WinCo Foods Announces Grand Opening of New Store in Fresno, California

Aug 31, 2009, 08:00 ET from WinCo Foods, LLC

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BOISE, Idaho, Aug. 31 /PRNewswire/ -- WinCo Foods, LLC announced today that it will open a new discount supermarket at 9:00 a.m. this morning in South Fresno. The store, located at 1004 S. Peach Ave., covers approximately 94,000 square feet of floor space and employs approximately 240 individuals.

WinCo Foods is an employee owned company and is primarily known for being the supermarket low price leader in each market where it operates. Store Manager Louis Lashbrook is a 10 year WinCo Foods veteran and comes to Fresno after working as an assistant store manager in Vancouver, Washington. Louis was both surprised and impressed with the nearly 10,000 individuals who applied to work at the store and feels that he has an impressive team of employees. Louis and his assistant managers, Casey Ray and Bobby Vaziralli, look forward to meeting and serving the local customers and are excited about the opening of WinCo Foods' third store in the Fresno/Clovis market and its 28th store in California.

As customers enter the store they'll see a large "Wall of Values" featuring special low pricing on a wide variety of popular items. Moving onto the main sales floor of the store, customers will appreciate a large fresh produce department, seafood and meat, deli and bakery service departments and a large and unique bulk foods department. The bulk foods department offers over 600 items, including many natural food products, some organics, snacks, candies and more. We are excited for customers to come in and see what makes WinCo Foods unique as our employee owners work hard to help save you money on your grocery purchases.

Founded in 1967, WinCo Foods is a regional discount supermarket company employing over 12,000 individuals and operating 67 stores and three distribution centers in the states of Washington, Idaho, Nevada, California and Oregon. A fourth distribution center is nearing completion in Boise, Idaho and WinCo Foods plans to enter the Utah market later this year, after completion of the center.