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BOTTOM DOLLAR FOOD TO OPEN SEVEN ADDITIONAL STORES IN THE GREATER PITTSBURGH AND YOUNGSTOWN, OHIO, MARKETS ON THURSDAY, FEB. 9

Discount Grocer's Grand Opening Festivities Feature Guest Appearances by Former Professional Football Players; First 200 Customers at Each Store Will Receive Reusable Bags Filled with Free Products

Feb. 2, 2012

SALISBURY, N.C – Bottom Dollar Food, a discount grocer, will open an additional seven stores in the greater Pittsburgh and Youngstown, Ohio, markets on Thursday, Feb. 9. 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 are very pleased with customer reaction to the first Bottom Dollar Food stores that we opened recently in the greater Pittsburgh area," said Bottom Dollar Food President Meg Ham. "We look forward to opening an additional seven stores in the greater Pittsburgh and Youngstown, Ohio, communities this week, bringing a new grocery option to consumers. 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."

On Thursday, Feb. 9, grand opening festivities will begin with ribbon-cutting ceremonies at each location at 7:30 a.m., and the stores will open to the public immediately after the ceremony. Former professional football players will sign autographs and greet customers from 8 a.m. to 9 a.m. at the respective locations below:

  • 890 East Midlothian Blvd., Youngstown, Ohio (Louis Lipps)
  • 2649 Glenwood Ave., Unit 1, Youngstown, Ohio (Gerry "Moon" Mullins)
  • 3377 Mahoning Ave., Youngstown, Ohio (Robin Cole)
  • 750 Butler Crossing Shopping Center, Butler, Pa. (Randy Grossman)
  • 196 Bon Aire Plaza, Butler, Pa. (LC Greenwood)
  • 651 11th St., Ambridge, Pa. (Mike Merriweather)
  • 300 Mount Lebanon Blvd., Castle Shannon, Pa. (Rocky Bleier)

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.

Bottom Dollar Food opened its first seven stores in the greater Pittsburgh area on Jan. 26. The discount grocer announced the expansion last year and created more than 800 jobs through the new store openings in January and February. Bottom Dollar Food provides fresh produce and quality meats, pre-packaged deli and bakery items, a variety of dairy selections, the most popular national brands along with a large selection of quality private brand products.

"From the hundreds of new associates we have joining our team, to the new customers we'll win when they save money on groceries, we look forward to continuing to grow our business and being a good community partner in these markets," added Ham.

To reinforce its community commitment to its new market, the discount grocer recently donated $10,000 to the Greater Pittsburgh Community Food Bank. In addition, as part of the grand opening festivities on Feb. 9, Bottom Dollar Food will donate $500 to each of the following:

  • Austintown Fitch High School in Austintown, Ohio
  • Austintown Middle School in Youngstown, Ohio
  • Chaney High School in Youngstown, Ohio
  • Frank Ohl Intermediate School in Youngstown, Ohio
  • Kirkmere Elementary School in Youngstown, Ohio
  • Paul C. Bunn Elementary School in Youngstown, Ohio
  • Robinwood Lane Elementary School in Boardman, Ohio
  • Taft Elementary School in Youngstown, Ohio
  • Volney Rogers Middle School in Youngstown, Ohio
  • William Holmes McGuffey Elementary School in Youngstown, Ohio
  • Williamson Elementary School in Youngstown, Ohio
  • Wilson Middle School in Youngstown, Ohio
  • Woodside Elementary School in Youngstown, Ohio
  • Broad Street Elementary School in Butler, Pa.
  • Butler Area Junior High School in Butler, Pa.
  • Butler Area Senior High School in Butler, Pa.
  • Center Avenue Elementary School in Butler, Pa.
  • Emily Brittain Elementary School in Butler, Pa.
  • McQuistion Elementary School in Butler, Pa.
  • Meridian Elementary School in Butler, Pa.
  • Northwest Elementary School in Butler, Pa.
  • Ambridge Area Junior High School in Freedom, Pa.
  • Ambridge Area Senior High School in Ambridge, Pa.
  • Highland Elementary School in Ambridge, Pa.
  • State Street Elementary School in Baden, Pa.
  • Castle Shannon Volunteer Fire Department in Castle Shannon, Pa.
  • St. Anne School in Castle Shannon, Pa.
  • Keystone Oaks High School in Pittsburgh
  • Myrtle Avenue 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.

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.