From a press release, here is more information on features at the new Edmonds IGA store, set to open in the former Petosa’s Family Grocer space in downtown Edmonds May 15:
Focus On Fresh, LLC today announced that it will soon be opening a new Edmonds Market Fresh IGA in the retail space previously occupied by Petosa’s Family Grocer, located at 550 5th Avenue South, Edmonds, WA 98020. The store’s new ownership and management group, comprised of Mike Trask, Owner and President; Gary Rygg, Owner and General Manager; and Tyler Trask, Store Director, plan to open the store in May 2013 when upgrades to the facility and the transition to IGA are expected to be complete.
“After being in the community for only a few weeks, we have experienced a warm welcome from the public, the City of Edmonds and our landlord, Wilson Properties,” said Mike Trask. “We are very excited to bring the power of the IGA brand to Edmonds and share its many benefits and hometown values with our new community.”
Edmonds Market Fresh IGA will offer the community a new and improved shopping experience including, enhanced Produce, Meat, Seafood, Bakery and Deli departments, as well as an expanded selection of beer, wine and spirits. Customers will also find a wide selection of everyday and unique grocery products in every aisle, including more than 200 IGA private label brand items.
In addition, the store will offer shoppers many special IGA promotions and events throughout the year. The Edmonds Market Fresh IGA team also plans to connect the with the community by offering five percent Senior Discount and one percent Community Give Back programs through its “WeConnect” card. While the card will not be necessary to shop at the store, card holders will receive special rewards on featured items. In addition, the stores powerful website will provide online specials, weekly ads, recipes and a wide variety of shopping and meal planning tools.
The store’s new owners bring more than 80 years of combined experience in the Northwest grocery industry to the business. Earlier this year, Mike Trask (who also owns Granite Falls Market Fresh IGA, Granite Falls, WA) was the recipient of the 2013 IGA Retailer of the Year Award of Excellence. The award is only given to IGA retailers whose stores have achieved IGA’s prestigious “Five Star” status and have demonstrated excellence and the highest level of achievement in community involvement, employee development, merchandising innovation, IGA brand support and marketing.
The community is encouraged to watch for future announcements about the opening date and time of Edmonds Market Fresh IGA at the store and in the media.