INDIO – A new, 37,000-square-foot, full-service grocery store, Vallarta Supermarkets, is near completion in this community bringing with it about 175 jobs.
A grand opening is being planned for Oct. 7.
“The city of Indio is honored to welcome Vallarta Supermarkets into the Indio business family,” Mayor Glenn Miller told Uken Report. “This 37,000-plus-square-foot specialty grocery store will also feature a full-service restaurant and bar. The Vallarta Supermarket is the exact type of shopping experience our residents are asking for and the City of Indio is attracting.
Some of the amenities are a bakery, fresh seafood, salsa bar, huge candy section and a full butcher shop, Miller said.
Indio is the home of the first Vallarta supermarket in Riverside County, Miller said.
Vallarta is a full-service grocery store with prepared foods, pizza oven, sushi bar, juice bar, dulceria, meat department, sports bar and restaurant, Brooke Beare, Director of Communications & Marketing for the city told Uken Report.
This market uses the shell of the old Marshalls and adjacent building at 42425 Jackson St. (Suites A &B). So, Vallarta essentially took the existing buildings, built out a pass through, and added on, with an indoor/outdoor restaurant and bar and patio, according to Beare.
“Vallarta Supermarket brings a ray of hope during a time of uncertainty,” Councilmember Lupe Ramos Amith told Uken Report. “Residential and commercial development has maintained a steady pace in Indio throughout the pandemic. The addition of Vallarta, to our family of business, will bring nearly 200 jobs and diversity in products and services that our residents desire. We welcome the Vallarta Family to Indio!”
Since 1985, when Vallarta Supermarkets was founded, the company has grown to at least 50 stores throughout California (Ventura, Los Angeles, San Bernardino, Kern, San Diego, Santa Barbara, Tulare, Orange and Fresno — and now Riverside counties).
The company employs approximately 8,000 employees. Vallarta Supermarkets intends to positively impact 100 communities by the year 2030. That means opening new stores at a rate of three locations per year. As the business has grown, great customer service and providing the highest quality products at great prices has remained their constant goal.
Vallarta Supermarkets has maintained an image characterized by family values, service, cleanliness, beautiful decor, a pleasant shopping ambiance and a large variety of products in all departments.
Vallarta Supermarkets offers its clientele “exceptional quality, outstanding service and great prices that keep them coming back to the stores,” according to the website.
Vallarta offers the following departments:
- Full- and Self-Service Meat (Carniceria) – Wide variety of beef, pork and chicken
- Freshly made Tortillas (Tortilleria)
- Mexican Kitchen (Taqueria) – Hot Foods with in-store dining area
- Bakery (Panaderia)
- La Isla (The Island) – Aguas Frescas/Drinks, Ice Cream. Juice Bar/Jugos Frescos/Atoles y Champurrados
- Cremeria (Salsas, yogurts, Latin style cheeses, store prepared “chorizo”) Sliced deli meats
- Health & Beauty Care and General Merchandise
- Specialty foods from Mexico, Central & South America
Vallarta supports the Children’s Miracle Network, Aisles of Smiles and the Muscular Dystrophy Association. In addition, Vallarta is very involved in the communities where the stores are located. Local non-profit organizations ranging from churches, schools, charities and other non-profit groups are some of the many different organizations that Vallarta Supermarkets supports.
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