Lucky's Market Looks to Enter South Carolina
NIWOT, CO - The Charleston grocery market is heating up, with Lucky’s looking to break into the area for its first South Carolina location.
“We are looking in the Charleston area, but don’t have a lease signed or any official news to share at this point,” the chain’s Public Relations Consultant, Krista Torvik, said, according to The Post and Courier.
While nothing has been finalized, Lucky’s is eyeing a former Food Lion location in West Ashley, according to the report.
As we previously reported, the retail chain is one that has expanded rapidly and looks forward to pushing that further.
“We’re looking to compete with the premium markets in terms of quality and merchandising, and to compete with conventional markets on price," Peter Gialantzis, Lucky’s Vice President of Purchasing, told our sister publication, The Snack Magazine. "Lucky’s is a young, local company. We aspire to grow decade-long partnerships and foster partnerships that are sustainable. We’ve grown quickly, and we will continue to grow quickly.”
If the deal goes through, South Carolina will be the 12th state on Lucky’s location list, including its home base of Colorado. Other markets the chain currently resides in include:
Lucky’s Market has prided itself on favoring locally grown, natural products since its inception in 2003, meaning the brand’s intentions to crack into yet another market could extend not only the specialty grocery category for the Charleston area, but its produce offerings as well.
AndNowUKnow will follow this and other developing retail moves as they continue to impact the produce industry.