety of fresh fish and shellfish from around the world that Price Chopper will fry or steam free of charge, fresh lobster, all natural no water added scallops and a menu of fried seafood dinners, including Price Chopper’s popular signature fried haddock dinner.
A fresh Meat Department, featuring Certified Angus Beef; all natural pork and Grade A poultry; along with Chiappetti brand all natural fresh lamb, veal, and grass fed anti-biotic beef in addition to an assortment of marinated, seasoned, stuffed and panko-dredged ready-to-cook entrees and a variety of processed meat products, including local favorites like Hatfield and Bilinski Sausage.
A fresh Produce Department, featuring superior quality fresh fruit and vegetables harvested from regional farms during the Northeast growing season and from farms around the world, including conventional and organic produce, “first of the season” items, specialties and exotics. This store will also carry a great variety of fresh cut fruit and vegetables along with a wide selection of natural juices.
Central Market Florist, Price Chopper’s signature floral department, which is the largest florist in the Northeast, a leading provider of custom wedding arrangements and a top 100 FTD wire-service member. It offers high quality bouquets and arrangements for all occasions, as well as a seasonal outdoor nursery for gardening and home enhancement needs, wreaths, potted plants, seasonal flats and plant care items.
A fresh Bakery Department, offering hand-decorated donuts; a variety of traditional and crusty artisan breads and bagels; a variety of choose-your-own artisan rolls; cakes, cupcakes, pies, muffins, and elegant special occasion desserts.
A fresh Deli Department, featuring a wide variety of sliced to order deli meats and cheese, including our own Price Chopper brand and the premium Dietz & Watson line, no preservatives added home-style and specialty salads, assorted imported, domestic and local cheeses and a selection of chef inspired entrees and sides.
A fresh Food Service offer featuring several flavors of Price Chopper’s award-winning, slow roasted, all natural rotisserie chicken; Bella Roma pizza, made fresh with hand-stretched dough; subs and sandwiches made fresh on just-baked breads and rolls; hand-breaded fried chicken and a hot and cold soup bar.
A full service Pharmacy and Health & Wellness destination with counter service, private consultation and convenient drive-thru, plus Price Chopper’s signature programs including the Diabetes AdvantEdge, RxAdvantEdge, immunizations and the NuVal nutritional scoring system. The pharmacy will also have a Price Chopper Health Station where patients can monitor their blood pressure, temperature, weight and pulse oximetry, free of charge. Additionally, NuVal scores, the revolutionary nutritional system that gives thousands of fresh and packaged foods a score of 1 to100 – the higher the
number, the higher the nutritional value will be found on store signage and in the upper right-hand corner of shelf tags.
About Price Chopper
Based in Schenectady, NY, the Golub Corporation owns and operates 136 Price Chopper grocery stores in New York, Vermont, Connecticut, Pennsylvania, Massachusetts and New Hampshire. The American owned, family-managed company prides itself on longstanding traditions of innovative food merchandising, leadership in community service, and cooperative employee relations. Golub’s 22,000 teammates collectively own more than 47% of the company’s privately held stock, making it one of the nation’s largest privately held corporations that is predominantly employee-owned. For additional information, visit www.pricechopper.com .
Jonathan Pierce, APR