Nash Finch Company (Nasdaq: NAFC), a Minneapolis-based food distributor, announced today that ribbon cutting festivities for the new Family Fresh Market® will be held on Tuesday, July 30 th at 9:00 a.m. at 612 South Minnesota Avenue in St. Peter. This store will mark the fifth Family Fresh Market® location, which deliver the freshness and quality you expect from a gourmet store, but at an affordable price. The Market Wine & Spirits, a standalone liquor store right next to the new Family Fresh Market®, also opened in late June. The store features easy, convenient parking; an expanded selection of wine and spirits; and a walk-in beer cave with over 100 varieties of perfectly chilled beers. Store hours for The Market Wine & Spirits are 8:00 a.m.-10:00 p.m. Monday thru Saturday. “We are excited to bring the Family Fresh Market® shopping experience to the community of St. Peter, MN,” said Tom Swanson, Senior Vice President, Retail Operations. “We designed our Family Fresh Market® format to offer our customers incredibly fresh and high quality products such as produce, meat, seafood, natural and organic in a price competitive format. We believe healthy eating should not be punitive and we strive to offer our customers the offerings they want without the gourmet shop price tag,” continued Swanson. Some highlights of the ribbon cutting event for the Family Fresh Market® in St. Peter include: a $5,000 cash donation and over 6,500 pounds of Our Family® food to local community Food Banks; book donations to local schools via Nash Finch’s Feeding Imagination program; live musical entertainment; refreshments; and guest appearances by Lewis the Bookworm and Minnesota Twins alumni Tony Oliva. “Customers will be pleasantly surprised with our renovations and department expansions throughout their new Family Fresh Market®. In addition to the renovations, we are thrilled to have an on-site Dietitian during select hours that will be able to assist shoppers in healthy eating choices. The Registered Dietician will lead the Well Balanced™ program that provides our guests a wonderful service focused on good nutrition and health,” said Steve Guimond, Store Manager.
Nash Finch Company is a Fortune 500 company and one of the leading food distribution companies in the United States. Nash Finch’s core business, food distribution, serves independent retailers and military commissaries in 36 states, the District of Columbia, Europe, Cuba, Puerto Rico, the Azores, Bahrain and Egypt. The Company also owns and operates a base of retail stores, primarily supermarkets under the Econofoods®, Family Thrift Center®, AVANZA®, Family Fresh Markets®, Bag 'n Save®, No Frills®, and Sun Mart® trade names. Further information is available on the Company's website at www.nashfinch.com.