The Fresh Grocer of Upper Darby Opens
September 30, 2016
Contact: Carly Spross
Office: (610) 622-1520 x212
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
UPPER DARBY, PA (Sept. 30, 2016) -The Fresh Grocer of Upper Darby celebrated its grand opening
earlier today with a ribbon cutting ceremony and check presentation to Philabundance. Doors opened
to the public immediately following the ceremony at 9:00 a.m.
Upper Darby Township Mayor Thomas N. Micozzie along with Sen. Tom McGarrigle, Rep. Margo
Davidson, and other local elected officials joined the celebration which culminated with the
supermarket’s $10,000 check presentation to Philabundance. The donated funds will support local
huger relief efforts, providing over 20,000 meals to people in need.
The 53,000-square-foot Fresh Grocer is owned and operated by Patrick J. Burns and the Burns family,
who have more than 30 years experience in the supermarket business in the Greater Philadelphia area.
“We are delighted and excited to open our newest Fresh Grocer supermarket in Upper Darby,” said
Burns. “We look forward to providing the community with a first-class shopping experience for years to
The store offers a state-of-the-art shopping experience with over 40 varieties of home style prepared
hot entrees made fresh daily, fire grilled chicken, Chinese cuisine, a garden fresh salad bar, and Fresh
Grocer’s signature made-to-order hoagies and sandwiches. Customers will also find an in-store bakery
featuring special occasion cakes, an expansive meat department offering a service case with trained
butchers available for custom cuts and special orders; a wide variety of fruits, vegetables and local
produce; full service deli and seafood departments, and a beer and wine garden with wide variety of
domestics and imports. The store also offers an online shopping service via thefreshgrocer.com with
store pick-up and home delivery options available daily. Additionally, shoppers who spend $50 or more
are welcome to utilize the store’s shuttle service that provides complimentary rides home for customers
and their groceries.
The new Fresh Grocer of Upper Darby employs approximately 200 full-and part-time workers and is
open daily from 6:00 a.m. to Midnight. The store is located at 421 S. 69th Street, Upper Darby, PA 19082.
About Burns’ Family Neighborhood Markets
A member of the Wakefern Food Corp., a retailer-owned cooperative, Patrick J. Burns currently operates
six Fresh Grocer supermarkets and two ShopRite supermarkets, located throughout the Greater
Philadelphia area. Under Patrick’s leadership, Burns’ Family Neighborhood Markets specializes in
providing high-quality perishables in urban and suburban environments and are committed to
understanding the needs, tastes and traditions of the communities in which their stores are located, and
make it a priority to offer an assortment of products and services to meet those various needs. Burns’
Family Neighborhood Markets are also committed to improving food access and to promoting the health
and wellness of its customers, associates and communities.