Save Mart opens new store in Los Banos, CA

Grocer made a significant investment in Los Banos community

Los Banos, 2017-May-29 — /EPR Retail News/ — After months of construction, company officials and community leaders celebrated the grand opening of the new Save Mart store at 1400 Mercey Springs Road in Los Banos Wednesday with a ribbon-cutting ceremony. This is the seventh store under the Save Mart banner to incorporate the brand’s fresh, updated look and the new features geared toward convenience and service.

“We’ve enjoyed being part of this community since 1987. What a great way to celebrate three decades here … by opening a brand new store,” said Store Manager George Bettencourt, who leads a team of 101 employees. 33 positions were created as a result of the bigger store, which is 52,000 square feet. The old location closed Sunday with all workers transferring to the new location across the street on Monday morning.

Among the new offerings of the Los Banos store:

  • Burrito/taco/nacho bar with tortillas made fresh in the store
  • A “Valley Fresco” area with vegetable/fruit-infused water, fresh juice bar, smoothies, fresh-cut produce, fresh salsa & guacamole
  • Specialty sandwiches
  • Salad and soup bar
  • In-store grill for hassle-free barbecues – Shoppers pick what’s for lunch or dinner and we’ll grill it for you!
  • Bigger produce department with expanded organic selection
  • Larger floral department
  • Expanded selection of natural, organic & bulk foods
  • Café seating with Wifi
  • Self-checkout lanes
  • Pharmacy

To reinforce Save Mart’s commitment to the community, Pacheco and Los Banos High each received a $500 donation. And the Sportsman’s Club and Golden Agers, both long-time Save Mart shoppers, each received a $500 gift card. All year long, the store donates up to 3% of its profits to nearly 100 local schools and charities through its Shares powered by eScrip program. Shoppers who sign up for it can designate which non-profits will receive monthly donations.

Based in the heart of the Central Valley, The Save Mart Companies 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 nearly 16,000 team members and operates 207 traditional and price impact stores under the banners of Save Mart, Lucky, FoodMaxx, S-Mart Foods, and MaxxValue Foods. In addition to its retail operation, the company also operates Smart Refrigerated Transport 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.

Contact:
Nannette Miranda
925-833-6136.

Source: Save Mart Supermarket

Save Mart opens new store in Oakdale, California

Grocer made a significant investment in Oakdale community

Oakdale, 2017-Feb-06 — /EPR Retail News/ — Company officials and community leaders marked a new beginning for the Save Mart store in Oakdale Friday with a grand reopening celebration filled with fanfare. Mayor Pat Paul, City Councilors and members of Economic Development Committee attended the ribbon-cutting event, the culmination of a months-long transformation that modernized and expanded the store.

“The interior looks amazing. You’ll want to shop here all day! The store is 5,000 square feet bigger and offers more products and services that families today want,” said Store Manager Tony Angoletta. “It’s essentially a brand new store.”

This is the third store under the Save Mart banner to incorporate the brand’s fresh, updated look and the new features geared toward convenience and service, including:

  • Burrito/taco/nacho bar with tortillas made fresh in the store
  • A “Valley Fresco” area offering vegetable/fruit-infused water, fresh juice bar, fresh cut produce, fresh salsa & guacamole and smoothies
  • Specialty sandwiches
  • Salad bar
  • New meat & seafood counter
  • In-store grill for hassle-free barbecues – Shoppers pick what’s for lunch or dinner and we’ll grill it for you! (first Save Mart store to have one)
  • Expanded selection of natural, organic & bulk foods
  • Full service floral department
  • Spirits area can accommodate wine/beer tasting events
  • Café seating with Wifi
  • Self-checkout lanes

To reinforce Save Mart’s commitment to the community, Oakdale High School and The School Farm each received a $500 donation to commemorate the store’s grand re-opening. The school’s marching band, choir and cheerleaders performed at the event as a “thank you” to Save Mart. Interestingly, the cheerleaders’ coach performed as a cheerleader the last time the store held a grand opening.

The Foothill Oaks Shopping Center, where this Save Mart store is located, has also been renovated, giving Oakdale residents a premiere shopping destination.

Media Contact:
Public Affairs
Regular Hours: (925) 833-6136
After Hours: (800) 287-6583

Source:  Save Mart Supermarket

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

Save Mart and Lucky Supermarkets donate $41,000 for the organization’s fire relief efforts in Northern California

Modesto, Calif., 2015-9-25 — /EPR Retail News/ — A nine-day campaign where shoppers at Save Mart and Lucky Supermarkets could donate to the American Red Cross at checkout stands netted more than $41,000 for the organization’s fire relief efforts in Northern California.

This is in addition to a new delivery of 2700 servings of tuna, fruit bowls, granola bars and other snacks to a warehouse in Calistoga for the Red Cross.

Our family-owned company has also helped other non-profits throughout the fire emergencies.

  • For the Butte Fire, our Save Mart store in Angel Camp gave pallets of bottled water and ice to Cal-Fire and meals to the Salvation Army to feed its evacuees. Our Save Mart store in Jackson donated food, supplies and a refrigerator to the Sutter Creek Church of Nazarene.
  • For the Valley Fire, our Lucky store in Ukiah continues to be a clothing and household drop-off site. And our FoodMaxx store in Yuba City and Lucky store in Napa donated cases of bottled water.
  • And for the Tassajara Fire, our Lucky store in Pacific Grove donated bottled water for firefighters and residents.

We are part of the communities affected by the fires and will continue to monitor donation requests.

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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 212 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.

Contact: Nannette Miranda / 925.833.6136

Save Mart and Lucky stores to collect monetary donations for the American Red Cross fire relief efforts in Northern California

Company enhances relief efforts by offering shoppers the ability to donate money at checkout

Modesto, Calif., 2015-9-16 — /EPR Retail News/ — Save Mart announced today that its Save Mart and Lucky stores are collecting monetary donations for the American Red Cross fire relief efforts in Northern California. Shoppers can donate any amount they choose at checkout. The donation amount will be printed on the receipt so shoppers have a record of their tax deductible donation.

This recent effort to support the American Red Cross is in addition to coordinated donations of food and water throughout the weekend in Calaveras County, Napa, Sonoma and Ukiah. Save Mart is a committed partner in the communities we serve, donating nearly $5 million annually to local non-profit organizations.

Contact: Nannette Miranda, Public Affairs Manager
925.833.6136, Nannette.Miranda@SaveMart.com

For more information, please contact Nannette Miranda at 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 212 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: Save Mart Supermarkets