New Season Market, based in Portland, Ore., is opening a new store in San Francisco. The location is the banner's first in the city, but its second in California – the first operates in San Jose. The 20-store B Corp also operates in Washington state and Oregon under the New Seasons banner, as well as running four New Leaf Community Market locations in Northern California.
The new 29,000-square-foot San Francisco store doesn’t have an opening date yet, but will feature the fun and easy shopping experience that New Seasons is known for, with a unique selection of affordable grocery classics and local, sustainable goods. The company expects to hire 100 people from the community.
The store will feature an abundant, peak-of-the-season produce selection, and sustainably raised meats and seafood, in addition to a broad selection of grocery items. It will also include freshly made, chef-prepared deli and grab-and go-options; certified-organic and non-GMO breads; foods for special diets; a wellness and body care department; home goods from local artisans; a full-service floral department; and a substantial selection of beer and wine from the Bay Area and around the world.
Store design is still in development, but shoppers should expect a lot of natural light and indoor/outdoor seating to enjoy New Seasons Market's chef-prepared meals, sandwiches, fresh-brewed coffee and baked products.
“Our stores are about community and bringing people together around delicious food, shared meals and a place where you can see your neighbors, and connect with each other," said CEO Wendy Collie. "We’re looking forward to providing a warm, inviting gathering place where everyone feels welcome.".
New Seasons currently has another store slated to open in Seattle in 2018, its second in the state of Washington, as well as two more California locations in the planning stages.