July 29, 2013—Effective today, the Escott’s grocery store located at 2220 East Main in Cushing is now a Food Pyramid.
Pyramid Foods, which owns 53 employee-owned grocery stores throughout southwest Missouri and northeast Oklahoma, acquired Escott’s in October, 2011 and continued to operate under that banner until today. The Cushing, OK Food Pyramid joins nine others located in Tulsa, Bartlesville, Ponca City and Stillwater.
“While we respect the legacy that the Escott’s name represents to the Cushing community, it is time to unify our Oklahoma stores under the Food Pyramid banner,” explained Larry Hayward, Executive Vice President of Pyramid Foods. “This change in banners is coinciding with our commitment to enhance the shopping experience for Cushing residents by increasing product variety and lowering prices.”
The store now features more international products, an expanded deli department and a greater selection of healthier foods.
“We now offer many more foods from around the world, including exotic offerings from the Far East, Thailand and India, and have dedicated a section of the store to natural and organic products. If you’re gluten-intolerant you need to check out our assortment of gluten-free products,” encouraged store director, Lee Bussell.
The expanded deli now offers shoppers more grab and go foods. Included are croissant sandwiches, subs and wraps, entree salads and family meal options, such as chicken and cheese enchiladas and pot roast and mashed potatoes, all of which are made fresh in store.
“And while I believe our shoppers are going to enjoy all these new product choices, I know they are going to love our new, lower prices,” said Bussell. “We’ve reduced prices on over 6,000 items to save our shoppers more.”
To kick off today’s opening as a Food Pyramid, the store is hosting a ribbon cutting at 9:00 a.m. which the community is invited to attend.
“We’re having a grand opening celebration Saturday, August 3, 2013, from Noon to 2 p.m., and invite everyone to join us,” said Bussell. “Not only are we serving free grilled hot dogs, chips and a soda, we’ve got over $2,200 of free giveaways shoppers can register to win. These include 4 free tickets, with behind the chutes passes, to the upcoming Professional Bull Riders event in Tulsa, a $500 Food Pyramid gift card, a XBOX 360 and Nintendo Wii.
The store will also be hosting a massive meat sale on Thursday, August 1, 2013 and an Old Thyme Produce sale on its parking lot on Friday and Saturday, August 2 -3, 2013.