Food City has announced the addition of a Starbucks café to its grocery store located in Phoenix, Arizona. The grocery store, located at 9020 W. Thomas Road, is the first of the company’s stores to open a Starbucks café in the state.
“It’s an honor to bring a brand-new Starbucks café to the inside of this Food City store,” said Mike Solis, director of operations for Food City. “We are always listening to the feedback we receive from our customers and bringing a Starbucks to Food City is the No. 1 ask we’ve had lately. We love being able to make popular requests like this one a reality.”
“This new offering is definitely something to celebrate,” said Lynn Engelke, director of Starbucks for Bashas’ and Food City. “Through this Starbucks Café addition, we have added more than 20 jobs, but we are still looking to hire more team members for this space. We hope to open additional Starbucks cafes inside our Food City grocery stores in the future.”
Food City is an everyday-low-price grocery store for price-conscious shoppers. With a more than 60-year reputation of service to the Hispanic community in Arizona, Food City carries aisles of traditional Mexican foods along with items found in a traditional grocery store.
The company also reaches out to the community by hiring people from the neighborhoods it serves. The grocery store is known for holding car seat and water safety events, mobile dental clinics, back-to-school immunizations, backpack giveaways and other cultural celebrations.
According to data in a report collected by Claritas, nearly 33 percent of Arizona’s residents are Hispanic – with Hispanics making up 30.2 percent of metropolitan Phoenix residents. The purchasing power of the Hispanic population in the state, according to the Arizona Hispanic Chamber of Commerce, increased to $63 billion in 2020 compared to $57 billion a year earlier. Most projections show that the U.S. Hispanic population will nearly double by 2060.
For more information, visit myfoodcity.com.
Last year, Bashas’ and Food City teamed up to find the best #HatchAtHomeAZ recipes. To read the full story from The Shelby Report, click here.