Mariano’s To Open In Bridgeport, Launching 475 New Careers

Roundy’s, Inc. (“Roundy’s”) (NYSE:RNDY), a leading grocer in the Midwest, will open Mariano’s Bridgeport, located at 3145 S. Ashland Ave., on Tuesday, May 6, at 6:00 a.m. Bridgeport is the third Mariano’s store to open in the City of Chicago of the 11 former Dominick’s locations acquired by Roundy’s in December 2013.

When doors open in the Bridgeport neighborhood tomorrow, Mariano’s will bring approximately 475 new jobs to the community.

“Bridgeport is a great addition to the Mariano’s family. I think shoppers will be impressed by our dedication to deliver quality, variety and value every day,” said Bob Mariano, chairman and CEO of Roundy’s. “We worked hard to build a strong team ready to bring shoppers the unique Mariano’s experience they have come to expect.”

Including the new Bridgeport team, Mariano’s has created over 8,500 new jobs over the past three years.

“Mariano’s continues to show its unwavering commitment to Chicago,” said Mayor Emanuel. “This store location will provide the residents of the Bridgeport neighborhood with access to fresh, healthy food while acting as an important economic anchor, adding 475 new jobs to the local community.”

This unique grocery experience will include signature Mariano's features, such as a specialty cheese shop, produce with over 200 organic options, a grill station and a floral department showcasing over 30 varieties of freshly cut flowers.

As a growing business in Chicago, Mariano’s is committed to making a positive impact on local neighborhoods. At a ribbon cutting event this morning, the Roundy’s Foundation will make a donation to the Chicago Police Memorial Foundation, as well as Benton House, a Bridgeport community organization that supports a food pantry.

The new Mariano’s Bridgeport will offer the following, among other features:
  • Vero authentic Italian coffee and gelato shop features premium coffees fresh-roasted locally and homemade gelato
  • Luxury wines from all regions with personal picks from our wine expert including local, regional and global selections
  • OKI sushi offers pre-made Maki and unique signature rolls prepared by our onsite sushi chefs
  • Grill station available for meat and seafood selections prepared on site at no charge

Mariano’s Bridgeport is open seven days a week from 6:00 a.m. to 10:00 p.m. The pharmacy is open Monday through Friday, 9:00 a.m. to 9:00 p.m., and Saturday and Sunday from 9:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. With this location, there are currently 21 Mariano’s locations across Chicagoland.

Additional details on other grand-opening week initiatives and events can be found on Mariano’s Facebook page, Twitter, and website, www.marianos.com.

About Roundy’s

Roundy’s is a leading grocer in the Midwest with nearly $4.0 billion in sales and more than 23,000 employees. Founded in Milwaukee in 1872, Roundy’s operates 169 retail grocery stores and 114 pharmacies under the Pick ’n Save, Rainbow, Copps, Metro Market and Mariano’s retail banners in Wisconsin, Minnesota and Illinois. Roundy’s is committed to helping the communities its stores serve through the Roundy’s Foundation. Chartered in 2003, the Roundy’s Foundation mission is to support organizations working to relieve hunger and helping families in crisis due to domestic abuse, neglect and other at-risk situations.

Copyright Business Wire 2010

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