Wholesalers & Distributors

UNFI expands Shoppers Food footprint

UNFI is reacquiring three former Shoppers store locations in Maryland that had previously been sold and remodeling two existing store locations.
Shoppers Store Director, Rahman Glassgow (center), highlights the fresh seafood department for Maryland State Delegate, Jazz Lewis (left), during the grand opening celebration at Shoppers' Capitol Heights, Md., store. Photograph courtesy of UNFI

Wholesaler UNFI on Friday said it is beefing up its Shopper Food banner portfolio. 

The Providence, Rhode Island-based company is reacquiring three former store locations which had previously been sold, and remodeling two existing store locations. Two of the new Shoppers stores, located at 4801 Marlboro Pike in Capitol Heights, Maryland, and 5600 The Alameda in Baltimore, opened Thursday and the third, located at 7051 M.L. King Highway, Landover, Maryland, will open in November.

"This reinvestment in remodels and new store acquisitions will greatly improve the shopping experience for loyal customers in the Baltimore and Prince George’s County communities who have relied on Shoppers for over 70 years," UNFI said in a statement. 

In addition to the three new locations, next month Shoppers will complete remodels at the following store locations: 5820 Silver Hill Road and 2950 Donnell Street in Forestville, Md. The remodels will include updated refrigerated and frozen cases, self-checkout lanes and new signage.

"Shoppers has a long-standing relationship with these communities, and we are excited to return to these neighborhoods and support residents with exemplary service and products of the highest quality, including fresh produce, meat, seafood and everyday grocery items," said Jeff Bleichner, VP and general manager at Shoppers. "These stores, along with our customer-first improvements at our Silver Hill and Donnell Street locations, reflect our commitment to invest in our communities to improve the health and quality of life of our customers through nutritious and delicious product offerings and friendly and attentive service."

Shoppers Food is a full-service supermarket that operates in Washington D.C., Maryland, and Northern Virginia.



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