Burbank’s newest grocery retailer opens this week with two fantastic celebrations!
Grocery Outlet is setting up shop at 1615 W. Verdugo Avenue in Burbank, and they have one more day to get it all ready before tomorrow’s (Thursday, February 16th) Ribbon Cutting at 10am.
Grocery Outlets are locally owned and run stores. These stores got their start right after World War II, when owner, Jim Read, started selling wartime surplus supplies in 1946. He knew the deals would help local families after the war. It hasn’t slowed down since. Grocery Outlet has become the nation’s largest extreme value grocery retailer.
How do they do it?
Simple. Grocery Outlet buyers are experts at buying product opportunistically; that is, “product outside the normal retail channel, i.e. packaging changes, product overruns, and surplus inventories, to bring the best bargains back to our stores.”
There’s nothing wrong with the products, they’re simply the excess!
New store owner, Todd Pruitt says, “When we get a deal, you get the deal.”
Mr. Pruitt is very happy to be in Burbank and knows that the locals in our Southern California location will be looking for deals on naturals and organics. So, he’s committed to getting as many items in that genre in, as he can. He understands this is something important to our community. (I may or may not have put in a personal request to someday see sugar free bacon on the shelves..I love my Whole30 compliant items)
The items inside the store will rotate. What’s in stock will be what’s available to have in stock.
“We’ll always have the staples….bread, eggs, meat and produce,” says Mr. Pruitt.
“But the rest of the inventory will rotate.”
I think that’s exciting!
I got a sneak peek inside the new store, hosted by Mr. Pruitt, and I truly think the residents in Burbank are going to love this addition to the neighborhood!
Grocery Outlet stores, as a whole, are committed to local Philanthropy. And the Burbank location is no different. This is also something that is very important to our local community. At the ribbon cutting tomorrow, they’ll be announcing their first donation of $1000 to The Burbank Temporary Aid Center. (See all the details below).
Some things to know:
- Not every single item is going to be hugely marked down. It will depend on the deal Grocery Outlet can get. But, I bet you’re going to find some great deals. As the shopper and bargain hunter in my home, I saw some amazing prices inside this store!
- The only coupons you’ll be able to use are the ones found online by signing up through email and through the flyers that will be mailed to residents in the weekly mailers There will be 17 of these a year. And FYI, there is one in our mailers this week with a $5 coupon…so don’t recycle those mailers yet!
- This location supplied 25 new jobs for Burbank and North Hollywood residents!
- Grocery Outlet is definitely for bargain hunters, coupon clippers, working parents, thriving families, and those who love high-quality products at very low prices.
The third generation of the Read family is now running the business, with 260+ independently operated stores in California, Idaho, Nevada, Oregon, Pennsylvania, and Washington.
For some fun history of the store, read more here…
Come join the celebration!
Ribbon Cutting Officiated by Burbank Chamber of Commerce
Thursday, February 16, 10 a.m.
Complimentary luncheon provided by In N Out from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m., with a $10 minimum purchase while supplies last.
The ribbon cutting ceremony on Thursday, February 16, will also feature a $1,000 donation in Grocery Outlet gift cards to Burbank Temporary Aid Center.
Community Grand Opening Event
Saturday, February 18, 8 a.m. to 10 p.m.
Burbank Grocery Outlet
1615 W. Verdugo Ave. @ N. Sparks St.
Burbank, CA 91506
A day of savings, family-friendly fun, and prizes:
- First 100 customers in line receive a 25% off coupon. (Must be 18 or older and redeemed February 18, 2017.)
- Customers can enter to win Free Groceries for a Year ($100/month, a $1,200 value) on Saturday, February 18. The grand prize drawing will take place at the end of the day on February 18 at the Burbank Grocery Outlet. (Must be 18 years of age or older. One entry per person.)
- First 500 customers will receive an eco-friendly reusable bag.
Additional attractions include:
- 8 a.m.: Complimentary coffee and treats, while supplies last.
- 10 a.m.-3 p.m.: Free Spin and Win on the Wheel of Bargains.
- 11 a.m.-2 p.m.: $1 Hot Dog and Drink with proceeds benefitting Burbank Temporary Aid Center.
- 11 a.m. -3 p.m.: Free Balloon Twister