FoodMaxx opens store in Carson City, Nevada

Grand opening just in time for holiday meal planning

North Highlands, CA, 2016-Dec-09 — /EPR Retail News/ — Just three weeks after FoodMaxx broke into the Nevada marketplace with its first store in Sparks, the grocery chain opened its second store in the state today (Dec 7, 2016). It’s located at 3325 Highway 50 East in Carson City and offers more than 52,000 square feet of warehouse-style shopping and rock bottom prices on name brand products. Nevada resident, Wayne Cobb, has been named Store Manager and has hired approximately 75 new team members.

“Our first store in Nevada is such a hit, we’re ready to expand. We’re fired up about showing Carson City residents what we’re all about. We bring products in by the truckload. Volume means our shoppers can stretch their food dollar,” said Frank Capps, General Manager of FoodMaxx. “Come do your holiday meal shopping here. You won’t be disappointed.”

To highlight FoodMaxx’s commitment to the community, the store donated $500 to its adopted school, Empire Elementary. Students from the third, fourth and fifth grade sang Christmas songs at the grand opening. Friends in Service Helping (FISH) also received a $500 donation. To encourage shoppers to donate to the Ron Wood Family Resource Center at checkout, the store will match every donation, up to $1,500, from now until December 27th during our Give.Share.CARE! Holiday Drive.

Throughout the year, FoodMaxx donates up to 3% of profits to local schools and organizations enrolled in the Shares powered by eScripprogram. In addition to adopting a school, each store sponsors two kids’ sports teams a year by giving them a cooler full of water and snacks before each game during their season.

The Grand Opening comes just as FoodMaxx celebrates its 30th anniversary this year. Its first store debuted in October of 1986 in Bakersfield, CA. The brand today stands 54 stores strong, 52 in California and two in Nevada. FoodMaxx is owned and operated by The Save Mart Companies.

Source: FoodMaxx

FoodMaxx opens bigger store in Sacramento suburb of North Highlands

North Highlands, CA, 2016-Oct-19 — /EPR Retail News/ — FoodMaxx opened a bigger store in the Sacramento suburb of North Highlands today (Oct 17, 2016). The new location at 7477 Watt Avenue offers approximately 10,000 square feet more than the former location a mile away in Antelope. Mike Flowers has been named Store Manager. In addition to bringing all employees over from the Antelope location to the new store, Flowers has hired about 30 more people.

“FoodMaxx is committed to meeting the needs of a community that wants more deals to stretch its food dollar,” said Frank Capps, General Manager of FoodMaxx, one of the brands operated by The Save Mart Companies. “The bigger space allows us to bring in more products at amazingly low prices.”

To highlight FoodMaxx’s commitment to the area, the store made a donation to its adopted school, North Country Elementary, and to Creative Connections Arts Academy. Each will receive $500.

The Community is invited to attend our Family Fun Day, which includes games, prizes, food sampling and mascot visits.

Family Fun Day
Saturday, October 22
11:00 am – 3:00 pm

The Grand Opening comes just as FoodMaxx celebrates its 30th anniversary. Its first store debuted in October of 1986 in Bakersfield. The brand stands 52 stores strong today with two more slated to open in Carson City and Sparks later this year, as FoodMaxx enters the Northern Nevada marketplace for the first time.

Contact:

Nannette Miranda
925.833.6136

Source: Foodmaxx

The Save Mart Companies to rebrand Food Source store in North Highlands into FoodMaxx following its acquisition

Modesto, Calif., 2016-Sep-15 — /EPR Retail News/ — The Save Mart Companies has acquired the Food Source store located at 7477 Watt Avenue in North Highlands. The Company will move its FoodMaxx store at 8065 Watt Avenue in Antelope to the new location, just a mile down the street. Food Source will close September 24. So as not to leave the community without a low price, value grocery store, the FoodMaxx store in Antelope will remain open until the grand opening of the new North Highlands location on October 12.

“The North Highlands location provides FoodMaxx a broader reach in this neighborhood—and I think shoppers will love our new look and feel,” said Frank Capps, General Manager of FoodMaxx, one of the brands operated by The Save Mart Companies.

All team members at the current FoodMaxx location will move to the North Highlands store. The North Highlands community should continue to see some of their favorite Foods Source faces, as the new FoodMaxx store will need 20-30 more employees. The Company hopes to hire from the current Food Source team.

All 52 FoodMaxx stores have recently been rebranded with a fresh new look, layout and fixtures. The North Highlands location will also have these same new features, while offering our signature bargain prices for name-brand products.

In mid-November, FoodMaxx will enter the Northern Nevada market for the first time with a new store in both Carson City and Sparks.

SOURCE: FoodMaxx

FoodMaxx: Califia Farms Almondmilk is being voluntarily withdrawn

Product Withdrawal: Califia Farms Almondmilk

Modesto, CA, 2016-Jan-18 — /EPR Retail News/ — The following Califia Farms product is being voluntarily withdrawn due to a natural separation, which in some cases has resulted in coagulation. While the texture is not what consumers expect of the product, it is completely safe to drink.

Item Description Pack Size Item # Lot Code UPC
Califia Almondmilk Original
Califia Almondmilk Vanilla

Califia Coconut Almondmilk
Califia Almondmilk Unsweetened

48 oz 6-pk
48 oz 6-pk

48 oz 6-pk
48 oz 6-pk

602063
602060

602061
602075

21105252
21105248
21105250
21105251
21105201
21105171
21105239
85290900329
85290900328

85290900342
85290900369

Customers who have additional questions about the withdrawal may contact Save Mart Consumer Relations at (800) 692-5710 or Califia Farms Customer Service at (626) 204-0830, extension 10.

SOURCE: FoodMaxx

Save Mart, Lucky and FoodMaxx donate 60,000 pairs of socks for the cold weather

Modesto, CA, 2015-12-3 — /EPR Retail News/ — In the spirit of the global celebration of giving, Save Mart, Lucky and FoodMaxx are donating 60,000 pairs of socks tomorrow to several organizations that help the communities our stores serve. “HomeFirst is so grateful to Lucky for the donation of 12,000 socks for our homeless clients,” said Claire Wagner of HomeFirst Services in Silicon Valley. “We have never had such a large donation of clothing before, and socks are an essential item. Keeping feet warm and dry is a difficult challenge when you’re homeless, and many people don’t realize what a health hazard it is to have feet that are cold, wet and dirty. In the middle of a very cold spell that necessitated us opening up our shelters early to house more people, this couldn’t have come at a better time.“

The following organizations will each be receiving 2,000 6-packs of socks (12,000 pairs). Photo and/or video opportunities of the deliveries are available according to the following schedule:

  • Dec 1 Modesto Gospel Mission
    8:00 am 1400 Yosemite Blvd, Modesto
  • Dec 1 Bay Area Rescue Mission
    11:00 am 123 MacDonald Avenue, Richmond
  • Dec 1 HomeFirst Services of Santa Clara County
    12:30 pm 507 Valley Way, Milpitas
  • Dec 7* Reno-Sparks Gospel Mission
    12 noon 2115 Timber Way, Reno
  • Dec 8* Poverello House
    12 noon 412 F Street, Fresno

*Due to distance & schedule conflicts, all deliveries cannot take place on Giving Tuesday.

For more information, please call Nannette Miranda 925.833.6136

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Based in the heart of the Central Valley, Save Mart Supermarkets is committed to sourcing a wide variety of local products ensuring that ‘fresh comes first’ for neighborhoods throughout California and Northern Nevada. The company employs over 16,000 team members and operates 211 traditional and price impact stores under the banners of Save Mart, Lucky, FoodMaxx, S-Mart Foods, and Maxx Value Foods. In addition to its retail operation, Save Mart owns and operates two distribution centers — Smart Refrigerated Transport, Yosemite Wholesale Warehouse — and is a voting partner in Super Store Industries (SSI), which owns and operates a distribution center in Lathrop, Mid Valley Dairy in Fairfield, and Sunnyside Farms ice cream plant in Turlock. For more information on the company visit: www.SaveMart.com.

SOURCE: FoodMaxx Supermarkets