United Natural Food Inc. (UNFI) is growing its Shoppers banner with the reacquisition of three previously sold locations and the remodel of two existing stores in the Baltimore and Prince George’s County, Maryland, areas, according to a Sept. 29 press release. This investment is part of the company’s goal of expanding and improving its store portfolio.
Two Shoppers stores, one at 4801 Marlboro Pike in Capitol Heights, Maryland, and the other at 5600 The Alameda in Baltimore, Maryland, opened at the end of last month with a grand opening celebration at each location. The third location reacquired by the grocery wholesaler, located at 7051 M.L. King Highway, Landover, Maryland, will open its doors in November, according to the announcement.
In addition to these three new Shoppers, stores located at 5820 Silver Hill Road and 2950 Donnell Street in Forestville, Maryland, are wrapping up renovations scheduled to be completed sometime early this month. The renovations include updating the stores’ “refrigerated and frozen cases, self-checkout lanes, and new signage that offers a fresh take with a vintage flavor,” the press release states.
“Prince George’s County welcomes Shoppers’ reinvestment in our communities and continued commitment to the retail sale of groceries,” David Iannucci, president and CEO of the Prince George’s County Economic Development Corporation, said in the announcement. “These reacquired and remodeled stores will help address the challenges faced by many citizens to gain access to quality food and fresh produce alternatives. While Shoppers never left Prince George’s County, we say ‘Welcome Back.’”