Save Mart Supermarkets
Known for innovation, Save Mart was one of the first supermarkets to offer customers pre-packaged meats, yard and garden supplies, plants, fresh-cut flowers and gift items, all creative concepts for the 1950’s, and relatively unheard of for the area until Save Mart introduced them. Although service was not unique in the grocery industry, Save Mart went that extra step to make service a daily principle. Check cashing, which is now an industry standard, was just one of Save Mart’s many hallmarks.
Scanning cash registers are typical for today’s supermarket, but Save Mart utilized the most up-to-date cash registers for 1952. When other retailers were working up a bill on a piece of paper and counting out change. Save Mart’s registers could separate departments and were equipped with change makers.
Today Save Mart operates 241 stores, Smart Refrigerated Transport, Yosemite Wholesale Warehouse in Merced, Vacaville Distribution Center, Roseville Distribution Center, and is a voting partner in Super Store Industries (SSI). SSI owns and operates a distribution center in Lathrop, Mid Valley Dairy in Fairfield, and Sunnyside Farms ice cream plant in Turlock.