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Price Rite of Erie Opens

May 16, 2016
Erie, PA (May 16, 2016) – Price Rite Supermarkets, known for its everyday low prices, today announced the grand opening of its new 40,000-square foot Price Rite of Erie, located at 4500 Buffalo Road in Harborcreek Township, will take place on Sunday, May 22, 2016 at 8:00am.  The supermarket chain’s shopper-friendly format features a wide selection of fresh produce, natural and organic products and a variety of private label and national grocery brands – at about half the cost of a traditional supermarket. Once opened, Price Rite of Erie will add over 125 jobs to the local community.
 
In celebration of its official grand opening, the supermarket chain will offer the first 200 customers a complimentary $25 Price Rite gift card. Customers can also enjoy an outdoor festival featuring product giveaways, face painting and other family-friendly activities. Additionally, Price Rite of Erie will make a combination of in-kind and monetary donations – totaling over $6,000 – to the Ella Cochran Food Pantry of Harborcreek, Second Harvest Food Bank of Northwest Pennsylvania and the Brookside Volunteer Fire Department in advance of the grand opening as part of its mission to fight hunger and give back to the local community, causes that are at the heart of Price Rite’s charitable giving.
 
“We are pleased to announce the opening of our Erie store, and we look forward to providing local shoppers with the outstanding customer service, variety, value and low prices that Price Rite is known for,” said Neil Duffy, president of Price Rite. “We operate under the philosophy that customers should not have to sacrifice quality to save on price, and we are excited to deliver on that promise and offer a great shopping experience to the Erie community.”
 
Price Rite’s mission is to provide customers with a clean, fresh and friendly shopping experience while offering the same quality foods as traditional supermarkets at a bargain price, providing customers with the convenience of warehouse club-style shopping without the membership fees or bulk-buying requirements. The supermarket chain takes a variety of different approaches to help keep costs down and pass along those savings to customers, including spending less on advertising and store décor than conventional stores, and encouraging customers to bring their own bags or purchase a reusable bag for 10 cents. By streamlining operating costs, Price Rite can focus on providing great buys in-store. Price Rite regularly features specials and amazing values on food and non-food items alike. 
 
The new Price Rite of Erie will employ the supermarket chain’s convenient format, including fresh produce delivered daily; packaged meats; baked goods; a variety of private label and national grocery brands; and dairy and frozen food, along with organic, natural and gluten-free products. Price Rite of Erie will also feature some of the industry’s leading “green technologies,” including glass doors on dairy cases and energy-efficient lighting and refrigeration throughout the entire store.
 
The new Price Rite of Erie will be open Sunday 8:00am – 8:00pm and Monday through Saturday 8:00am – 9:00pm. For more information, please visit www.PriceRiteSupermarkets.com.
 
 
About Price Rite
Price Rite operates 62 stores in Connecticut, Massachusetts, New Hampshire, New Jersey, New York, Pennsylvania, Rhode Island, Maryland and Virginia. Price Rite stores offer customers an expanded produce department and quality food products at savings up to 50 percent less than traditional supermarkets. The typical Price Rite store is about 35,000 to 40,000 square feet in size and employs anywhere from 75 to 150 associates. The first Price Rite opened in West Springfield, MA in 1995. For more information, please visit www.priceritesupermarkets.com.
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