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BOTTOM DOLLAR FOOD ANNOUNCES GRAND OPENING DATES AND FESTIVITIES FOR ITS FIRST STORES IN THE GREATER PITTSBURGH AND YOUNGSTOWN, OHIO, MARKETS

Discount Grocer to Open Seven Stores on Thursday, Jan. 26

Jan. 19, 2012

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:

  • 12012 Frankstown Road, Penn Hills, Pa. (Randy Grossman)
  • 1160 Washington Ave., Carnegie, Pa. (LC Greenwood)
  • 1155 Washington Pike, Bridgeville, Pa. (Louis Lipps)
  • 300 Eden Park Blvd., McKeesport, Pa. (Mike Merriweather)
  • 2011 Sheffield Road, Aliquippa, Pa. (John Banaszak)
  • 7350 Saltsburg Road, Pittsburgh (Mike Wagner)
  • 5239 Brownsville Road, Pittsburgh (Robin Cole)

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.:

  • 300 Mount Lebanon Blvd., Castle Shannon, Pa.
  • 651 11th St., Ambridge, Pa.
  • 750 Butler Crossing Shopping Center, Butler, Pa.
  • 196 Bon Aire Plaza, Butler, Pa.
  • 890 East Midlothian Blvd., Youngstown, Ohio
  • 2649 Glenwood Ave., Unit 1, Youngstown, Ohio
  • 3377 Mahoning Ave., Youngstown, Ohio
  • 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:

    • Aliquippa Elementary School in Aliquippa, Pa.
    • Aliquippa Fire Department in Aliquippa, Pa.
    • Aliquippa Jr./Sr. High School in Aliquippa, Pa.
    • Aliquippa Police Department in Aliquippa, Pa.
    • Baldwin Borough Food Pantry in Pittsburgh
    • Baldwin Borough Public Library in Pittsburgh
    • Carnegie Elementary School in Carnegie, Pa.
    • Centennial Elementary School in McKeesport, Pa.
    • Center Elementary School in Pittsburgh
    • Chartiers Valley High School in Bridgeville, Pa.
    • Chartiers Valley Intermediate School in Pittsburgh
    • Chartiers Valley Middle School in Bridgeville, Pa.
    • Chartiers Valley Primary School in Bridgeville, Pa.
    • Forbes Elementary School in Verona, Pa.
    • Founders' Hall Middle School in McKeesport, Pa.
    • Holy Child Catholic School in Bridgeville, Pa.
    • Linton Middle School in Pittsburgh
    • Markham Elementary School in Pittsburgh
    • McAnnulty Elementary School in Pittsburgh
    • McKeesport Area High School and Technology Center in McKeesport, Pa.
    • Penn Hills High School in Penn Hills, Pa.
    • Penn-Hebron Elementary School in Pittsburgh
    • Plum Senior Community Center in Plum, Pa.
    • Regency Park Elementary School in Plum, Pa.
    • Salvation Army (Chartiers Valley Corps) in Carnegie, Pa.
    • Washington Elementary School in Pittsburgh
    • White Oak Elementary School in McKeesport, Pa.
    • Whitehall Elementary School in Pittsburgh

    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.