Grand Opening of Harris Teeter in Matthews, N.C.

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Ribbon Cutting to Take Place Aug. 22

Harris Teeter is opening its newest store in Matthews on Wednesday, Aug. 22, 2012. The company is celebrating its grand opening with a ribbon cutting ceremony as well as additional weekend activities to give neighbors the opportunity to meet their Idlewild Market Harris Teeter management team and experience the HT Difference.

Harris Teeter acquired its new Idlewild Market location through the company’s purchase and sale agreement with Lowe’s Food Stores, Inc. earlier in the year. The location was temporarily closed in June for remodeling, stocking and training of employees. The store is reopening under the Harris Teeter banner on Aug. 22 at 8 a.m.

Harris Teeter was established in 1960 when two North Carolina grocers merged operations. What once was a 15-store chain with locations throughout North Carolina, is now a regional grocer with over 200 locations in eight states and Washington, D.C. In each of its locations, including its newest store in Matthews, N.C., Harris Teeter strives to offer customers an excellent shopping experience on every visit. An excellent shopping experience includes clean and modern stores, attentive customer service, high-quality perishables as well as variety and selection at competitive prices.

Fast Facts:
Store Address:    Idlewild Market Harris Teeter
    15080-P Idlewild Road    
    Matthews, N.C. 28104            
Opening Date:     Aug. 22 at 8 a.m.: Ribbon Cutting Ceremony
Event Dates:        Aug. 24 - 26: e-VIC sign-up
            Aug. 31 – Sept. 2: Harris Teeter Rancher Mobile Grill onsite
            Sept. 7 - 9: Harris Teeter Ice Cream Truck onsite
Square Footage:     51,000
Store Hours:     6 a.m. – 11 p.m.
Pharmacy Hours:    9 a.m. – 9 p.m. M-F; 9 a.m. – 7 p.m., Sat.; noon. – 6 p.m. Sun.
Check-Out Lanes:     eight regular checkouts and four USCAN

Features and Departments:
Full service meat department with Rancher Beef, HT Reserve Angus Beef and HT Natural Beef • Full Service Fishermans Market • Shrimp Party Trays • Farmers Market Produce • Full Service Floral • Custom Floral Arrangements • Expanded Fresh Cut Flower Section • Produce Party Trays • Full Service Fresh Foods Market Deli/Bakery • Sushi • Self Serve Olives • Salad Bar • International Cheeses • Chef Prepared Foods To Go • Custom Cakes • Sub Shop • Artisan Breads • Hot Foods Bar • Party Trays • Made to Order Sandwich Program • Boar’s Head Meats & Cheeses • Slicing Meats & Cheeses • Rotisserie Items • Organic, Natural Foods and Specialty Foods • Wine and Imported Beer • Pharmacy • Western Union • Coinstar • Red Box DVD Rental Kiosk • Double Coupons • Club 60 Senior Discount • Carryout Service • USCAN • Express Lane Online Shopping

About Harris Teeter

Harris Teeter Inc., with headquarters in Matthews, N.C., is a wholly-owned subsidiary of Harris Teeter Supermarkets, Inc. (NYSE: HTSI). Harris Teeter is the 24th largest supermarket in the U.S. with 2011 sales of $4.29 billion. The regional grocery chain employs approximately 25,000 associates and operates stores in North Carolina, South Carolina, Virginia, Georgia, Tennessee, Maryland, Delaware, Florida and the District of Columbia.

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