Stater Bros. in Calimesa opened last year. 

 Stater Bros. Markets is proudly celebrating 85 years of serving Southern California communities.  In honor of this milestone, all Stater Bros. Markets locations will host in-store anniversary giveaways on Saturday, Aug. 14 and Sunday, Aug. 15.

During the weekend celebration, all 170 locations will randomly be giving away $25 gift cards every hour between 11 a.m. and 6 p.m.  Also, customers will receive 10% off Stater Bros.’ family of brand products when they enter their Digital Deals ID at checkout. Additionally, prizes will be given away every Monday in the month of August through Instagram.

"We are so grateful to celebrate 85 years serving Southern California communities. This celebration is just a small way to thank our loyal customers for their continued support," says Pete Van Helden, CEO. “We look forward to being an integral part of our communities and providing an exceptional shopping experience for generations to come,” continued Van Helden.

Tracing its beginnings back to a small grocery store in Yucaipa, twin brothers and World War II veterans Cleo and Leo Stater purchased the original Stater Bros. Market from W.A. Davis with a $600 down payment.  In the midst of the Great Depression, Stater Bros. officially opened for business on Aug. 17, 1936.   

The company has grown steadily through the years to become the largest privately-owned supermarket chain in Southern California and the largest private employer in both San Bernardino County and Riverside County. Today, Stater Bros. operates 170 supermarkets in seven counties throughout the area with approximately 18,000 employees and annual sales of over $4 billion.

In the tradition of not just doing business in the community, but being part of the community, Stater Bros. Markets and Stater Bros. Charities have contributed more than $80 million in food and funds to help improve the quality of life in our neighborhoods since 2008.

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