Stater Bros. Markets is opening its newest location in the community of Whittier, California. The new location, at at 11810 Whittier Blvd., replaces a former store previously located at 11750 Whittier Blvd.
The new store will open at 6 a.m. on Nov. 3 and will operate daily from 6 a.m.-11 p.m. thereafter. It will be led by Store Manager Melissa Brockelmeyer, whose service with the company spans more than 22 years.
At 44,378 square feet, the new Whittier supermarket will feature full-service meat, seafood, service deli and bakery departments; an extensive selection of fresh, organic and healthy offerings including fresh fruit cut in-store and handcrafted sushi made in-house daily; spacious aisles; and a décor scheme reflective of the local community.
The store will have 11 checkout registers, with several offering self-checkout. In addition, the store will implement eco-friendly practices such as the use of energy-efficient equipment and energy-saving LED lighting.
The new store will bring approximately 150 jobs to the area and will be the second location to serve the city of Whittier.
“We have been a part of the Whittier community since 1953, and we are thrilled to be able to continue to serve the community in this brand-new location,” said Stater Bros. CEO Pete Van Helden. “The community will be pleased with a wide variety of product offerings and convenient meal solutions that will make for an exceptional shopping experience.”
In celebration of the store opening, and in Stater Bros.’ tradition of giving back to the communities it serves, Stater Bros. Charities will present donations totaling $15,000 to Whittier Meal on Wheels, Boys & Girls Club of Whittier, Skills Organization, The Whole Child, Disabled American Veterans No. 46 Whittier and Ozzy Foundation.
Stater Bros. was founded in 1936 in Yucaipa, California, and has grown steadily through the years to become the largest privately owned supermarket chain in Southern California and the largest private employer in both San Bernardino County and Riverside County. The company operates 171 supermarkets and has approximately 18,000 employees.