Stockton Grocers

Stockton Grocers

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The larger Modesto Save-Mart grocery chain opened stores in Stockton during the 1970s, however they could not use the Save-Mart name, but used the Food Bank and S-Mart names, and subsequently have become Stockton's largest acquiring abandoned markets from Albertsons, Fry's and Lucky stores. Dollar General has acquired the Centro-Mart Stores, Walmart has two stores with groceries and has opened a Walmart Neighborhood Market

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Former Street Car Barns. Became Centromart in 1960 and in 1990 to Alpine Market Open - Alpine Market  - Former Street Car Barns. Became Centro-Mart in 1960 and in 1990 to Alpine Market - North California St.

Big Value - 2053 Mariposa Rd - Former New Deal, Food Fair Open-Big Value - 2053 Mariposa Rd - Former Food Fair Market

Click to Enlarge Open-Big Valley Food - Mounte Diablo - Former Don Quick Market

Click to Enlarge Cash & Carry - 6502 Pacific Avenue - Former Smart & Final Location - While Smart & Final stores target both the food-service and household markets, the company also operates Cash & Carry Smart Foodservice stores, focusing exclusively on food-service professionals

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Click to Enlarge Dollar General Markets - To jump-start its California launch, 38-state, 9,813-store Dollar General completed a deal with Centro Mart, a 65-year-old independent supermarket chain based in Stockton, California, in which Dollar General has taken over five of the grocer's seven stores - four in Stockton and one in the San Francisco Bay Area city of Brentwood.

Dollar General is converting four of the five Centro Mart stores into Dollar General Market grocery stores, which feature fresh foods as well as groceries, and the remaining supermarket will become one of its traditional dollar stores, according to Todd Vascos, Dollar General's executive vice president and chief merchandising officer.

Dollar General has converted all five of the Centro Mart stores plus the former Gaines/Don Quicks on N. Eldorado  2012/2013 openings. Stores include:

Click to Enlarge Click to Enlarge Open-Dollar General Market - 2150 West Alpine - Former Centro-Mart

Click to Enlarge Open-Dollar General Market - 4115 North El Dorado Street - The list is getting longer; Former Gaines Market (1955-1970), Don Quick's (1970-84), Ye Olde Market (1984-93), Hampton & Podesta Market (1993-97), Health Care Supply Store (1997-04), American Home Furnishings (2005-12), Dollar General Store (2012-)

Click to Enlarge Click to Enlarge Open - amily Dollar Market - 310 W. Charter Way - Former Safeway / Centro-Mart

Family Dollar - Harding Way & Lincoln - - Former Segarini Market - Under Construction - June 1, 2014

Click to Enlarge Click to Enlarge Open - Dollar General Market - 4232 East Main St. - Former Centro-Mart

Click to Enlarge Click to Enlarge Open - Dollar General Market - 2907 Waterloo Rd  - Former Giant Food / Centro-Mart

Click to Enlarge Open - Don Juan Foods - 2015 E. Mariposa Rd

Food 4 Less is a national warehouse store grocery chain, currently owned by Kroger. It is a no-frills grocery store where the customers bag their own groceries at the checkout. Kroger operates Food 4 Less stores in California, Illinois, Indiana, Nebraska and Nevada. In markets that Kroger does not have the rights to the Food 4 Less name, it operates as Foods Co.

There are other stores scattered throughout the United States with the Food 4 Less name, part of franchise agreements with various wholesalers, including Unified Western Grocers and Associated Wholesale Grocers Midwest. These stores have particular penetration in Oregon and central and northern California. The Food 4 Less name was previously used by Fleming Companies, Inc., but as Fleming exited various regions and ultimately collapsed, the rights to the name went to wholesalers who picked up some of Fleming's former customers.

The Nugget company uses the Foods Co name in Northern California, where Kroger is bound by an agreement between Falley's and grocer Nugget Markets, Inc.. All Food 4 Less stores in Northern California are managed and operated by Nugget. Kroger does not have any administrative control over the four Nugget Food 4 Less stores.

Nugget Food 4 Less stores also feature a different selection of products than Kroger Food 4 Less stores due to Nugget's pooling of resources from its upscale Nugget Market stores. Marketing and administration of the Nugget Food 4 Less stores is handled through the Nugget Market Corporate Office in Woodland, California, and any requests for other Food 4 Less stores will be deferred to the Kroger Corporate Office in Cincinnati, Ohio. It is unclear whether Nugget Markets and Kroger will continue the Fleming relationship when the franchise agreement expires.

October 18, 1995 - Gary Podesto, the high-profile owner of all three Food 4 Less supermarkets in Stockton and Lodi, sold all three to two Southern California grocery industry executives with ties to the chains franchiser and supplier. Podesto and other owners of the family corporation that owned the Food 4 Less stores struck a deal Monday evening after months of negotiations.

Click to Enlarge Open  - Food 4 Less - Hammer Lane

Click to Enlarge Open  - Food 4 Less - March Lane

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Click to Enlarge Click to Enlarge Click to Enlarge Open  - Grocery Depot - Former R-B Furniture Store - 6336 Pacific Ave.

Click to Enlarge Open - Grocery Outlet - 1060 N. Wilson Way - Wilson Way and Waterloo Rd. - Former S-Mart / Former Albertsons - Grocery Outlet, first known as Canned Foods Grocery Outlet until 1987, is a privately owned supermarket chain. Founded in 1946 in San Francisco, California, it currently operates within the Western states of California, Oregon, Washington, Idaho, Nevada, and Arizona. The company was in the Texas market for a few years after buying the Yes!Less chain from (now defunct) Fleming, however all Texas stores have now been closed. It is a value-oriented grocery retailer — what the company dubs extreme-value. The company primarily operates stores under the Grocery Outlet name and was in a dispute with Albertsons over the use of the Lucky brand. Supervalu now operates 3 stores under the Lucky brand.

Click to Enlarge Open - Lion Supermarket - El Dorado & Hammer - Lion Supermarket (traditional Chinese: ??? ) is an Asian American supermarket chain that originated in San Jose, California. It was founded in 1982, and has since expanded to include seven different locations in Milpitas, Newark., San Jose, Santa Clara and Stockton. Lion Supermarket caters to the large Asian-American population in the San Francisco Bay Area, stocking a variety of foods from China, Japan, Korea and Taiwan.

Click to Enlarge Click to Enlarge Open  - Marina Market Place- In Lincoln Village West Former Don Quick Market

Click to Enlarge Open  - Podesto's Market - 104 Lincoln Center - 951-0234 - Opened in 1982 - Owned by Bernie & Debbie Morgenstern, son-in-law and daughter of Max Podesto - Family owned and operated with the friendliest and most knowledgeable staff for 30 years. Competitively priced supermarket, purveyor of thousands of special, organic, and natural imported items in all depths. Full-service over-the-counter meat, delicatessen and bakery departments. Famous for fresh deli sandwiches everyday and our outdoor BBQ with ribs, tri-tip roasts and sandwiches. The valley's holiday headquarters and special occasion premier destination! - 1970 - Former Don Quick  / Gaines Market / 1950 - Black's Market Location - History of Podesto's with Lincoln Center

Open - Now a Food Source - Raley's Shopping Center - Hammer Lane and Don Avenue - Raleys came from Sacramento, They also have a store in Morada and one in Lodi - Raley's Supermarkets (also known as Raley's Family of Fine Stores) is a privately held, family-owned supermarket chain that operates stores under the Raley's, Bel Air Markets, Nob Hill Foods, and Food Source banners in northern California and Nevada. Founded in 1935 by Tom Raley in Placerville, Raley's employs around 13,400 workers today. Headquartered in West Sacramento, California, Raley's is the dominant supermarket operator in the Sacramento metropolitan area.

Click to Enlarge Click to Enlarge Raley's Shopping Center - 4255 E. Morada Lane - Morada Ranch - 4255 E. Morada Lane

Click to Enlarge Open  - Rancho San Miguel Market - Charter and Airport Way

Click to Enlarge Open  - Safeway - Country Club and I-5 - See Safeway History in Stockton

Open  - Safeway - 6445 Pacific Avenue  - Lincoln Center - See Safeway History in Stockton
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Click to Enlarge Open - SF Supermarket (aka - Shun Fat Supermarket) - 8004 N. West Lane - Hammer & West Lane - Former S-Mart / Albertsons  (traditional Chinese: ??????; simplified Chinese: ??????; pinyin: Shùnf? Ch?ojíshìch?ng; Cantonese Yale: seuhn faat ch?u k?p síh chèuhng; Vietnamese: Siêu Th? Thu?n Phát; also known as SF Supermarket) is a small, but growing, Chinese Vietnamese American supermarket chain in the San Gabriel Valley region in California, Sacramento, California, San Pablo, California, and Las Vegas, Nevada.

Save Mart Supermarkets -Save Mart Supermarkets owns and operates more than 240 stores in Northern and Central California and Northern Nevada under the Modesto based S-Mart, Save-Mart Foods, Lucky, Albertson and FoodMaxx banners.

In February of 2007, Save Mart announced an agreement to acquired 132 Albertsons LLC stores in Northern California and Northern Nevada. The Save Mart acquired stores were gradually be re-branded over the course of nine months. Those in the Bay Area were rebranded Lucky, whereas the rest are being opened under the Save Mart banner, except for Stockton where there was already a Stockton based Save Mart Chain, so the new stores were called S-Mart. They have since sold the West and Hammer Lane store to SF Supermarkets, the Wilson-Waterloo store to Grocery Outlet and closed the March & Pershing and Hammer Lane-Kelley Drive and March & West Lane Stores. Stockton Based Save-Marts have closed and Now Modesto based S-Marts have been rebranded as Save-Mart Stores.

Open - Save Mart - 6435 Pacific Avenue - Hammer Ranch / Former S-Mart / Former / Albertsons

Open - Save Mart - 4725 Quail Lakes Drive - Former - S-Mart / Former Albertsons

Click to Enlarge Closed - S-Mart - 1616 E. March Lane - March and West Lane - Former Albertsons

Click to Enlarge Open - Save Mart - 3215 Pacific Avenue - Alpine and Pacific - Former S-Mart / Former Albertsons / Lucky Store

Click to Enlarge Open - Smart & Final - 744 W. Hammer Lane - Smart & Final is a chain of warehouse-style food-and-supply stores based in Commerce, California, which developed through a series of mergers and expansions. The oldest of the combined companies, Hellman-Haas Grocery, was founded in 1871. The company has expanded to over 250 stores in the Western United States and Northern Mexico. While Smart & Final stores target both the food-service and household markets, the company also operates Cash & Carry Smart Foodservice stores, focusing exclusively on food-service professionals.

Click to Enlarge Open  - Smart & Final - 147 N. Wilson Way

Click to Enlarge Open  - Super King - 6045 N.  El Dorado St - Former Save-Mart / Gaines Market Mayfair Center

Click to Enlarge Open  - Super King Food Center - 8626 Lower Sacramento Rd. / Former Don Quick Market

Open - Super Mercado - Former Safeway / Don Quick and others at Main and Filbert Streets

Superior Super Mercardo 3310 E. Main Street / Former Save Mart

Click to Enlarge Open - Superior Super Mercardo - Former Save Mart - Waterloo Road and D Street

Click to Enlarge Open  - Trader Joe's - 6535 Pacific Avenue. - 951-7597 - It all started in the 50s... Would you believe they started out as a small chain of convenience stores? It's true. Way back in 1958. They were called Pronto Markets. In '67, their founder, the original Trader Joe, changed their name (yes, to Trader Joe's) and the way they do business. They made the stores bigger (if you can imagine), decked the walls with cedar planks and donned the crew in cool Hawaiian shirts. Most importantly, they started putting innovative, hard-to-find, great-tasting foods in the "Trader Joe's" name. That cut their costs and saved you money. Still does. - Located in the former Village Theater

Click to Enlarge Click to Enlarge Click to Enlarge Open - Super Wal-Mart on Trinity Parkway - Opened July 2012 - Walmart Supercenters are hypermarkets with size varying from 98,000 to 261,000 square feet (9,104.5 to 24,247.7 m2), with an average of about 197,000 square feet (18,301.9 m2). These stock everything a Walmart discount store does, and also include a full-service supermarket, including meat and poultry, baked goods, delicatessen, frozen foods, dairy products, garden produce, and fresh seafood.

Many Wal-Mart Supercenters also have a garden center, pet shop, pharmacy, Tire & Lube Express, optical center, one-hour photo processing lab, portrait studio, and numerous alcove shops, such as cellular phone stores, hair and nail salons, video rental stores, local bank branches (newer locations have Woodforest National Bank branches), and fast food outlets – usually Subway, but sometimes Dunkin' Donuts, McDonald's or Blimpie. Some also sell gasoline distributed by Murphy Oil Corporation (whose Walmart stations are branded as "Murphy USA"), Sunoco, Inc. ("Optima"), or Tesoro Corporation ("Mirastar").

Open - Walmart - 3223 E. Hammer Lane

Click to Enlarge Click to Enlarge Click to Enlarge Open- Walmart Neighborhood Market - 1189 E. March Lane at West Lane. This store opened in 1990 as a Safeway. Safeway converted it into a Pak 'N Save Foods in 1993 (relocating from Hammer Lane). Safeway subsequently sold the store to Save Mart Supermarkets of Modesto which converted it to a Food Maxx in 1998. Food Maxx closed the doors in 2006 and it remained vacant until 2013 when Walmart converted it to a Neighborhood Market.

Click to Enlarge Open - WinCo Foods - 5110 Montauban Ave. - WinCo Foods is an employee-owned supermarket business headquartered in Boise, Idaho. WinCo previously operated stores as Waremart Food Centers and Cub Foods before a decision by employees to change the name to WinCo Foods occurred in 1999. As of 2012, WinCo operates 82 stores in six Western states and employees over 13,000 people.

Medium & Small Markets

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7-Eleven - Benjamin Holt & I-5
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7-Eleven - 2725 Country Club Blvd.
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7-Eleven - March Lane and 4627 Da Vinci
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7-Eleven - 7947 Pacific Avenue
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7- Eleven9110 Thornton Rd -

A&L Market - 100% North Yosemite - Former Blacks Market - 1940-1950

Click to Enlarge Airport Market - 1412 Ralph Avenue, Corner of Airport Way

Click to Enlarge Aretaga's Food Center / Former El Mercado / Ernie's Super Market / S&G Market / 88 Market - 1900 S. El Dorado St

Click to Enlarge Buena Vista Market - 1305 Buena Vista Ave.

Click to Enlarge Cadillac Market - E. Main & Airport Way

Click to Enlarge Cal - Park Liquors - George Kardous the former owner was a riot, he always had something funny to say

Click to Enlarge Cash & Carry - Former Smart & Final

Click to Enlarge Cherokee Market - 2204 Cherokee Rd.

Click to Enlarge Country Club Market - 1875 Country Club

Click to Enlarge New Country Market. 3020 North Wilson Way - Looks just the same as in the 1950s. My parents used to give me a dollar to go there for bread and milk. That BBQ out in front made me hungry

Click to Enlarge Danny's Market - 701 N. Airport Way

Click to Enlarge Click to Enlarge Davis Meat Market - 1149 East Market St.

Click to Enlarge Delta Food Market - 549 West Charter Way

Discount Liquor & Grocery - Harding Way & West lane - Former Dick's Drive In

Click to Enlarge Eagle Marketing - 5400 E. Washington St.

Click to Enlarge El Amigo Market - 2163 South San Joaquin

Click to Enlarge Click to Enlarge El Dorado Market - 1240 South El Dorado Street / Former Homestead Station Post Office

Click to Enlarge Elsumeri Grocery - 1304 E. Hazelton

Click to Enlarge Ernie's General Store - 4407 E. Waterloo Rd

Click to Enlarge Family Market - 5104 East Washington St

Click to Enlarge Forlando's Food & Liquor - 4315 East Main St

Fremont Center Market - 2517 East Fremont

Click to Enlarge Click to Enlarge Genova Bakery - 749 N. Sierra Nevada St - Left photo before the new paint job and red awnings

Click to Enlarge Garden's Market - 419 S. Walker Ln.

Click to Enlarge Gleason Market - 704 East Sonora

Click to Enlarge Former Grand Save Market - 2318 South Airport Way - Now a Family Dollar Store

Click to Enlarge New Hi & Bye Market - 537 W. Harding Way

Click to Enlarge Korner Grocer - 1255 Buena Vista

Click to Enlarge Kwan's Market 1402 East Hazelton Avenue

Click to Enlarge Louie's Fruit & Produce - 2232 N. El Dorado Street

Click to Enlarge Madison Market - 748 N. Madison St.

Click to Enlarge Main Market - 1304 East Main Street

Click to Enlarge March's Liquors - Former March's Market - 47 West Harding Way

Click to Enlarge M&M Market - 1804 East 8th Street

Click to Enlarge Click to Enlarge Morada Market - 4416 Hildreth Lane Open again with new owners

Click to Enlarge Morris Market - 2907 South El Dorado St

Click to Enlarge Mudville's Crosstown Market - 35 N. Filbert

Click to Enlarge Click to Enlarge Nation Market - 202 S. Sinclair Avenue - Corner of Washington / Former Chet's Market

Click to Enlarge Neighborhood Market - 300 W. Park Street

Click to Enlarge New Cambodian Market - 4753 N. Pershing Avenue

Click to Enlarge Oasis Market - 9542 S. Airport Way, Manteca. SE Corner of French Camp Rd & Airport

Click to Enlarge Orlandos Market - 2201 South B Street

Click to Enlarge Parkview Market - 515 South Cardinal St

Click to Enlarge QuickStop - 2285 E. Fremont St

Click to Enlarge QuickStop - 1030 S. Olive - Corner of E. Main St

Click to Enlarge Red Sea Market - 2348 "B" Street

Click to Enlarge Salam Market - 1749 S California St

Click to Enlarge Click to Enlarge Sherwood Market - 2445 Vail Avenue - Left photo. 2012 - Right photo, 2013

Click to Enlarge Simon's Market - 201 West Poplar Street - Corner of Madison

Click to Enlarge Skyway Market / Former Jones Market - 3141 N. Wilson Way

Click to Enlarge Click to Enlarge Star Market - 159 West 8th Street

Click to Enlarge Star Market - 1201 East Market Street

Click to Enlarge Super Save Market - 39 West Charter Way - When it was closed for Remodeling

Click to Enlarge T&M Market - 1107 North Ryde Avenue. Corner of Monte Diablo

Click to Enlarge Thornton Market - 9160 Thornton Rd - Former Warehouse of Thornton House Furniture

Click to Enlarge Three Palms Grocery - 6732 E State Route 88

Click to Enlarge Tom's Market - 331 N. California St. / J.T. Warren Grocery (1940)

Click to Enlarge Tony's Market - 947 South California Street

Click to Enlarge U.S. Market #1 - Former Rule's Market - Dawes & Horner

Click to Enlarge U.S. Market #2 - 4043 East Washington St

U.S. Market #3 1363 French Camp Turnpike

Click to Enlarge Closed - Former Village Oaks Market - 6225 Harrisburg Place - The original owner was Roy Delucchi. Roy sold the market to Joe Corina in the early 1980's. And around 1989, I think, it was sold to Kiyoshi Morodoni, who also owned Oak Park Market & Alpine Market (when the latter was located at Alpine and Delaware). They owned it until around 1992

Click to Enlarge Washington Market - 4940 East Washington St

Click to Enlarge Weber Market - 1346 East Weber Avenue

Click to Enlarge Click to Enlarge Woody's Market - 4104 Section Avenue

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