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Bay Area Grocer Celebrates Three Decades In Business


Mollie Stone’s Markets has been celebrating its 30th anniversary all year long, with product promotions and food tastings from local farms and products taking place in the company’s nine San Francisco Bay Area stores.

But the culmination of the celebration came in October, with a big birthday bash that featured not only food sampling, but also storewide sales, giveways and the donation of $30,000 to 30 local nonprofits.

The company remains independently owned by Mollie Stone’s son, Mike, who founded the business in 1986 and named it in honor of his mother, who already had passed away.

“Our goal 30 years ago was to bring local and organic food to our community and to make a difference in people’s lives though food,” says Mike Stone, CEO of Mollie Stone’s. “We later added conventional groceries to make our stores ‘the best of both worlds.’ We couldn’t be more proud of all that we have accomplished and look forward to continue providing exceptional service and the best quality and healthiest foods for years to come.”

Learn more about Mollie Stone’s below in a Shelby Report special section, which also appears in the December print edition of The Shelby Report of the West.

About the author


Kristen Cloud

A former newspaper editor and publisher, she once enjoyed leisurely perusing the grocery store aisles but, since having a baby in 2016, she is now an enthusiastic click-and-collect shopper.

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