SaratogaMama Sneak Peek: Hannaford in Malta


Hannaford in Malta NY

I was lucky enough to get the first look at the brand new Hannaford in Malta, off of exit 11.  The store doesn’t open until Saturday, May 19th but I couldn’t wait to see what features this new location offered and was eager to share it with you!

Being walking distance to both a Price Chopper and soon a weekly farmers’ market in Malta (starting Tuesdays in June!), it’s often out of convenience that I make my food buying decisions.  This new Hannaford location will make me rethink my grocery shopping.  

Lots of gluten free options at Hannaford in Malta

Bright lighting, wide aisles and clear signage will make shopping here a breeze.  This new Malta Hannaford has the ‘natural and organic’ options clearly defined in each aisle.  This way you can comparison shop and make smart decisions.  I also like that Hannaford carries their own line of natural and organic items and there are tons of options.   Gluten-free folks, the selection here is huge!  

With a focus on buying and supporting ‘local’, you’ll find specialty food items from local vendors and local produce.

Speaking of produce, it’s delivered fresh to the store 7 days a week.  If you happen to purchase a produce item and it’s not up to par, you can return it for double your money back.

Buy Local at new Hannaford in Malta

Bargain shoppers like Hannaford because there are no gimmicky sales to navigate and their private label brands are good if not better than national brands.  I’m not really a coupon clipper (Inspiring Savings is your go-to for that!), so I like that Hannaford is kind of a no-brainer.

How does this store compare with other Hannford locations in the Saratoga area?

Coffee | Hannaford in Malta

It’s about the same size as the store in Milton, but uses space much more efficiently allowing for 5-6,000 more products than Milton.  The Natural and Organic products are integrated in each aisle, not in one section.  There is a full service pharmacy, deli, butcher, seafood, bakery, and a large selection of prepared foods.  The store is on its way to becoming LEED certified (which means its an environmentally friendly building).  And check out this Keurig coffee collection!  (I wish mine looked like this.)

One last thing, the checkout process.  One line, a host to tell you exactly what register to go to, associates to assist with unloading carts, and the ability to have two cashiers working on one order = HUGE time and stress saver!

Dennis Martin, district manager for Hannaford is excited to have this store become part of the Malta community.  The store has already made several donations to local organizations and will continue with their grassroots effort.

“Many of our associates like to get involved in the community and we really encourage that,” Martin said.

Malta Hannaford Grand Opening

See you at the Grand Opening, this Saturday, May 19th starting at 7am!  Live DJ, giveaways, food samples and special discounts.

Hannaford Supermarket & Pharmacy
43 Round Lake Road, Ballston Lake, NY 12019
Open 24 hours daily


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  1. The staff here is fantastic. They were out of a health-food product that I often shop for, and two members of the staff came to help and search for alternatives. They assured me the product would be on the shelves within a few days.

    I felt appreciated and understood as a customer. Great experience.

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