Smart & Final Expands in Los Angeles Market
LOS ANGELES, CA - Growing up, Smart & Final was always my place to go for gigantic bags of soda and small containers of mini butterscotch cookies. And now, the people of Los Angeles get to feel my wonder at the grocery warehouse store because come January 8, Smart & Final will open its doors at Jordan Downs Plaza.
“We’re proud to be providing jobs and bringing convenient and easy access to fresh and healthy foods to this neighborhood,” said Aldo Duran, Store Manager of the new Smart & Final location. “We’re excited to be part of the redevelopment of Jordan Downs, and we’re looking forward to serving the community for many years to come.”
The brand-new grocery store is a vital part of the redevelopment of Jordan Downs, according to a press release. In an area that has faced the challenge of convenient access to nutritious food, the new store will not only provide employment opportunities in the community, but will establish easier accessibility to fresh, organic, and quality foods—the top three things for us here at ANUK.
Located at 9850 S. Laurel St., the 31,000-square-foot Smart & Final Extra! will provide shoppers with fresh produce, organics, frozen and packaged grocery items, as well as personal care and household products. The new store will create 50 full- and part-time job opportunities.
“The Los Angeles South Chamber of Commerce welcomes Smart & Final to the community, and we are excited about our new partnership to help build and sustain our local economy,” said L.A. South Chamber President Dexter McLeod. “South Los Angeles, particularly Watts, has a high rate of unemployment, wealth disparity, and food insecurity. By providing local jobs, healthy food options, and community outreach programs, Smart & Final will be a beacon of hope in the community.”
Store features will include:
- Organic offerings from Smart & Final’s Sun Harvest® brand
- Wide assortment of fresh and frozen fruits and vegetables, as well as a fully stocked deli department
- Goods tailored to business and household customers like paper products, assortment of beverages and snacks, as well as cleaning supplies
- Extensive variety of both household and club-sized products without requiring a membership
- Floral department
- Online delivery in two hours or less
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