Paving the way to a healthier community through fresh food, customized amenities, and environmentally responsible practices
Raley’s furthers its vision of health and wellness with the grand opening of a new, state-of-the-art store at Fair Oaks Boulevard & Howe Avenue in Sacramento.
Located in the established Campus Commons/Arden neighborhood, the 35,000-square-foot store will offer customers an extensive assortment of fresh, high-quality food in a unique shopping experience.
“This new store has an even greater focus on health and wellness, with a larger assortment of natural and organic offerings,” said Michael Teel, Raley’s CEO & Chairman of the Board. “The amenities and product mix reflect the direction I envision for all of our stores and will serve this neighborhood well. We are excited to expand our vision to a new market area in Sacramento.”
At the heart of every business decision is Raley’s ongoing drive to infuse life with health and happiness. The store features specialized culinary offerings, including an enhanced food service counter with a Kombucha bar, sushi, a meat carving station, a salad/hot food case, and more. Additionally, the store offers a boutique-like bulk food section featuring spices, herbs and grains, as well as an expanded vitamins and supplements department. To enhance the personalized shopping experience, Raley’s will have on staff two nutritionists and a wine steward to offer guidance in their respective fields to customers.
“As consumer habits have changed so significantly in the last few years it is very exciting to be a part of this new, more efficient approach to grocery shopping,” said Mark Marvelli, Director of Commercial/Retail Studio, Stafford King Wiese Architects.
Raley’s is a leader in sustainability and strives to contribute to a cleaner community. Environmentally-friendly features were a primary consideration in this development. The store is equipped with solar panels that can generate two megawatts of power. The system successfully generates much of the energy needed onsite, relieving pressure on the grid during peak hours. In addition, the store includes many energy efficient features including refrigeration, lighting, and more. In partnership with EVgo, the store has two fast-charging stations, which can provide up to 80 miles of electric range in 25-30 minutes.
“Sustainability is, and will be, part of infusing life with health and happiness for many years to come, as we pave the way to healthier communities,” said Keith Knopf, Raley’s President & COO. “We designed this store with this neighborhood in mind- offering specialized design features, fresh food offerings and personalized customer service.” Knopf also shared that this is the first of five new stores opening in the next 18-months.
Raley’s is leading the way to a better food system. This new store continues that innovation in both sustainability and in-store experience. Raley’s is known for providing world-class customer service, clean and easy-to-shop stores and high-quality products at a value. For more than 80 years, Raley’s has operated in Sacramento and this store affirms Raley’s commitment and investment in the region.