Deep discount food retailer Grocery Outlet plans to open grocery stores in San Francisco’s Visitacion Valley and Richmond neighborhoods.
The new markets will be located at 2630 Bayshore Boulevard and 6333 Geary Boulevard. They will total 13,662-square-feet and 12,360-square-feet, respectively.
“Grocery Outlet started in San Francisco 65 years ago and we are delighted to be coming back home,” said co-CEO MacGregor Read. “Our customers have come to expect quality, variety and value at our stores and we will be offering the same to San Francisco shoppers.”
The Visitacion Valley community has been working for years to attract and sustain a grocery store, according to District 10 supervisor Malia Cohen. “The neighborhoods at the southernmost end of our city have been sustained by small businesses for decades, but will benefit greatly from an anchor grocery store that can provide fresh healthy food and compliment our small neighborhood markets,” she said.
“A first-class supermarket will once again be open for business to serve the varied shopping needs of the diverse population of the Richmond District,” said Arthur S. Becker, owner of the Geary Street location. “There has been a market at this location for over fifty years, and we are confident that Grocery Outlet will continue that tradition of service to the community.”
Grocery Outlet has been a tradition for bargain-seeking customers since 1946. The company’s reputation as a deep-discount store began when the late Jim Read began purchasing military surplus back in the 1940s and sold it at huge discounts. Today, Grocery Outlet is a third-generation family run business, and a leading extreme-value retailer.
Headquartered in Berkeley, Calif., Grocery Outlet currently encompasses 185 independently operated stores in six Western States and Pennsylvania.