Mariano’s Aurora To Provide Community With Its Signature Food Shopping Experience

Roundy’s, Inc. (“Roundy’s”) (NYSE: RNDY), a leading grocer in the Midwest, will open Mariano’s Aurora, located at 3025 E. New York Street, on Tuesday, June 17, at 6:00 a.m. Aurora is the eighth Mariano’s to open of the 11 former Dominick’s locations acquired by Roundy’s in December 2013.

The Aurora opening will bring approximately 470 new jobs to the community. Mariano’s has created over 10,000 new jobs across Chicagoland during the past three years.

“Mariano’s is the Midwest’s most exciting food market destination and we are thrilled to bring our highly differentiated foodie experience to Mariano’s Aurora,” said Bob Mariano, Roundy’s chairman and CEO. “Our customers will experience our signature food and perishable offerings in addition to a wide array of natural and organic items all under the umbrella of exceptional customer service.”

The Aurora location will include signature Mariano’s experiences, including fresh squeezed fruit and vegetable juices, house-made Italian sausage, signature Bella cupcakes, a specialty cheese shop, produce with over 200 organic options, premium seafood items and a floral department showcasing over 30 varieties of fresh cut flowers.

Mariano’s Aurora 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 of craft beer
  • International aisle highlighting global cuisine with tastes from 15 countries, as well as an expanded kosher food selection
  • Full-service pharmacy that features friendly and accessible pharmacists, immunization services, the Mariano’s Prescription Savings Club and the unique PharmaSmart Blood Pressure machine

Mariano’s is committed to making a positive impact on the communities it serves. At a ribbon cutting event this morning, the Roundy’s Foundation will make a donation to the Loaves & Fishes Community Pantry, serving all of DuPage County.

Mariano’s Aurora 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. There are currently 24 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 173 retail grocery stores and 116 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.

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