5 Things You Didn't Know About Stater Brothers
- Evelyn "Sunny" Stater, the widow of one of the cofounders of Stater Bros., Larry Stater, celebrated her 100th birthday in September of 2016.
- Stater Brothers opened many grocery stores in food deserts to increase living standards for low-income families that don’t always have access to healthy food.
- Each year, Stater Bros. Charities presents over $500K in donations to qualified food banks and feeding programs in the Southern California counties they serve.
- Stater Bros. reduced their lighting energy by 50% from noon to 6 p.m. in 2016. These savings can power about 470 homes for a month.
- Stater Bros. stores do not have self-checkout lines like many of their competitors. This allows the company to give personalized service to each customer.
Stater Bros. Review
Today's grocery shoppers care about value and the availability of fresh and healthy food choices for them and their families. When you visit one of the more than 165 Stater Bros. locations, you will find a wide array of fresh produce, fresh dairy, and prime meats from which to choose for preparing your meals. Each store's bakery offers fresh baked goods and cakes to order. Their delis offer a wide selection of meats and cheeses in addition to hot and cold meal items for the days that you are too lazy to cook. One of the biggest benefits of shopping at Stater Bros. is the availability of their private label (Full Circle) that encompasses more than 100 items of natural and organic products. Full Circle includes food items and personal items. The line also includes home care items for those who care about sustainability and remaining eco-friendly.
Stater Bros. opened its first store in 1936 in Yucaipa, California. Since then, they have opened more 165 that serve customers in California. Many of the stores have been opened in food deserts, giving local residents a nearby option for buying fresh food. Even with all their growth, this company has kept its small business feeling. Another endearing part about shopping at Stater Bros. is the warmth and sense of community that comes from shopping at a full-service grocery store. After you get what you need, you proceed to the checkout where a friendly cashier rings up your items and checks you out. This is a big difference compared to other grocers and big-box retail stores with grocery sections with long lines and one or two of their 20 checkout lanes open for business. Oftentimes, you have to check out in a self-checkout line. Things don't ring up right and the machine gets mad when the weights aren't right on the other side. It's even worse because you have to scan one item, set it down, and then repeat. When cashiers check you out, they can ring multiple items much more quickly. You don't have to worry about these hassles at Stater Bros., where they have no self-checkout lines.
Some people grocery shop at stores like Wal-Mart and Target because they are under the impression they are saving money. You don't have to deal with the crowds, lines, and impersonal treatment at these stores. Stater Bros. has weekly advertisements that include their best deals and sales. They also accept digital and print coupons from your paper and online coupon aggregators such as Smart Source and UPromise. You can expect to save money while buying your groceries when you take advantage of these services.
In today's world, it’s nice to patronize businesses that give back to their communities. When you shop at Stater Bros. you know that they give back to multiple charities and sponsor many community events. For example, Stater Bros. has sponsored the Believe Walk in Redlands, California, for the last several years. Their sponsorship allows 100% of the walker registration fees to go to organizations that work to fight cancer. Stater Bros. Charities also funds organizations that deal with hunger, children's well-being, education, health, and help for United States' Veterans. If you run a nonprofit organization or intend on starting a nonprofit organization that does work in one of these areas, Stater Bros. also accepts grant requests to carry out your mission.
Stater Bros. also continues to be a champion of sustainability practices. The company has installed glass doors and LED lighting on all of its refrigerated cases, which reduced energy by 60% in each case. They have also installed LED lighting throughout each of their stores. Additionally, Stater Bros.' new construction sites continue to reduce landfill waste by using repurposed materials and installing drought-resistant landscaping to avoid wasting water.
With all of the great reasons to shop at Stater Bros. that includes their fresh products, private label, sense of community, earth-friendly business practices, and full-service counters for flowers and meat, it is no wonder why this company received accolades as the "Supermarket Retailer of the Year" by Grocery Headquarters magazine.
You can get a look at the inside of one of the Stater Bros. stores on this YouTube video of the Stater Bros. markets in Moreno Valley.
Stater Bros. Social Media Links
Stater Bros. Markets on Twitter: Follow Stater Bros. to share recipes, questions, comments, and photos that will reach their corporate marketing department. Take the time to share, favorite, or comment on the company's tweets.
Stater Bros. Markets on Facebook: Like the Stater Bros. Facebook page to keep up on the latest specials and sales at your local store. You can also find information about events and charities that are sponsored by the company. From photos to regular posts to asking questions, you will find many different ways to interact with Stater Bros. on their Facebook page
Stater Bros. Markets on Pinterest: Pin this page for great ideas for entertaining. You will find seasonal decorating and recipe ideas to make the most of your trip to the store whether you are serving your family or hosting a dinner party. This page also features drink recipes, camping recipes, and other fun items such as back to school craft projects.
Stater Bros. Contact Info
Stater Bros. Markets
301 S. Tippecanoe Ave.
San Bernardino, CA 92408