Company commemorates Auburn and Lewiston store re-openings by
presenting trailer to Good Shepherd Food-Bank
WEST BRIDGEWATER, Mass.--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Jul. 13, 2012--
Supermarkets today celebrated the grand re-opening of its stores in Auburn
Maine. The company commemorated the occasion by donating a trailer to
Shepherd Food-Bank as part of its commitment to supporting the
organization’s critical mission to provide food to those in need.
The newly revamped stores were designed to offer customers an expanded
variety of the freshest produce, top-quality meat and seafood and a
large selection of local products. The new formats also provide a
comfortable shopping experience with a focus on delivering premium
“From the products and services to design layout, Shaw’s is committed to
delivering a shopping experience that meets the needs of our local
customers,” said Shaw’s President Mike Stigers. “The redesigned Auburn
and Lewiston locations bring a greater selection and variety to our
customers, while offering a fresh, new feel to their shopping
experience. We look forward to continuing to provide our neighbors with
quality products and outstanding service they expect from Shaw’s.”
Shaw’s commemorated the re-openings with a ribbon-cutting ceremony at
the stores on Friday, July 13. Town officials and community members from
Auburn and Lewiston joined Stigers as well as other Shaw’s executives
and associates at the event. As part of the ceremony, Shaw’s made $2,000
donations to St. Mary’s Food Pantry in Auburn, and the Trinity Jubilee
Center in Lewiston.
The highlight of the day came with the presentation of a trailer to the
Good Shepherd Food-Bank. The donation was rooted in Shaw’s commitment to
helping the organizations who support hunger relief.
“As a grocer, we understand the need for hunger relief is something that
is constant year round,” added Stigers. “We have a great relationship
with the Good Shepherd Food-Bank and support them year-round through
programs such as Fresh Rescue, which provides the Food-Bank with fresh
items such as meat, dairy and produce. It is our hope this trailer will
help to enhance the important work they do on a daily basis to help the
people of Maine.”
“The support Good
Shepherd Food-Bank receives from Shaw’s
is critical to our efforts to eliminate hunger in Maine,” said Jim Dowe,
Interim President and CEO at the Food-Bank. “In the past two years,
Shaw’s has become one of our largest retail partners in the fight
against hunger in Maine. The donation of this trailer will allow us to
pick up and deliver millions of pounds of food each year to Mainers in
need of our help.”
Fresh Rescue Food Donations play key a part in Shaw’s
waste diversion efforts -- last year, Shaw’s donated over a half-million
pounds of food in Maine that otherwise would have been wasted. In fact,
the Auburn location was one of the first stores in the company to reach
a major environmental milestone in the Shaw’s
“zero waste” program by diverting over 90 percent of all store waste
from local landfills.
Reopening Date and Time: Friday, July 13, 2012; 9:00 a.m.
Address: 600 Center Street, Auburn, ME 04210
Store Director: Leo Ouellette
of Operation: Monday – Saturday, 6:00 a.m. – 11:00 p.m.; Sunday 7:00
a.m. – 9:00 p.m.
Grand Reopening Date and Time: Friday, July
13, 2012; 11:00 a.m.
Store Address: 27 East Ave., Lewiston,
Phone Number: (207) 784-6900
Hours of Operation: Monday – Saturday, 6:00
a.m. – 11:00 p.m.; Sunday 7:00 a.m. – 9:00 p.m.
For more details on Shaw’s Supermarkets, visit Shaw’s
Facebook page at www.facebook.com/Shaws
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About Shaw’s Supermarkets
Shaw’s, Osco and Star Market are
part of the nationwide SUPERVALU® INC. (NYSE: SVU) family of grocery
stores. Shaw’s is one of the oldest continuously operated supermarkets
in the United States with its roots dating to 1860. Throughout five New
England states, there are 169 store locations employing approximately
21,000 associates. For more information about Shaw’s, visit the all-new
web site at: www.shaws.com.
About Good Shepherd Food-Bank
The largest hunger relief
organization in Maine, Good Shepherd Food-Bank provides for those at
risk of hunger by acquiring surplus and purchased food and distributing
that food to more than 600 partner agencies across Maine. Since 1981,
the Food-Bank has partnered with individuals, businesses, and farmers to
alleviate hunger and build community relationships. In 2011 the
Food-Bank distributed 13 million pounds of food to families in need.
Phone: (207) 782-3554; Website: www.gsfb.org;
Source: SUPERVALU INC.