Food Co-op To Challenge Giants
NEW BRITAIN: More competition is coming to Connecticut’s Supermarket market. America’s Food Basket is expected to open before the end of April. The 22,000 square foot market will join another in New London, and is part of a now 47 store chain with outlets in New York, New Jersey, Massachusetts and one in Rhode Island.
America’s Food Basket LLC is a Cooperative, first established in 2007 and says that it “supports and unifies independent retailers across the Northeast United States. With continuous growth on the horizon, America’s Food Basket operates within all five boroughs of New York, and expands into New Jersey, Massachusetts, Connecticut, and Rhode Island.” The New Britain store is part of an expansion of corporate owned stores.
In January AFB signed a long term agreement with the 18 billion Minneapolis based Supervalu foods as the wholesaler supplier to all of its stores.