WinCo Foods will open its newest discount supermarket at 9 a.m. Thursday, May 9, in Ventura, Calif. The 78,500-s.f. store is located at 4750 Telephone Rd., which was the site of a former Mervyn’s store. Though smaller than the typical WinCo Foods store, the new store will employ nearly 200 individuals, 180 of whom are newly hired from the area and will become WinCo Foods’ newest employee owners.
Store Manager David Medina has been with the company for 16 years and transfers to the new store from Stockton, where he was the store manager. The management team and crew are enthusiastic about opening a new WinCo Foods store in Ventura, according to a company news release. Medina indicates that the community is not particularly familiar with WinCo Foods, but that the excitement for the new store is building among potential customers. He says he looks forward to working with all of the employees to help the community get to know WinCo and to provide a great customer experience.
As customers enter the new store they’ll see WinCo’s “Wall of Values” featuring special low pricing on a variety of popular items, the release says. Moving onto the main floor of the store, customers will first see the fresh produce department, followed by the bulk foods, meat, deli/seafood and bakery service departments. The bulk foods department displays more than 700 items, including many natural food products, some organics, snacks, candies, cereals, flours, pastas, spices and more.
WinCo Foods is an employee-owned company founded in 1967 in Boise, Idaho. It operates as a regional discount supermarket company currently employing more than 14,000 individuals and operating 87 stores and four distribution centers in Washington, Idaho, Nevada, California, Oregon, Arizona and Utah.