“Over the past several weeks, I have received many emails and letters from people in Houston, encouraging Buy-Low Foods to locate a store in the community and end the need for residents to travel some 120 km round trip to buy groceries for their families,” said Dan Berg, President of Associated Grocers/ Buy-Low Foods/Nesters Market/Van-Whole Produce.
Super Valu, which has served Houston residents for over 40 years and employed 27 people and closed its doors on June 25, 2016.
“I can’t even begin to explain how excited I am about this,” said Shane Brienen, mayor for the District of Houston. “
“I am pleased to be able to say to you today that we have now reached an agreement with the representatives of the shopping centre in Houston to lease the space formerly occupied by Super Valu and that we will be moving forward to renovate, fixture and equip the premises and make them ready for us to open a Buy-Low Foods store and bring a fresh, quality grocery offering to the community, with a full assortment of traditional groceries; fresh bakery, deli, seafood and meat departments, along with our fantastic selection of quality fresh produce and, we believe, all the staples you need in a grocery store. We are sure to have something for everyone’s tastes, ” continued Berg.
“I must stress that it is going to take several months for us to renovate and restore the premises to be suitable for a Buy-Low Foods store, however, we will be proceeding as quickly as is reasonably and practically possible. We are as excited to get the store open as soon as possible, as we hope you will be to have us there.”
“In the coming months, we will want to begin speaking with members of the community about employment opportunities and also we will be working to understand how we can be an important and valued member of the community, in keeping with our tradition of giving back to and supporting the communities we serve. Company wide, Buy-Low Foods has made a commitment to, and supports to the best of our ability, the efforts of Variety, the Children’s Charity, however, we also strive to support local community events that are broadly based, support a cross section of the community the store serves and in particular have a connection to kids.”
“We sincerely appreciate the outpouring of support that the community has shown to us and we look forward to being your choice for a grocery store as soon as possible,” concluded Berg.