WinCo Foods will open its first Surprise, Arizona, store Thursday—marking the seventh store in the state for the Boise, Idaho-based grocer.
The Surprise store is located at 16925 W. Bell Road and is approximately 85,000 s.f. in size. It will initially employ approximately 130 people, about 120 of whom have been hired locally.
Surprise store manager Tony Salcido transfers to the store from Reno, Nevada, and has 11 years of experience with the company. Assistant managers Alex Carrillo and Joshua Norton transfer from WinCo stores in California.
The new store will feature WinCo’s “Wall of Values” at the entry, which displays a variety of high-volume products with “particularly good pricing,” according to the company. The perimeter of the sales floor includes large fresh produce, bulk foods, meat, deli, seafood and bakery service departments.The unique bulk foods department allows customers to buy only the amounts they want and displays more than 700 items, including many natural food products, some organics, snacks, candies, cereals, flours, pastas, spices and more.
Employee-owned WinCo operates 101 stores and five distribution centers in Washington, Idaho, Nevada, California, Oregon, Arizona, Utah and Texas.