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Allegiance members open 10 new Foodtown stores

Allegiance Retail Services on Tuesday announced grand openings of 10 new Foodtown stores as well as a reopening of a renovated Foodtown unit, boosted in part by a new Allegiance member and by the acquisition of several former A&P-owned stores.

On Wednesday, the newest Allegiance member, Alex Collado, will celebrate the grand opening of three New York City Foodtown supermarkets: two located in the Bronx, and one in Manhattan.

“We are excited to convert all of our stores to the well-known and trusted Foodtown banner,” said Collado. “By joining Allegiance, we are better positioned to provide a more competitively priced store and an overall better shopping experience to our customers.”

In New York, five additional stores have recently opened or been reopened by existing Allegiance Retail Services members.

PSK Supermarkets, owned and operated by Noah, Daniel and Sydney Katz, celebrated the opening of three new Super Foodtown stores acquired in A&P’s recent bankruptcy auctions: A former Pathmark at 145th Street and Bradhurst Avenue in Manhattan; a former A&P in Croton-on-Hudson, N.Y., and a former Waldbaums in Rocky Point, N.Y. PSK also reopened a Super Foodtown in Brooklyn’s Bedford-Stuyvestant neighborhood, following an extensive renovation.

“We are very excited to serve these new and existing communities with the best shopping experience available,” Noah Katz said in a statement. “The store openings and remodel would not have been possible without the tremendous help and support of the PSK operations team, store associates and the Allegiance Retail Services team. This was truly a group effort.”

In New Hyde Park, N.Y., Allegiance members Angelo Avena and Joseph Paravati opened a new Foodtown store on Lakeville Road.

In New Jersey, three new Foodtown stores have recently opened by three existing members.


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Jack Shakoor opened a ground-up Foodtown store in Bloomfield, N.J., anchoring a multi-use development adjacent to the Bloomfield train station. Former A&P stores were also reopened as Foodtown stores by Allegiance members the Estevez family (Old Tappan, N.J.) and David Maniaci (Washington Township, N.J.). The Washington Township store will undergo a major remodel early next year, Allegiance said.

“This has been a banner year for Allegiance Retail Services with record sales and market share, new members, new stores and new associates. I am so excited to be part of this intelligent growth and expansion of our diverse supermarket base,” John T. Derderian, president and COO of Allegiance, said in a statement.

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