Albertsons Celebrates the Grand Opening of Next Generation Meridian Storeon Saturday, March 9

Store creates culinary experiences that invites Idaho customers to “Eat Life Up”

BOISE, Idaho, March 6, 2019 — Albertsons Companies announced today the Grand Opening of the new Albertsons Market Street at 3499 E Fairview Ave, Meridian, ID, will take place Saturday, March 9. This will be an all-day celebration with a ribbon cutting ceremony at 10 AM. This store features culinary creations and wellness expertise that encourages customers to “Eat Life Up” with a fantastic shopping experience at the largest store in the company today.

“Last July, we opened our spectacular new store on Broadway that delivered an amazing new shopping experience for our hometown customers,” said John Colgrove, Albertsons Companies Intermountain Division President. “Albertsons Market Street expands on that experience in this next generation store. We have a tremendous assortment of fresh, local and ready-to-eat offerings all in one convenient location on the corner of Eagle and Fairview. It truly is a dazzling store, staffed with culinary and health and wellness professionals who will ignite our customers’ passion for great food, promote healthy choices and delight shoppers every time they visit.

”The new Albertsons Market Street will feature live music, cooking classes, catering services, an expanded in-store restaurant-style food court, full bar, walk-in wine cellar, international cuisine, Idaho favorites, expanded selection of meats and seafood, large baby and pet sections and gourmet creations fit for the most discerning customers.

The Grand Opening celebration will include free samples, specials and giveaways. There will be wine and beer tastings for guests over 21. Albertsons Market Street will have a photo booth, live music and entertainment and so much more. Plus, it's happy hour all day long at Talon Tap & Spirits, the new bar inside Albertsons Market Street.

The ribbon cutting ceremony will feature the Rocky Mountain High School Marching Band, Rocky Mountain and Meridian High School cheerleaders and a special appearance by the Boise State Spirit Squad and Buster Bronco.

The ribbon cutting ceremony will feature local dignitaries and Albertsons Companies leadership. Over the decades, Albertsons has made it a priority to give back to the community it calls home. In celebration of this beautiful new store, Albertsons will make generous donations to the Idaho Diaper Bank, Idaho State Police Association and Rocky Mountain, Mountain View, Meridian and Centennial High Schools.

About Albertsons Companies

Albertsons Companies, Inc. is one of the largest food and drug retailers in the United States, with both a strong local presence and national scale. Albertsons Cos. operates stores across 34 states and the District of Columbia under 20 well-known banners including Albertsons, Safeway, Vons, Jewel-Osco, Shaw’s, Acme, Tom Thumb, Randalls, United Supermarkets, Pavilions, Star Market, Haggen and Carrs, as well as meal kit company Plated, based in New York City. Albertsons Cos. is committed to helping people across the country live better lives by making a meaningful difference, neighborhood by neighborhood. In 2017 alone, along with the Albertsons Companies Foundation, the Company gave nearly $300 million in food and financial support. These efforts helped millions of people in the areas of hunger relief, education, cancer research and treatment, programs for people with disabilities and veterans outreach.