We’re excited to tell you Festival Foods has big plans for 2016, including opening two new stores next summer.
We are looking to build new stores in Somers as well as Menasha.
In Somers, which is just north of Kenosha in southeastern Wisconsin, we intend to purchase a vacant parcel of land located off of 31st Street, pending permit approval. Construction of the state-of-the-art grocery store is scheduled to begin this fall and the new store is expected to open next summer.
The store in Somers will be Festival Foods’ 23rd location in Wisconsin.
“Because of our commitment to the Kenosha market, the warm welcome we’ve received and relationships we’ve built, we look forward to bringing a new store to Somers. Somers represents a key opportunity to expand our business and to better serve the growing number of guests in the surrounding Kenosha area. We are honored to become a member of this wonderful Wisconsin community and are excited about the economic impact that this new store will bring,” said Mark Skogen, President and CEO of Festival Foods.
In Menasha, the new store will be located near the intersection of Highway 441 and Oneida Street/Highway 10, just south of Midway Road. Pending permit approvals expected later this month, construction of the state-of-the-art grocery store is scheduled to begin this fall.
That store will be Festival Foods’ 24th location in Wisconsin and its fourth in the Fox Cities.
“The new store will exemplify Festival Foods’ continuing commitment to selection, pricing and service excellence,” Skogen said. “In today’s marketplace, consumers have high expectations for the value they receive for their money, as well as how they are treated. We are excited about the opportunity to offer Menasha guests value-driven pricing, a wide selection that includes healthy choices, and a great shopping experience.”
Similar to many of the company’s newest stores, both the Somers and Menasha locations will have a dining-deck seating area above the deli, a community conference room and a Tot Spot, which is Festival Foods’ supervised in-store child care service.
At these stores, guests will find natural and organic foods, fresh sushi, a healthy-choices salad and hot food bar, an extensive deli, catering services, and a complete selection of groceries, meats and produce. The store will operate 24 hours a day and employ an estimated 250 to 275 associates.
More details about these stores will be announced as they become available.