GUILDERLAND HANNAFORD TO BECOME 1ST STORE IN NY STATE TO OFFER HANNAFORD TO GO

Online ordering and increased product variety are among improvements 

Altamont, N.Y. – Customers of the Guilderland Hannaford Supermarket & Pharmacy soon will be able to select their groceries online and pick up their orders curbside, as the company’s first Hannaford To Go location in New York.

On May 10, Hannaford is celebrating the launch of this program and completion of a major renovation project in Guilderland that increased the variety of products offered at the store, sped up the check-out process, and improved the supermarket’s energy efficiency.  The Grand Reopening celebration will include door prizes, gift cards, food sampling and other activities.

“Customers will really appreciate the new choices that are available to them throughout the Guilderland Hannaford,” said Store Manager Tom Jablonowski. “Shopping here is even easier and more enjoyable, with the same the great service and everyday low prices that customers have come to expect from Hannaford.”

What: Guilderland Hannaford Grand Reopening Celebration

When: Saturday, May 10, 2014, starting at 7 a.m.

Where: Hannaford Supermarket & Pharmacy, 5239 Western Turnpike, Altamont, N.Y.

Highlights: Gift cards randomly valued at between $5 and $250 given to the first 300 customers; giveaways and sweepstakes; food sampling

Hannaford To Go allows customers to visit Hannaford.com at their convenience to build a shopping list. Store associates then assemble the order and bring those items to the customer’s car at a curbside location, at a pick-up time set by the customer.

Hannaford To Go is free to use for everyone’s first order and for all orders over $125. There is a $5 service fee for smaller orders.  The service is currently available in Dover, N.H. and North Windham, Maine, and Hannaford plans to expand the program to several other locations this year.

Within the store itself, customers will find an additional aisle of frozen and refrigerated products, 20 more feet of shelf space for gluten-free products, and hundreds of new natural and organic items.  The Guilderland Hannaford also now has a new wing bar, expanded olive bar, and enhanced sushi bar.

The combined meat and seafood department, with the lobster tank in the middle of the counter, is a showpiece design, in a store that has a more spacious feel and a fresh new look.  Iceless seafood cases that use far less water and energy have been added.  Refrigeration units that reclaim heat to help warm the store and new sensor-activated LED lighting also reduce the store’s environmental impact.

Hand-held “queue-buster” scanners and two self-serve check-out lanes have been added to help customers complete their purchases more quickly.

In conjunction with the reopening, the Guilderland Hannaford will be supporting Maddie’s Mark Foundation with a $2,000 grant.  The store also will be presenting $500 in gift cards to Hillside Missionary in support of their food pantry.  These presentations will take place on June 1 at 11 a.m. as part of the store’s Close to Home Day, which highlights local products sold at the supermarket.

About Hannaford Supermarkets

Hannaford Supermarkets, based in Scarborough, Maine, operates 184 stores in the Northeast. Stores are located in Maine, New York, Massachusetts, New Hampshire, and Vermont. All Hannaford stores feature Guiding Stars, America’s first storewide nutrition navigation system, and most stores have full-service pharmacies. Hannaford employs more than 26,000 associates. Additional information can be found at www.hannaford.com.

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