WinCo Foods Announces Grand Opening of Three New Stores

Oct 19, 2009, 08:00 ET from WinCo Foods, LLC

BOISE, Idaho, Oct. 19 /PRNewswire/ -- WinCo Foods, LLC announced that it will open three new discount supermarkets today at 9:00 a.m. Two of the stores are located in the greater Salt Lake City, Utah market and are located at 7020 S. 700 W. in Midvale, Utah and at 2572 S. 5600 W. in West Valley City, Utah. The third store is located at 4602 W. Florida Ave. in Hemet, California. Each store is approximately 94,000 square feet in size and will employ approximately 225 individuals, more than 200 of whom have been hired locally.

WinCo Foods is an employee owned company and is known primarily for being the supermarket low price leader in each of the markets where it operates. Store Managers Josh Harris (Midvale), Wendell Archer (West Valley) and Raul Garcia (Hemet) are company veterans and are excited to open their new stores in each community. Mr. Harris is a 14 year employee who has worked in several stores in Oregon and transfers to Midvale from Federal Way, Washington, where he worked as Store Manager. Mr. Archer has worked for WinCo for 23 years in Idaho stores and transfers from Pocatello, Idaho, where he was working as assistant store manager. Mr. Garcia is a 13 year employee who has worked in several stores before transferring to Hemet from Temecula, California, where he served as Store Manager.

Each of the managers was pleasantly surprised and somewhat overwhelmed with the number of qualified individuals who applied for employment at the stores. Having the luxury of selecting from literally thousands of applicants makes each feel confident that their store will open with a workforce of excited and motivated employees who are anxious to meet and begin serving the customers in each community.

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

Founded in 1967, WinCo Foods is a regional discount supermarket company employing over 13,000 individuals and operating 70 stores and four distribution centers in the states of Washington, Idaho, Nevada, California, Oregon and Utah. These openings closely follow the successful opening of WinCo Foods' new 750,000 square foot distribution center located in Boise, Idaho, which made the entry into the Utah market possible.