Price Chopper, Kansas City’s locally owned grocer, is planning an exceptional amount of capital investments on their stores in 2020.
In total, Price Chopper will invest more than $54 million into new stores and remodels of existing stores during 2020. This year’s investment is more than the previous two years combined and brings the company’s total investments to more than $104 million in three years. Brian Haaraoja, President and CEO of Price Chopper Enterprises mentioned this is just one example of the company’s long-standing commitment to serving the Kansas City community.
“As the grocery market leader, it’s important for us to reinvest into the communities we serve,” said Haaraoja. “We know the impact of these investments will spur growth in new areas while also adding to the force.”
Already one of Kansas City’s largest employers with more than 11,000 associates, Price Chopper’s investment will add nearly 300 new jobs. The investment will be made through a combination of efforts across the four local families that make up the Price Chopper group in the greater Kansas City area. The stores, which are locally owned and operated by the Ball, Cosentino, McKeever and Queen families, have been serving this area for more than 40 years.
Efforts will focus on the expansion of fresh departments including produce, food service, bakery, deli and meat. Preliminary projects include:
- New store in Gardner, KS
- New store in Smithville, MO
- Remodel in Overland Park, KS
- Remodel in Leavenworth, KS
- Remodels in Kansas City, MO