Chain Store Guide Through The AgesAddress:
301 S Tippecanoe Ave
San Bernardino, CA 92408

909 733-5000

Internet Homepage:

Total Current Stores:

Trading Areas:

Total Revenue:
$3.873 billion

Senior Executives:
Jack Brown – CEO
Jim Lee – President, COO


1930 grocery storeFounded in 1936 by Cleo and Leo Stater, the first store opened in Yucaipa, California in the midst of the Great Depression. In 2005, the company entered the Fortune 500 for the first time at #493. Primarily a price-focused supermarket chain, Stater Bros. also looks to ‘green innovation’ for growth through its “Green Waste’” program and WRAP – a California “Waste Reduction Awards Program’ given to a company that reduces more than 150 million pounds of waste from landfills each year.


CSG 80 YearsThis year, Chain Store Guide celebrates its 80th anniversary. In honor of this occasion, we are hosting a monthly series of editorials called “Chain Store Guide Through The Ages”, starting this month with the 1930s. We will take a look at what was happening in that time and how it affected the industries we now serve. Our Company Snapshots will examine companies from that period and see where they are today.

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