LOS ANGELES, Nov. 2, 2016 /PRNewswire/ -- Smart & Final, a value-oriented food and everyday staples retailer for household and business customers, will celebrate 145 years as a provider to the communities it serves with a sweepstakes to award a 2016 Smart Car to one lucky winner. To show its appreciation in every neighborhood Smart & Final resides, a $145 SmartCash Gift Card ® will also be awarded to a winner at each of the 248 stores in the western United States.
During the sweepstakes, from November 2 through December 6, 2016, customers who spend $50 on groceries at Smart & Final stores will receive a code to be able to enter online to be eligible for one of the prizes.
"The sweepstakes is another way of saying thank you to our customers and the communities we have served for 145 years," said Dave Hirz, Smart & Final President & CEO. "It honors the long history of our company, which first opened its doors in Los Angeles as the Hellman-Hass Grocery Company in 1871. We're proud of our heritage and growth in this region, with Smart & Final and Smart & Final Extra! stores today extending through California, Arizona and Nevada."
The Smart & Final brand came into existence when the Santa Ana Wholesale Grocery Company, formed in 1912, was acquired in 1915 by Jim Smart and Hildane Final, who changed the name to Smart & Final Wholesale Grocery Company. The two innovators were the first to introduce the "cash-and-carry" warehouse concept for shopping.
Following a number of mergers and acquisitions over several decades for both companies, Smart & Final Wholesale Grocery Company acquired Hass-Baruch & Co. in 1953, forming the Smart & Final Iris Co., of which today's brand is a direct descendant. Through this evolution, it has remained committed to adapting to the changing needs of the neighborhoods it serves, most notably through its 2008 introduction of Smart & Final Extra! stores. Uniquely positioned to offer time- and money-savings for both household and business customers, Smart & Final Extra! stores include expanded fresh and frozen products, organic and natural products, bulk foods, oven-roasted chicken and many other items sold in convenient sizes. In addition, all Smart & Final stores continue to offer 50% more club-size items than a traditional club store, with no membership fee required.
"Through the many decades of incredible growth, Smart & Final has remained dedicated to providing for our friends and neighbors, and we do this by serving both household and business customers with quality products at low prices," said Hirz. "We like to think that one of our great founders, Jim Smart, would be pleased to hear there is a modern car bearing his name, and that we are giving one away on the occasion of our 145th anniversary," he said.
Today, Smart & Final is a public company with shares traded on the New York Stock Exchange.
Sweepstakes Kickoff Event
A Smart & Final's "Flavors of Fall" sweepstakes kickoff event will be held on Thursday, November 10, 2016, at the Smart & Final Extra! store in Burbank. Shoppers can see the Smart Car and sample seasonal foods, craft beers and wine, and also get cooking tips from experts on party planning and fall recipes. The event will run from 5:00 PM to 8:00 PM at 3838 W. Verdugo Ave., Burbank CA.
NO PURCHASE NECESSARY TO ENTER OR WIN. Void where prohibited. Open only to legal residents of residents of Arizona, California and Nevada, 18 years or older at time of entry. Entries must be received by 11:59PM (ET) on 12/06/16. Click here for Entry Details. Click here for Official Rules, including specifics on free alternate method of entry and prize details. Prize illustrated is not representative of the make or model or color of the car to be awarded. Sponsor: Smart & Final Stores LLC. This sweepstakes is in no way sponsored by, endorsed, administered by, or associated with Smart Car.
About Smart & Final
Smart & Final Stores, Inc. (NYSE: SFS), is a value-oriented food and everyday staples retailer, headquartered in Commerce (near Los Angeles), California. The Company offers quality products in a variety of sizes, saving household, nonprofit and business customers time and money. As of October 9, 2016, the Company operated 304 grocery and foodservice stores under the "Smart & Final," "Smart & Final Extra!" and "Cash & Carry Smart Foodservice" banners in California, Oregon, Washington, Arizona, Nevada, and Idaho, with an additional 15 stores in Northwestern Mexico operated through a joint venture. In business for 145 years, the Company remains committed to giving back to local communities through employee volunteer opportunities and Company donations to local nonprofits.
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