Posted: Tuesday, August 30, 2011 at 3:42PM EDT
This past Friday The Great Atlantic & Pacific Tea Company, Inc. opened its brand-new Superfresh store at North 2nd Street and West Girard Avenue in Philadelphia's Northern Liberties neighborhood. Mayor Michael A. Nutter and other community leaders joined A&P's President and CEO Sam Martin and Superfresh Associates in a grand opening ribbon-cutting ceremony, followed by a day filled with fun festivities for customers.
The 51,000 square foot neighborhood store offers residents in Northern Liberties and the surrounding community a full range of fresh and healthy foods, quality grocery items and gourmet offerings. Highlights include an expanded selection of locally grown produce, meat, poultry and seafood; a fresh, in-store sushi bar; delicious, freshly prepared favorites across its hot food, antipasto, olive, soup, salad and wing bars; grab-and-go meals of many varieties; expanded international offerings; and a full-service pharmacy. The store also will offer delivery service to customers, within two hours of their purchases.
"We are thrilled to bring Superfresh to Philadelphia's Northern Liberties community," said Sam Martin, President and CEO of The Great Atlantic & Pacific Tea Company. "Superfresh is an exciting destination for everyone, from the home cook to the shopper on the go, and offers our customers a large, new store focused on better living to meet all of their shopping needs. Northern Liberties customers can expect a wide variety of unique foods and offerings and the best service from our friendly Associates."
Mr. Martin continued, "On behalf of our 39,000 Associates across the Company, I want to thank Mayor Michael Nutter, United Food and Commercial Workers Local 1776, and the developer of the property, Bart Blatstein, for their support and for welcoming Superfresh to this great community."
"One of our Administration's Greenworks Philadelphia goals is to bring local food within 10 minutes of 75 percent of our residents," said Mayor Nutter. "This supermarket, which is on the corner of three neighborhoods, is ideally situated to provide healthy, fresh food options to many Philadelphians who previously lacked this option. I would like to welcome Superfresh into this community, and this addition will continue to draw new residents, visitors and businesses to the Northern Liberties neighborhood."
The Northern Liberties Superfresh is A&P's first new store in Pennsylvania in more than 10 years. The store will bring nearly 120 new jobs to the community.
-- Fresh, Local Seafood -- The Northern Liberties Superfresh features a wide variety of the highest-quality catches fresh off the boat with daily deliveries from the Philadelphia Fish Market.
-- Local, Sustainably Raised Poultry and Beef -- A&P's exclusive Mid-Atlantic Country Farms brand features antibiotic-free chicken raised by local farmers, as well as beef products raised on more than 140 family-owned farms in Pennsylvania and neighboring states.
-- Woodson & James Beef -- Superfresh customers can also purchase the Company's exclusive line of USDA Choice Angus Beef, which offers delicious steakhouse-quality beef at a great value.
-- Fresh, Local Produce -- Superfresh offers an expanded assortment of locally grown produce, fresh-cut fruits and vegetables, and over 75 organic and all-natural produce items. The discerning cook will also find a wide variety of fresh herbs and the best selection of mushrooms.
-- Gourmet Deli and Prepared Foods -- Diverse selections include "take and bake" pizza; hot bar with lasagna, meat balls, sausage & peppers, rotisserie chicken, macaroni & cheese, and an array of vegetables; imported olives, grains and antipasto items; fresh self-service and pre-packaged signature salads; full wing bar; gourmet sandwiches and wraps; freshly made soups; grab-and-go meals featuring entrees, sides and vegetables; party platters; and over 200 varieties of cheese from around the world.
-- International Tastes -- Offerings include a fresh sushi bar, Bento boxes for lunch and dinner, Halal chicken and lamb, as well as an expanded selection of international favorites in our grocery aisles.
-- Tasty Bakery -- Customers can pick up fresh, store-baked ACE Artisan Breads; Green Way all-natural Panini breads; signature cheesecakes, pies, cookies and brownies; and freshly baked croissants, gooey cinnamon rolls and sticky buns. We also offer personalized, custom-decorated cakes in many popular varieties, as well as photocakes that allow customers to add their favorite personal photo or sports team logo to their cake.
-- Full-Service Pharmacy -- Benefits include free home delivery, easy prescription transfers, e-mail and text messaging notification, an enhanced opt-in automatic refill program and personal patient counseling. In addition, our pharmacist will administer low-cost flu shots beginning in September through our Live Better Wellness Pharmacy-Based Immunization Program.
-- Floral For Every Occasion -- Customers can choose from our fresh bouquets, unmatched rose assortment, as well as custom arrangements and corsages.
-- Special Discount Programs -- Customers can use their Superfresh Rewards card to participate in the Live Better Wellness Club, the Live Better Baby Club and the Preferred Pet Club, all of which reward customers with discounts on items most relevant to them. Additionally, customers will benefit from our seasonal rewards programs that offer discounts on future purchases. And for our senior customers, Superfresh offers a five percent off coupon through the weekly circular that can be used when shopping on Tuesdays.
-- Home Delivery -- Customers who shop in the store can have their groceries delivered to their home within two hours of purchase.
Superfresh Directions and Hours
The Northern Liberties Superfresh will be open daily during the following hours:
-- Monday -- Saturday: 7 a.m. -- Midnight
-- Sunday: 7 a.m. -- 10 p.m.
-- Monday -- Friday: 9 a.m. -- 9 p.m.
-- Saturday: 9 a.m. -- 6 p.m.
-- Sunday: 9 a.m. -- 5 p.m.
The store can be accessed by the following public transportation stops:
Bus Stops Girard Ave & 2nd, Girard Ave & 3rd, Girard Ave & Front St
Trolley Stops Girard Ave & 2nd (center island boarding), Girard Ave & Front St, Girard Ave & 3rd (center island boarding); Market Frankford Line: Girard Station, Berks Station, Spring Garden Station
For more information, visit http://www.superfreshfood.com/ or http://www.facebook.com/NorthernLibertiesSuperfresh
Founded in 1859, A&P is one of the nation's first supermarket chains. The Company operates 336 stores in seven states under the following trade names: A&P, Waldbaum's, Pathmark, Best Cellars, The Food Emporium, Super Foodmart, Superfresh and Food Basics.