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SALISBURY, N.C – Bottom Dollar Food, a discount grocer, announced grand opening dates for its first 14 stores in the greater Pittsburgh and Youngstown, Ohio, markets, with its first seven stores opening on Thursday, Jan. 26. The grand opening festivities will include giveaways of free private brand products to the first 200 customers at each location, free reusable bags while supplies last, along with guest appearances by former professional football players.
"We look forward to opening our doors to the greater Pittsburgh and Youngstown, Ohio, communities over the next several weeks and bringing a new grocery option to consumers," said Bottom Dollar Food President Meg Ham. "Customers will find Bottom Dollar Food unique because we offer unbelievably low prices, carry quality private brands and the national brands that matter most, and offer a meaningful, efficient assortment of fresh produce and meat. Additionally, our associates provide our customers an energetic and lighthearted shopping experience."
Bottom Dollar Food grand opening festivities will begin with a ribbon-cutting ceremony on Thursday, Jan. 26 at 7:30 a.m., and the stores will open to the public immediately after the ceremony. At each location, former professional football players will sign autographs and greet customers from 8 a.m. to 9 a.m. Players are noted below in parenthesis:
Seven additional stores will open on Thursday, Feb. 9 at 8 a.m. at the following locations, with grand opening festivities starting at 7:30 a.m.:
With a strong focus on price, Bottom Dollar Food has a "We Won't Be Beat" guarantee, where stores will beat any competitor's price on the same item by a penny. In addition, if a customer is unsatisfied with a purchase, all meats and produce come with a double-back guarantee that ensures an item is replaced and customers are given a full refund. Bottom Dollar Food also offers a double-money back guarantee on all private brand products.
The discount grocer announced the expansion last year, and will create more than 800 jobs through the new store openings. Bottom Dollar Food provides fresh produce and quality meats, pre-packaged deli and bakery items, a variety of dairy selections, along with the most popular national brands, and a large selection of quality private brand products.
"We are very pleased with the reaction of the Pittsburgh and Youngstown communities since we announced our plans to enter these markets," added Ham. "From the hundreds of new associates we have joining our team, to the new customers we'll win who want to save money on groceries, we look forward to growing our business and being a good community partner in these markets."
To reinforce its community commitment to its new market, the discount grocer is donating $10,000 to the Greater Pittsburgh Community Food Bank. In addition, Bottom Dollar Food will donate $500 to each of the following non-profit groups, schools, libraries, and fire and police organizations as part of the grand opening festivities on Jan. 26:
Bottom Dollar Food opened its first store in Pennsylvania on Oct. 8, 2010. In addition to its new stores in Pittsburgh and Youngstown, Ohio, Bottom Dollar Food remains focused on continuing to expand in the greater Philadelphia market, which currently encompasses 24 stores in the state of Pennsylvania and five stores in New Jersey.
About Bottom Dollar Food
Bottom Dollar Food, based in Salisbury, N.C., is redefining the discount grocery model by offering private brands and the national brands that matter most to customers, in addition to fresh produce and quality meats, at discount prices and in an energetic shopping environment. Bottom Dollar Food operates 56 stores in three states – Pennsylvania, New Jersey and Ohio. For more information, visit www.bottomdollarfood.com.