Hannaford Supermarkets Ballston Spa Store Manager Wendy Watson (left) speaks with Hannaford Supermarkets Community Relations Specialist Brian Fabre (right)

Hannaford Supermarkets Ballston Spa Store Manager Wendy Watson poses next to a pharmacy display designed specifically for children

New 39,000 square-foot full-service grocery store and pharmacy to celebrate grand opening with community event and $10,000 donation to Ballston Spa Central School District

Ballston Spa, N.Y. – Hannaford Supermarkets will celebrate the grand opening of its new Ballston Spa store, located at 3 Via Rossi Way, with a special event when doors to the full-service supermarket and pharmacy formally open on Saturday, November 9.

The new 39,000 square-foot store will feature a full-service kitchen department, offering an expanded selection of hot foods and meal solutions, as well as hand-crafted sandwiches and salads made on-site daily. Shoppers will enjoy an in-store café, which will also serve as a community gathering space.

The new Ballston Spa store will also offer Hannaford-To-Go, a service which allows customers to order their groceries online and pick up at the store. Additionally, the store will feature a drive-thru pharmacy. The store will employ approximately 125 full- and part-time associates.

“All of us at Hannaford are tremendously excited to bring our unique combination of high-quality, fresh food and produce, convenient services such as Hannaford-To-Go, outstanding customer service and everyday low prices to shoppers in the Ballston Spa area,” said Hannaford Supermarkets Ballston Spa Store Manager Wendy Watson. “We look forward to welcoming shoppers to the new store and encourage them to join us on Saturday as we celebrate this new addition to our community.”

As a committed community partner, Hannaford will donate $10,000 to Ballston Spa Central School District in celebration of the grand opening. The donation will support the school’s Scotties Backpack Program, which provides students in need with bags of child-friendly, nutritious food for times when other resources are not available, such as weekends; as well as its Community Literacy Campaign, which seeks to ensure that all students are able to read at or above grade level.

“We are genuinely excited to partner with Hannaford in further support of our students’ health and wellness and their ability to read well. We are grateful for Hannaford’s community mindedness,” said Ballston Spa Central School District Superintendent Ken Slentz.

The Ballston Spa grand opening event will begin at 7 a.m. on Saturday. The first 500 customers will receive a Hannaford gift card randomly valued between $5 and $500. Customers will also enjoy giveaways, kids’ activities and samples from local producers and new Hannaford kitchen items.

Beginning Saturday, customers can also enter to win free groceries for a year from Hannaford exclusively at the new Ballston Spa store. The grand prize winner will receive $5,200 worth of Hannaford gift cards. One first-prize winner will receive a $1,000 Hannaford gift card and one second-prize winner will receive a $500 Hannaford gift card. Winners will be selected by random drawing and announced on December 16.

My Hannaford Rewards customers will receive an additional savings when they shop at Hannaford, including double points on all private brand items through November 16 exclusively at the new Ballston Spa store.

Hannaford will operate 50 supermarkets in New York with the opening of its Ballston Spa location. Every Hannaford store donates rescued food to local hunger relief, and regularly supports local charities and schools.

What: Ballston Spa (Rossi Way) Hannaford Supermarket & Pharmacy Grand Opening Celebration
When: Beginning at 7 a.m. on Saturday, November 9
Where: 3 Via Rossi Way in Ballston Spa, NY
Highlights: First 500 customers will receive gift cards randomly valued between $5 and $500; sampling of locally grown and produced food and new Hannaford kitchen items; giveaways; sweepstakes; and family activities.

About Hannaford Supermarkets

Hannaford Supermarkets, based in Scarborough, Maine, operates 182 stores in the Northeast. Stores are located in Maine, New York, Massachusetts, New Hampshire, and Vermont. Hannaford employs more than 26,000 associates. Additional information can be found at

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