FIRST OF THREE NEW SMART & FINAL EXTRA! STORES COMING TO THE SACRAMENTO AREA OPENS THIS WEEK

LOS ANGELES,July 15, 2014 -Three new Smart & Final Extra! stores are coming to the Sacramento area this year, and the first one to arrive opens this week in Carmichael. All three of the stores are larger than a typical Smart & Final warehouse store and are designed to offer everything business and household grocery shoppers love about Smart & Final plus a huge selection of fresh produce at the best prices in town.

The larger sales floor will allow the stores to carry thousands of additional items in smaller, convenient sizes.The assortment includes a greatly expanded selection of products in key categories like produce, fresh meat, frozen foods, dairy, deli and grocery basics like cereal, yogurt, bread and snacks.The stores also will sell hot, ready-to-eat roasted chicken and bulk foods like grains, coffee, seeds and nuts, dried fruits and healthy snacks in self-service bins. Like all Smart & Final stores, the new locations also will carry a large selection of “Club Pack” sized products for stocking-up and a broad assortment of foodservice, janitorial and other supplies for businesses and organizations.

“I am excited to have the opportunity to showcase these unique stores to the residents, businesses and community groups in the Sacramento area. Our product offering at Smart & Final Extra! is unlike any other retailer – we combine the high-quality fresh produce of a farmer’s market, the low prices of a discount grocer and the large club size products of a traditional club store. In addition, we have everything that small businesses, clubs and organizations need on a daily basis – all with no club card or membership fees. We also have put together amazing teams of friendly store associates that are looking forward to serving the local communities,” said Dave Hirz, Smart & Final president and chief executive officer.

Located at Fair Oaks Blvd. and Sutter Ave., the 25,000-square-foot Carmichael store will open at 7 a.m. on Thursday, July 17. At the Grand Opening, customers will receive a complimentary reusable shopping bag at check-out with purchase while supplies last on July 17 and 18 and will be able to take advantage of special in-store offers throughout the Grand Opening week. In addition, 10 $100 SmartCash Gift Cards will be given away every day from July 17 through July 20. See store for details. Customers also will enjoy special product demonstrations and samplings of Smart&Final’s popular private label and national brand items from July 18 through July 20 and again on July 26 and July 27.

A 30,000-square-foot Smart & Final Extra! store will open in Rancho Cordova on September 25, and a 25,000-square-foot Smart & Final Extra! store will open in Sacramento on December 10.

Originally founded in 1871 in downtown Los Angeles, Smart & Final Stores LLC operates approximately 250 retail stores under the banners Smart & Final, Smart & Final Extra! and Cash&Carry Smart Foodservice. For more information, visit the company’s website at smartandfinal.com.

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