The Associated Supermarket Group’s Met Fresh Supermarket banner opened its newest location on May 27 in Brooklyn, N.Y., at a time when the population has increased, and the neighborhood lacked an extensive selection of high-quality food at competitive pricing, ASG said in a statement.
The fifth Hamdan family-owned supermarket join ASG's more than 250 retail network.ASG said Met Fresh stores are known for their “impeccable customer service, fresh foods and an iconic ‘beer cave’ with international and craft selections.”
As a one-stop shopping experience for its neighbors, the Met Fresh format is a full-service model, offering natural, organic and specialty food products across all departments. It also features a produce area, juice bar, in-store butcher and a bulk-buying section. ASG said the grocery store also has a cafe bar.
“The supermarket has everything a shopper needs in their pantry or on tonight’s dinner table” said Danny Hamdan, owner of Met Fresh, in a statement. “This marks my third endeavor with the supermarket format, and it is one that [Bedford-Stuyvesant] residents have pleaded for—a modern supermarket that is an enjoyable shopping experience.”
Co-CEO and co-President of ASG Joe Garcia said opening a Met Fresh, an anchor supermarket for the mixed residential and commercial area, “allows a neighborhood to flourish even more.”
“It provides greater economic opportunity, not only for the Hamdan family but also for the community," Garcia added.
Zulema Wiscovitch, co-CEO and co-president of ASG, said the company is “excited to welcome this new supermarket with our Met Fresh trademark, so consumers can benefit from our product selection, competitive pricing and the personal touch that the Hamdan family offer in their stores.”
ASG, which provides retail solutions to independently owned grocery stores in the Northeast and mid-Atlantic regions, has supermarket banners that include Associated, Associated Fresh, Compare, Compare Fresh, Met Foods, Met Fresh, Metropolitan City Market, and Pioneer.