Price Chopper/Market 32 has acquired five former ShopRite supermarkets in New York’s Capital Region to expand its local network of Market 32 stores.
While the company is still evaluating all of its options, it reported that the plan is to convert the current ShopRite stores in Niskayuna and North Greenbush into Market 32s.
The Slingerlands location, which sits directly across the street from a Market 32 store, will be subleased. The company added that as discussions continue with the Albany and Colonie landlords, decisions will be made about the future of those properties and the current Price Chopper/Market 32 stores located nearby at Westgate and Colonie Plazas.
Current teammates will be prioritized in staffing whichever of the locations are ultimately occupied.
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“Our Market 32 brand has been extremely well received and this gives us an excellent opportunity to expand our footprint in the Capital Region, provide our customers with the shopping experience they are looking for, and our teammates with career growth opportunities right here in our hometown,” said Blaine Bringhurst, Price Chopper/Market 32 president.
The new Market 32 stores would create more options for customers, provide existing teammates with an opportunity to transfer to a more convenient location, and may create new opportunities once the stores open.
Price Chopper/Market 32 said it does not intend to manage the gas stations.
“Price Chopper/Market 32 is excited at the prospect of growing scale right here in New York’s Capital Region, where we’ve been serving customers for more than 90 years. We have always been and will remain an employer of choice for our valued teammates. We are here to stay and will continue to invest in modernizing our stores, providing opportunities to our workforce, delivering an exceptional shopping experience to our customers, and supporting the community around us,” said Bringhurst.