Stater Bros. Markets of San Bernardino is expanding in Ontario, Calif., with a new 55,000-square-foot store at the southeast corner of Fourth Street and Haven Avenue. The store will be constructed from the ground up and will anchor The Collection Shopping Center developed by Lewis Retail Centers, the company said.
The new store will feature full-service meat, seafood, service deli and bakery departments; a vast selection of fresh and healthy offerings; spacious aisles; and a decor scheme reflective of the local community, Stater Bros. added. In addition, the store will implement eco-friendly practices such as the use of energy-efficient equipment and energy-saving LED lighting.
Stater Bros.’ latest store will mark the company’s fifth location in Ontario, a city which serves as the headquarters for Cardenas Markets, a key player in the area’s increasingly competitive grocery landscape.
“We are excited to continue our commitment of growth and investment in local Southern California communities,” said Stater Bros. CEO Pete Van Helden, in a statement. “Our product offerings and meal solutions will make for an exceptional shopping experience for the residents of Ontario, Rancho Cucamonga and surrounding areas.”
Lewis Retail Centers said construction will begin no later than the end of 2021, with Stater Bros. expecting to break ground in spring 2022 and opening in winter 2022.
“The new construction of Stater Bros. will bring in-demand convenience to the surrounding community where residential population continues to grow,” said Randall Lewis, EVP of marketing for Lewis Retail Centers, who added that about 3,900 housing units are under development nearby.
Stater Bros. was founded in 1936 in Yucaipa, Calif., and 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. The company currently operates 170 supermarkets, and there are approximately 18,000 members of the Stater Bros. Supermarket Family.