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New Foodtown opens in Queens

Allegiance Retail Services on Friday announced the grand opening of a new Foodtown store in Howard Beach, N.Y.

The store is owned by the newest Allegiance member, Fahmi Shehadeh, and anchors the newly built Linden Shopping Center on 79th Street in Howard Beach, Queens. The supermarket is situated directly below an upscale LA Fitness gym, and offers both above and underground parking for shoppers.

The Howard Beach Foodtown offers a butcher shop, a store-prepared-sushi department, hot and cold prepared foods, plus natural, organic and international products to serve the diverse community.

“We are thrilled to serve the consumer with all of the features and services Foodtown has to offer. By partnering with Allegiance, we are able to bring the well-known Foodtown banner to this community,” said Shehadeh.


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“Having Fahmi Shehadeh join the Allegiance Cooperative is truly exciting. We are proud that he recognizes the professional services that Allegiance/Foodtown offers, and we look forward to the success of the store,” said John T. Derderian, president and COO of Allegiance.

Allegiance, based in Iselin, N.J., provides support to independent retailers under the Foodtown, Freshtown, Freshco, D’Agostino, LaBella Marketplace, Brooklyn Harvest, Market Fresh, Big Deal Food Market and Uncle Giuseppe’s Marketplace including marketing, advertising, technological and merchandising support, and Foodtown private label products.

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