On May 20 Giant Eagle opened another Valu King discount grocery store, their seventh so far. The concept of this chain is to fill the niche between a traditional supermarket and a discount market. They don’t offer as many brands or types of items and you have to bring your own bags, but still have deli and meat counters that you don’t find at many discount grocery stores. So far the stores have been successful since the first one opened in 2008 and they plan on continued expansion in the coming years. Giant Eagle has been taking advantage of empty retail space near Walmart Supercenters to attract budget minded shoppers.
Read the Plain Dealer article here.
Submitted by: Jason Marshall, ECRM