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Valu King Hiring 100 Employees for New Ross Township Store

The discount grocer, owned by Giant Eagle, is expected to open in early November.

Giant Eagle, , in early November is now looking to fill 100 positions for the new store in Ross Towne Center on McKnight Road. 

Applicants can go to valu-king.com/careers.

The store will be located at the former home of , which is right next door to a  store, which opened in August.

Asked why the company is putting a store directly next to the competition, Dick Roberts of Roberts Communications said, “The time is right to bring that banner to Pittsburgh. It's a good location, and there aren’t many other desirable locations on McKnight Road."

Giant Eagle operates 7 Valu King stores, 4 in northeast Ohio, 2 in Erie, and one in Johnstown.

The Valu King stores aim to appeal both to budget-minded shoppers as well as those who like fresh produce and other perishables, the Cleveland Plain Dealer recently reported.

Mixed in with store brands like Valu Time, Food Club and Top Care are limited-quantity closeouts, a meat counter and deli offerings and even a cheese counter.

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Joan Wenzel September 14, 2012 at 01:21 PM
Giant Eagle is getting like Walmart trying to put others out of business. Why would they open a discount grocery store next to one already in existence? I hope people don't patronize Value King and go to Bottom Dollar. Giant Eagle should just lower their prices at all their stores instead of being so greedy? They wouldn't have to open another store.
andy September 14, 2012 at 01:59 PM
Store overkill by the bully on the block, Giant Eagle. They already owned the lease. Remember an old Giant Eagle and then a PharmMor operated there in a past life. So the question is, will the nearby Giant Eagle stores in Ross be hurt by the overlap, or will both Bottom Dollar Food and Valu-King co-exist? You got to admire the mgrs of both stores, competing by the minute against each other.

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