Supermarket Chain in Akita Holds ‘Ohtani Sale’ in Celebration of Shohei Ohtani’s Megadeal with Dodgers

Local Supermarket Chain in Akita Prefecture Celebrates Shohei Ohtani’s Megadeal with Dodgers

In a unique and exciting celebration of Shohei Ohtani’s recent megadeal with the Los Angeles Dodgers, a local supermarket chain in Akita Prefecture named after the U.S. team is holding a special sale. The Dodgers supermarket chain, established in 1981 and named after the Dodgers following their World Series win that same year, is buzzing with excitement over the superstar’s new move.

The sale kicked off on Friday at five supermarkets and a home center in Akita Prefecture, with a range of Ohtani-themed products and offerings. At a Dodgers supermarket in central Akita City, a “two-way bento” meal box serving two main dishes was seen on shelves and sold out around noon, indicating the high demand for all things Ohtani.

Shohei Ohtani, the two-way superstar, has been given the No. 17 for his Dodgers jersey, the same number he wore during his six seasons with the rivaling Los Angeles Angels. In honor of this significant number, the supermarket sold sausages and other small items at ¥170 before tax, while ¥1,700 was offered for packages of rice and other bigger items.

Furthermore, customers will also receive a 5% discount on their total purchases on the last day of the sale, adding an extra incentive for fans and shoppers to participate in the special event.

As Ohtani hails from Iwate Prefecture, which neighbors Akita, the store manager expressed their joy over Ohtani’s joining the Dodgers, referring to it as “happy news” for the entire Tohoku region.

The excitement over Ohtani’s move to the Dodgers is palpable in Akita, with fans and customers eager to be a part of the celebratory sale at the Dodgers supermarket chain. The specially curated Ohtani-themed products and discounts are a unique way to show community support for the local hero and the significance of his new chapter with the Dodgers.


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