Bashas’ and Food City stores across Arizona are expanding their baby departments. The expansion will bring more than 600 additional items to the stores’ baby departments, expanding the in-store footprint by 50 percent.
Newly-added products span a range of everyday needs like formula, early stages food, diapers, breastfeeding supplies, and health and wellness products.
“Time is a precious commodity when there are young children at home,” said Edward “Trey” Basha, president of Bashas’ Family of Stores. “We’re broadening our baby departments to offer a greater variety of high-quality infant and toddler products so that our stores become even more of a one-stop-shop for everyday baby essentials.”
So far, 12 stores have completed baby department upgrades and expansions. They include:
Bashas’ supermarkets at 4940 S. Gilbert Road in Chandler, 5521 N. Seventh Street in Phoenix, 23760 S. Power Road in Queen Creek, 10111 E. Bell Road in Scottsdale and 1761 E. Warner Road in Tempe; and Food City supermarkets at 1005 N. Arizona Avenue in Chandler, 845 W. Southern Avenue in Phoenix, 2950 S. Sixth Avenue in Tucson, 1740 W. Ajo Way in Tucson, 428 W. Valencia Road in Tucson, 2000 E. Irvington Road in Tucson and 1221 W. Irvington Road in Tucson.
By January 2020, more than 20 stores will have undergone the baby department upgrade and expansion. Plans call for the expansion to be fully implemented in every Bashas’ and Food City store in the state during the next two years.
The upgraded and expanded baby departments at Bashas’ and Food City stores complement the additional services in place for families, including one year of free prenatal vitamins (with a doctor’s prescription) for moms-to-be and free dosage syringes for children’s medicine from in-store pharmacies. Bashas’ bakeries also offer a free made-from-scratch cake for a child’s birthday every year (from the first birthday to the 10th birthday) through its Kids Birthday Club. And select Bashas’ stores have a free supervised play center (called the Cub House) for young children (between the ages of 2½ and 10 years old) to use while their parents shop the store.
In the coming months, shoppers can expect to see special in-store events and partnerships that allow them to sample new baby products, take advantage of giveaways and support causes that benefit children in need.
Bashas’ Family of Stores—the family-owned grocer that operates Food City, AJ’s Fine Foods, Eddie’s Country Store, and both Bashas’ and Bashas’ Diné supermarkets—is an Arizona-based company founded by brothers Ike and Eddie Basha, Sr. With more than 100 grocery stores, it is one of the largest employers in the state and one of the Best Places to Work in Arizona. Since the company’s inception in 1932, Bashas’ has given back more than $100 million to the communities it serves.