Raley’s Family of Fine Stores to offer healthier choices at checkout stands

Raley’s Family of Fine Stores to offer healthier choices at checkout stands
Raley’s Family of Fine Stores to offer healthier choices at checkout stands

 

“Let’s Begin to Offer Healthier Choices at Checkout”

Fair Oaks, CA, 2016-Nov-16 — /EPR Retail News/ — In an ongoing effort to enhance life with health and wellness, Raley’s Family of Fine Stores has implemented “Better for You” check stands throughout the chain.  This includes removing all artificially sweetened sodas from the check stand cold cases, while also upgrading the selection of snacks and treats- enlarging offerings such as granola bars, nutrition bars and improving the quality of certain candy options.

“We know impulsive choices happen at the check stand,” said Keith Knopf, Raley’s Chief Operating Officer. “We are proud to take a brave next step by making it easier for shoppers to choose healthy, more nutritious options.”

‘Better For You’ check stands are another first step toward helping customers make affordable, nutritious choices.  Last month, Raley’s began offering free fruit for kids. In August, they eliminated Raley’s private label brand soda that contained high-fructose corn syrup and artificial colors and flavors, including diet soda varieties. In 2015, Raley’s eliminated tobacco products from stores. These decisions are in response to customers’ increased interest in food and greater concerns about their health than ever before. These improvements in the shopping experience are based on Raley’s commitment to customers.

In addition to these changes in the store experience, Raley’s has launched their “Let’s Begin” campaign in stores and on Raleys.com that helps educate customers on how to make more informed decisions when purchasing food.

For information about our stores, please contact:
Chelsea Minor
Director of PR and Public Affairs
CMinor1@raleys.com.

Source: Raleys

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Raley’s Family of Fine Stores nominated as Wine Retailer of the Year by Wine Enthusiast Magazine

Raley’s Family of Fine Stores nominated as Wine Retailer of the Year by Wine Enthusiast Magazine
Raley’s Family of Fine Stores nominated as Wine Retailer of the Year by Wine Enthusiast Magazine

 

Fair Oaks, CA, 2016-Sep-18 — /EPR Retail News/ — Raley’s Family of Fine Stores is honored to share we’ve been nominated as Wine Retailer of the Year by Wine Enthusiast Magazine. The publication’s  annual “Wine Star Award”recognizes individuals and organizations whose visions have impacted the wine and spirits industries. This prestigious honor is particularly highly regarded because the nominees are determined by an impartial panel of experts from the industry.

“It truly is an honor to be nominated for Retailer of the Year by Wine Enthusiast,” said Curtis Mann, Raley’s Director of  Wine, Beer and Spirits. “At Raley’s, we strive to source the best wines for our customers both locally and also by traveling the world. It’s great to be recognized for our efforts.”

Raley’s wine department has become one of the most innovative in California and Nevada, showcasing small, eclectic producers from California and around the world at all price points.  Additionally, Raley’s has hired and trained Wine Stewards in select stores to provide weekly educational tastings and suggested food pairings to help direct customers to find their perfect wine.

The winners will be announced in Wine Enthusiast’s special December 31st “Best of Year” Wine Star Awards issue.

For information about our stores, please contact:
Chelsea Minor
Director of PR and Public Affairs
CMinor1@raleys.com.

Source: Raleys

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Raley’s Family of Fine Stores launches “Let’s Begin” campaign to invite customers to take small steps toward a healthier lifestyle

Raley’s Family of Fine Stores launches “Let’s Begin” campaign to invite customers to take small steps toward a healthier lifestyle

Raley’s Family of Fine Stores launches “Let’s Begin” campaign to invite customers to take small steps toward a healthier lifestyle

 

Fair Oaks, CA, 2016-Aug-03 — /EPR Retail News/ — Raley’s Family of Fine Stores has launched a new, multi-dimensional effort to share their vision of health and wellness with customers. The campaign entitled, “Let’s Begin” invites customers to take small steps toward a healthier lifestyle through education, personal goal setting and sharing.

“We want to change the way the world eats, one plate at a time,” said Michael Teel, President, CEO & Owner. “Raley’s has been in our family for over 80 years and I want to empower change in the methods in which food and resources are delivered to our customers. I know our stores have the ability to be a trusted source of information for our customers to meet their personal health needs.”

Small, progressive (incremental) changes in food choices and lifestyle options can make a significant impact over time. As each individual’s food journey is a unique experience, Raley’s hopes to educate customers and help them select healthier choices.

Raley’s has developed new resources on their website Raleys.com to support customers’ personal goals.  The website will update weekly to share insight on how to buy products, how to eat real food and how to eat healthier on a budget.

“Learning more about your food — where it comes from, how it was made and how personal choices affect your body — can be revolutionary to your health,” said Emmie Satrazemis, Raley’s Wellness Evangelist. “Your health is an accumulation of all the choices you make over a lifetime, so every snack, every sip and every meal is an opportunity to tip the odds in your favor. It only takes small and simple changes, like drinking more water or cooking more of your meals at home, to make a big difference.”

While a food journey is a personal endeavor, studies show that support and motivation from others increases chances of success in making healthy changes. Raley’s customers and team members are encouraged to share ‘how they will begin’ to make healthier choices, via social media using the hashtag #LetsBegin. In addition, the campaign includes comprehensive marketing elements, including new digital marketing, radio ads, Something Extra specialized email content, and a new TV commercial that will premiere at the start of the Olympic Games. The website also offers an early look at the new “Let’s Begin” commercial.

Contact:
Chelsea Minor
Director of PR and Public Affairs
CMinor1@raleys.com.

Source: Raley’s Family of Fine Stores

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Raley’s Family of Fine Stores and Bradshaw International donate over $80,000 worth of kitchen utensils

Fair Oaks, CA, 2016-Jun-23 — /EPR Retail News/ — In January, Raley’s underwent a chain wide conversion from Chef Style brand kitchen gadgets to Good Cook kitchen utensils. The distributor, Bradshaw International donated the remaining Chef Style products, which amounted to over 20,000 individual items, ranging from rolling pins and can openers to paring knives and meat thermometers. This donation is meant to teach kids to cook, help families in need and assist in healthy eating preparation.

“Bradshaw International is pleased to have participated with Raley’s in such a worthy cause,” said Brice Striggow, Western Regional Sales Manager for Bradshaw International. “Donations like Kitchenware products go a long way toward supporting the basic essentials of everyday life and inspiring others to cook. We are thrilled to be able to keep this support local, donating through organizations that do a monumental job helping those in need every day.”

“Partners like Bradshaw International share our vision to support our local communities,” said Becca Whitman, Raley’s Community Relations Manager. “Their support allows us to bring a great benefit to those organizations serving our communities.  These utensils will be helping kids learn to cook and providing comfort to local families.”

Recipients included the Food Literacy Center, which teaches low-income elementary school aged children cooking and nutrition to improve their health, environment and economy. “We’re excited to help our kids create new memories with our new kitchen equipment,” said Amber Stott, Founder, Food Literacy Center. “These are the kinds of tools that allow us to help kids create fond memories–while enjoying the healthy bounty this region has to offer!”

Donations will also be used for the various Salvation Army social services programs in Sacramento County, including the E. Claire Raley Transitional Living Center.  “This is an amazing donation that help will so many of the individuals and families in our programs,” said Major Ivan Wild, Salvation Army Del Oro Division Divisional Commander.

“Time and time again Raley’s has been a local leader in charitable giving, and this latest donation is just another example of that fact.  We appreciate Raley’s for its generosity and partnership with The Salvation Army.”
These kitchen gadgets were also shared with the Sacramento Food Bank and the Rosemont, Grant and Luther Burbank High Schools through the GEO Academy, whose mission is to teach youth how to create healthy and sustainable communities.

Contact:
Chelsea Minor, Director of PR
Public Affairs at CMinor1@raleys.com.

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Raley’s Family of Fine Stores and Bradshaw International donate over $80,000 worth of kitchen utensils
Raley’s Family of Fine Stores and Bradshaw International donate over $80,000 worth of kitchen utensils

Source: Raleys

Raley’s Family of Fine Stores announces new location in Rancho Murieta community in Sacramento County

Fair Oaks, CA, 2016-May-05 — /EPR Retail News/ — Raley’s Family of Fine Stores is announcing another new location in an established Sacramento County community, Rancho Murieta. The new site advances the company’s expansion plans for the region.
The new Raley’s location will be the only full-service grocery store in the Rancho Murieta community, and will include special services like meat, deli, bakery and wine departments. The 35,000 square foot store will be located at the corner of Jackson Highway and Murieta Parkway and will deliver customers an extraordinary shopping experience with an extensive assortment of fresh, high quality food.

“Rancho Murieta is an important addition to our strategic growth plan,” said Michael Teel, Raley’s owner & CEO. “This new location advances our vision to bring health and wellness to customers in new areas. We are excited about the opportunity to serve the Rancho Murieta community.”

This latest announcement is in alignment with Raley’s goal of bringing fine, local and healthy grocery options to new customers. In partnership with Rancho Murieta Properties, the new store will be state-of-the art and represent the local community.

“Raley’s presence in our community is a progressive and thoughtful step towards ensuring the community’s sustainability and ease of access to fresh and locally sourced food,” said John Sullivan, Co-Manager of Rancho Murieta Properties. “Rancho Murieta residents and the greater Sloughhouse area deserve the convenience of a quality establishment near their home.”

Construction at the recently secured new location is scheduled to begin in late 2016 with a targeted completion of fall 2017.

For information about our stores, please contact Chelsea Minor, Director of PR and Public Affairs at CMinor1@raleys.com.
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Raley’s Family of Fine Stores announces new location in Rancho Murieta community in Sacramento County
Raley’s Family of Fine Stores announces new location in Rancho Murieta community in Sacramento County

Raley’s Family of Fine Stores partners with Unata to launch an improved web and mobile eCommerce platform, E-Cart

Fair Oaks, CA, 2016-May-04 — /EPR Retail News/ — Raley’s Family of Fine Stores has partnered with Unata, the award-winning leader in 1-to-1 Omni-Commerce solutions, to launch an improved web and mobile eCommerce platform, E-Cart. The new system will replace Raley’s current online order and curbside pickup solutions across all existing eCommerce-enabled locations.

The new eCommerce platform is part of Raley’s commitment to making customers’ lives easier by delivering a personalized shopping experience. Raley’s E-Cart allows shoppers, in select locations, to order groceries online and pick up at a local Raley’s, Bel Air Market or Nob Hill Foods. With the partnership, Raley’s is launching both a new eCommerce website and an improved mobile application. The launch features an enhanced user interface that allows customers to move seamlessly between a mobile device and a desktop computer.

“The way Raley’s delivers groceries is evolving. Our new revamp of E-Cart will better serve our customers by providing a personalized online shopping experience,” said Kevin Curry, Senior Vice President Sales & Merchandising at Raley’s. “Unata has been invaluable in helping Raley’s build this brand new online experience that will elevate our customer service.”

“Through a solid partnership and collaboration with the Raley’s team, we have been able to build a state-of-the-art eCommerce mobile application that delivers a 1-to-1 personalized experience for both Raley’s and their customers–the first of its kind for Unata.” said Brandon Carlos, Senior Director of Client Services. “We’re excited to be going to market in partnership with Raley’s as they have a history of leading the charge in the eCommerce space. With Unata’s personalization engine at the core of this product, I believe we’re introducing something that Raley’s customers are really going to enjoy.”

Contact:
Chelsea Minor
Director of PR and Public Affairs
CMinor1@raleys.com.

Source: Raley’s

Raley’s Family of Fine Stores to transition all private-label eggs to cage-free by July, 2016

  • Company sets strategy to go cage-free on private label eggs this summer

Fair Oaks, CA, 2016-Mar-29 — /EPR Retail News/ — Raley’s Family of Fine Stores has announced the company will transition all private-label eggs to cage-free by July, 2016. The company has been steadily increasing offerings, allowing customers to make the best choice for their personal purchase needs. This decision aligns with Raley’s ongoing goal to offer customers quality products they desire.

In addition, Raley’s has set a goal of sourcing only cage-free eggs for all other brands by 2020, based on availability. Raley’s is committed to work with farmers and suppliers to ensure product is affordable, safe and available for all of our customers.

“We are proud to make this quick transition to cage-free eggs on our private-label offerings, where we have authority over the product and supply chain,” said Chelsea Minor, Director of Public Relations & Public Affairs. “As we make this transition, we will continue to serve as a resource for our customers and their product selections.”

For information about our stores, please contact Chelsea Minor, Director of PR and Public Affairs at CMinor1@raleys.com.

SOURCE: Raley’s Family of Fine Stores

Raley’s Family of Fine Stores named the official grocery partner of the Sacramento Kings

Fair Oaks, CA, 2016-Mar-23 — /EPR Retail News/ — Raley’s Family of Fine Stores has been named the official grocery partner of the Sacramento Kings. The legacy partnership will promote the two Sacramento organizations’ shared commitment to encourage health and wellness throughout the region.

As the Kings move into their newly built arena, Raley’s will join Golden 1 Center with two concessions kiosks that will offer healthy options to fans, such as nutritious fruits and vegetables sourced locally from within the Farm to Fork Capital of the country as well as fresh juices and other healthy snack options.  This partnership will help Raley’s deliver on their commitment to be the source for healthy and local food choices for all customers’ lively events.

“We look forward to partnering with the Kings to enhance our service and support for the greater Sacramento community,” said Michael Teel, owner and CEO, Raley’s. “Our partnership will enable Raley’s to extend our reach outside of our store locations; throughout the region, into more communities, educating and extending food options for everyone, allowing individuals to make the choices right for them and their health.”

Michael Teel has also joined the Golden 1 Center Food Sourcing Steering Committee, dedicated to helping the Kings identify local producers committed to sustainability and quality.  Julie Teel, local philanthropist, will work with the Kings Foundation to extend the #DoGood spirit throughout the region.

As both teams are passionate about making a meaningful difference in the lives of the individuals within the community, Raley’s and the Kings Foundation will also partner on projects targeting food literacy, regional gardens and nutritional resources.

“This new partnership with Raley’s is an extension of our commitment to sustainability and demonstrates the impact that local businesses can have on a community,” said Kings President Chris Granger. “Together, we’ll be able to highlight local sources that offer high-quality produce and promote the benefits of healthy selections in and out of the arena.”

For information about our stores, please contact Chelsea Minor, Director of PR and Public Affairs at CMinor1@raleys.com

Deirdre Zimmermann appointed Senior Vice President, Marketing at Raley’s Family of Fine Stores

Fair Oaks, CA, 2016-01-13 — /EPR Retail News/ — Raley’s Family of Fine Stores has named Deirdre Zimmermann as Senior Vice President, Marketing. In her new role, Deirdre will lead the advertising, marketing and external communications teams to advance the company’s brand.  As the company continues to promote the vision of health and wellness, Deirdre brings new strategies for brand management and attracting new customers.

“Deirdre’s extensive retail experience and unique perspective will ensure Raley’s is an even more customer centric organization focused on offering healthier choices for our customers at an affordable price,” said Keith Knopf, Chief Operating Officer.

With nearly 20 years of retail experience, Deirdre has served as Vice President of Marketing for several specialty retailers, including Brookstone, and most recently White House Black Market.  She moved up in the industry, working both in-house and for ad agencies representing great brands such as Fitigues, Jil Sander, The Field Museum and Talbots.

Deirdre graduated from Barnard College with a Bachelor’s Degree in Art History. She also studied Visual Communications at the Art Institute of Chicago and Photography at International Center of Photography. Deirdre enjoys spending time with her husband of nearly 20 years, and their son. An avid sports enthusiast, Deirdre enjoys running, yoga and swimming.

“I believe a comprehensive customer-centric approach is imperative for acquisition and retention,” said Zimmerman. “Raley’s has a strong brand in California and Nevada and I am excited to bring my marketing expertise to the grocery industry.”

For information about our stores, please contact Chelsea Minor, Director of PR and Public Affairs at CMinor1@raleys.com.

SOURCE: Raley’s Family of Fine Stores

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Deirdre Zimmermann appointed Senior Vice President, Marketing at Raley’s Family of Fine Stores

Deirdre Zimmermann appointed Senior Vice President, Marketing at Raley’s Family of Fine Stores

Raley’s Family of Fine Stores raised over 3.4 million pounds of healthy and hearty food for those in need

Fair Oaks, CA, 2016-1-7 — /EPR Retail News/ — This holiday season, Raley’s Family of Fine Stores raised over 3.4 million pounds of healthy and hearty food for those in need throughout Northern California and Nevada – the highest donation in recent years. With the support of Raley’s generous customers, team members, vendors and community partners, Raley’s Food For Families 29thannual holiday bag drive surpassed the campaign’s goal (3 million pounds). The food donations were collected from November 6th through December 31st.  

 “This year’s Food For Families Holiday Bag Drive was one of our best yet,” said Jennie Teel-Wolter, Food For Families Development Officer. “Raising over 3 million pounds of wholesome food for our local food banks is a tremendous accomplishment, and we’d like to thank our customers and team members for their generous support.  Together, we made the holidays happier and healthier for thousands of families facing hunger.” 

Donations were received in stores, through Facebook, online, and by text.  For just $10, customers donated a bag of wholesome food to Food For Families. Raley’s more than doubled all donations, turning each $10 dollars into more than $27 worth of food.  All contributions collected stayed in the communities in which they were raised and were distributed by local Food For Families’ food bank partners.  Each holiday bag provided up to 21 meals and included fresh produce and milk in addition to pantry staples like whole wheat pasta and tuna. Over seventy regional food banks distributed holiday bags purchased to benefit local families.

In addition to the more than 3.4 million pounds of food, Raley’s once again donated over 12,500 fresh turkeys, chickens and hams, which served over 65,000 individuals.

For information about our stores, please contact Chelsea Minor, Director of PR and Public Affairs at CMinor1@raleys.com.

SOURCE: Raley’s Family of Fine Stores

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Raley’s Family of Fine Stores raised over 3.4 million pounds of healthy and hearty food for those in need

Raley’s Family of Fine Stores raised over 3.4 million pounds of healthy and hearty food for those in need

Raley’s Family of Fine Stores donates 81,000 pounds of meat to local food banks throughout Northern California and Nevada

Fair Oaks, CA, 2015-12-18 — /EPR Retail News/ — Raley’s Family of Fine Stores donated more than 12,500 turkeys, chickens and hams – which will serve 65,000 individuals throughout Northern California and Nevada.

Each of the 114 Raley’s, Bel Air and Nob Hill store locations within the chain has made a $1,000 donation of meat to benefit local food banks- totaling more than 81,000 pounds of nutritious protein.

The donation was prepared at the Raley’s Distribution Center in Natomas for delivery to local stores for food bank pick-up- the donations stay in the local community of each individual store.

“Raley’s donation of holiday meats is especially impactful this year,” said Blake Young, President/CEO of Sacramento Food Bank & Family Services. “2015 marks the first year Sacramento Food Bank & Family Services is acting as the food bank for Sacramento County and we are currently serving 150,000 men, women and children per month through the support of 210 local partner agencies. This meat donation from Raley’s will mean a happier holiday season for so many families in need.”

Hunger is a growing problem in the United States and it knows no boundaries. It is estimated that 1 in 5 kids in the United States is without consistent access to adequate food. A recent report revealed California’s child poverty rate – 27% – is the worst in the nation.

Quality, wholesome proteins can often be cost prohibitive to individuals suffering with food insecurity.  “Access to healthy food is important for all families, and this meat donation provides protein and hard to get nutrients, like iron and zinc, to those who need it” Said Emily Satrazemis, Raley’s Corporate Dietician. “By providing a wholesome and high quality protein to these families, we can add balance and nutrition to their dinner table.”

For more than a decade, Raley’s has partnered with local food banks to provide this annual meat donation. At a time when food banks are at their greatest need for donations, Raley’s absorbs all administrative fees to ensure that 100% of donations go directly to local food banks. Raley’s is proudly partnered with 74 food banks throughout Northern California and Nevada. Each partnering agency distributes the meat donation to the hungry in that neighborhood, so contributions remain in the community of each store location where the donation was made.

SOURCE: Raley’s Family of Fine Stores

For information about our stores, please contact Chelsea Minor, Director of PR and Public Affairs at CMinor1@raleys.com.

 

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distribution center outside raley's semi trucks news vans

distribution center outside raley’s semi trucks news vans

Raley’s Family of Fine Stores will be anchor tenant at new subdivision in Rancho Cordova

Rancho Cordova, Calif., 2015-11-25 — /EPR Retail News/ — Raley’s Family of Fine Stores announced that it will be the anchor tenant at a new subdivision developed by Donahue Schriber. The neighborhood shopping center to be located at the southwest corner of Sunrise Boulevard and Douglas Road. Experienced commercial real estate developer, Donahue Schriber will begin construction in spring 2016.

“We could not be more excited about becoming a part of the greater Rancho Cordova community,” said Mike Teel, President, CEO & majority owner of Raley’s. “This new store meets Raley’s strategic plan for growth and fits perfectly in our portfolio of stores. Donahue Schriber is a great partner for Raley’s and well-known for innovative retail space development.”

This latest announcement is in alignment with Raley’s goal of bringing a fine, family-owned grocery option to the under-served area of Rancho Cordova. Currently, the closest fresh food offerings are located more than three miles away with some naming the area as a “food desert.”

The new, full-service grocery store will be over 40,000 square feet. Dave Mossman, Chief Investment Officer and Executive Vice President of Donahue Schriber said, “We are so excited to be partnering with Raley’s at our new development in Rancho Cordova. They are such a well-respected grocer with a clear understanding of what area residents want. The shopping center will also feature a fuel station, restaurants, retail, and services.” Raley’s plans to open the Rancho Cordova store in May 2017 and is currently the only grocer expanding in the Sacramento area.

About Raley’s Family of Fine Stores
Raley’s is a privately owned, family operated supermarket chain with headquarters in West Sacramento, CA. The company operates 124 stores in Northern California and Nevada under four banners: Raley’s Supermarkets, Bel Air Markets, Nob Hill Foods and Food Source. Raley’s was founded in 1935 by Thomas P. Raley and is a major grocery chain best known for high quality products, fresh produce, fine meats and outstanding customer service. Raley’s strives to make its customers’ lives easier and better by delivering a personalized food shopping experience. For more information, visit www.raleys.com.

About Donahue Schriber
Donahue Schriber is a privately held Real Estate Investment Trust (REIT) which owns and operates 66 shopping centers representing over 10 million square feet of retail space throughout California, Nevada, Oregon, and Washington.  For more information about the company, visit its website at www.DonahueSchriber.com.

Media Contacts         

  • Raley’s: Chelsea Minor, 916.207.7060
  • Donahue Schriber: Audrey Yokota Rhoads, 714.966.6468
  • City of Rancho Cordova: Ashley Downton, 916.296.1854

SOURCE: Raley’s Family of Fine Stores

 

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Onsite at the future home of a new Raley’s coming to Rancho Cordova (Sunrise Blvd./Douglas Road).

Onsite at the future home of a new Raley’s coming to Rancho Cordova (Sunrise Blvd./Douglas Road).

Raley’s Family of Fine stores launch new program to provide field trips for young students to local farms

Fair Oaks, CA, 2015-10-7 — /EPR Retail News/ — Raley’s Family of Fine stores has launched a new program to provide field trips for young students to local livestock cattle ranches and farms. Where Your Foods Grows & Grazes Program strives to create hands-on learning activities in agricultural education, conservation, nutrition, and healthy life styles. In partnership with California Rangeland Trust, Raley’s Where Your Food Grows & Grazes program will bring Sacramento’s Farm-to-Fork movement to life for the next generation.

“When children have a respect for where their food grows and grazes, they are both inspired and empowered to make healthier choices,” said Chelsea Minor, Raley’s Director of Public Relations & Public Affairs. “Many students lack a basic understanding of where fresh food comes from, and even fewer have ever stepped foot onto a farm or ranch. Raley’s is committed to helping our customers understand the connection our communities have with food production.”

This program will connect students with fresh, healthy and local food. Children who experience a farm or ranch will have an enriched understanding of where food comes from.

“The reception from both local schools and ranchers has been overwhelming,” said Randy Gustavus, Corporate and Community Relations Director for California Rangeland Trust.The ranchers also love that we are bringing students out to learn more about their industry in hopes that they may pursue a career in agriculture.”

The day long, all-inclusive field trips will include the following components:

  • Transport participants from local school by bus to a nearby local livestock cattle ranch.
  • Introduction to the ranchers and how a cattle ranch operates.
  • Knowledge of healthy, local foods.
  • A walk through the grasslands to learn about pastures, flowers, wildlife and how they benefit from sound good ranch management practices.
  • A healthy lunch and refreshments.
  • Visit to a local Raley’s location to learn about fresh food in the grocery store.

The program roll-out will begin in Sacramento & Yolo Counties, benefiting students in the Washington Unified School District, San Juan School District and Sacramento City School District. The program will host six fieldtrips to local California Rangeland properties throughout the fall semester.

“When students from the Culinary Arts and Farm-to-Fork Education program visit a ranch, they will gain an entirely new perspective on the agricultural and food industries,” said Renee Collins, Director of Career and Technical Education, Washington Unified School District.  “Being able to meet and interact with industry workers in their work environment is key. We hope students learn about jobs and career paths that they may not have otherwise considered. “

This is the first iteration of our program. Raley’s hopes to continue to work with the California Rangeland Trust and other partners to bring the food production experience to life for youth. The program is expected to expand to other regions Raley’s serves. For more information, please see www.raleys.com/give.

For information about our stores, please contact Chelsea Minor, Director of PR and Public Affairs at CMinor1@raleys.com.

SOURCE: Raley’s Family of Fine Stores