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Building For The Future ... New "Blue Ribbon" Stater Bros. Supermarket to Open in Riverside

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New replacement Supermarket is 80% larger than existing Supermarket on Mary St. in Riverside

SAN BERNARDINO, Calif., June 17, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Stater Bros. is pleased to announce the opening of its newest and most modern Supermarket in Riverside, California.  An official Ribbon Cutting Ceremony will take place in front of the new Stater Bros. Riverside Supermarket on Wednesday, June 25, 2014 at 8:15 a.m., and the new Supermarket will open for business at 9:00 a.m.  After Wednesday, the new Supermarket will be open daily from 6:00 a.m. to 11:00 p.m.

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Located at 2841 Mary St. in the Victoria Village Shopping Center, the new Riverside Supermarket will replace a smaller Stater Bros. Supermarket located at 2861 Mary St., which will close on June 24th.  This new Riverside Stater Bros. Supermarket demonstrates Stater Bros.' commitment to the Riverside community it has served for over 66 years (since 1948).

To celebrate the Grand Opening and to honor Stater Bros. long-standing tradition of giving back to the communities it serves, Stater Bros. Charities will present donations to the Riverside Police Department for the Riverside Police Foundation; to the Casa Blanca Public Library for the purchase of new books in the Children's Section; and to Second Harvest Food Bank for hunger relief efforts in the local community.    

At 44,000 sq. ft., the new state-of-the-art and environmentally friendly Riverside Stater Bros. Supermarket is approximately 80% larger than the Supermarket it will be replacing, with wider customer-friendly aisles, a greater variety of products and enhanced customer services.  Stater Bros. currently operates eight other Supermarkets in Riverside and 48 Supermarkets in Riverside County.

The new, larger Stater Bros. Riverside Supermarket will include the following key enhancements:

  • Full Service Fresh Meat Department with knowledgeable and trained professionals to serve you
  • Full Service Fresh Seafood Department with experts to assist with selection and preparation tips
  • Full Service Deli including Cleo & Leo exclusive recipe hand-breaded fried chicken, specialty sandwiches and wraps, gourmet cheeses, fresh salad bar, Mexican food, a zesty salsa bar and much more
  • Self Service Beverage Bar with New Coca-Cola "Freestyle" Fountain Drink Station featuring over 100 flavors of soda, ICEE Drinks, Iced Teas, Espresso, Specialty Coffees, Latte and Hot Cocoa
  • Full Service Fresh Bakery with classic Leo & Cleo cakes and pies, full selection of Artisan breads and rolls, fresh baked cookies and specialty cakes and cupcakes
  • Full Service Floral Department for that special gift of plants, floral arrangements, balloons and novelty items
  • Garden Fresh Produce Department featuring more than 1,000 choices of fruits, vegetables, fresh packaged salads and an expanded organic section

Additionally, the new "Blue Ribbon" Stater Bros. Riverside Supermarket will be more environmentally friendly and energy efficient.

  • LED lighting, glass doors, and curtains in refrigerated cases reduce energy usage by 60%
  • Environmentally friendly, EPA GreenChill Certified refrigeration system
  • Energy efficient LED lighting in building signage and parking lot lighting
  • New lighting system that uses dimming ballasts, energy efficient lamps and occupancy sensors
  • Energy efficient skylights to incorporate the use of natural day lighting and help the environment
  • Energy Management System that controls refrigeration, HVAC, Demand Response, and lighting
  • Part of a chain-wide green waste recycling program, which removes over 125 million pounds of waste from landfills each year
  • Recycling Center located inside the store for customers to recycle paper and plastic grocery bags
  • Earth-conscious reusable bags for purchase

"Stater Bros. has proudly served the community of Riverside since 1948, and the Stater Bros. Supermarket Family is especially proud to offer this modern and environmentally friendly Stater Bros. Supermarket to better serve our long-time and 'valued' Riverside customers," stated Jack H. Brown, Chairman and Chief Executive Officer of Stater Bros. Markets.  "This new 'Blue Ribbon' Stater Bros. Supermarket demonstrates our commitment to the Riverside Community that we have been privileged to serve for over 66 years," Brown further added.

Stater Bros. was founded in 1936 in Yucaipa, California, and has grown steadily through the years to become the largest privately owned Supermarket Chain in Southern California and the largest private employer in both San Bernardino County and Riverside County, with annual sales in 2013 of $3.9 billion.  The Company currently operates 167 Supermarkets, and there are approximately 18,000 members of the Stater Bros. Supermarket Family.  Stater Bros. was recently rated the "Best Full Service Supermarket Chain in Southern California."  For more information, log onto www.staterbros.com.

STATER BROS ... PROUDLY SERVING SOUTHERN CALIFORNIA FAMILIES FOR 78 YEARS

Contact: Susan Atkinson
Vice President Corporate Affairs
P.O. Box 150 - San Bernardino, CA 92402
Phone: (909) 733-5038

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