Cardenas Markets, one of many nation’s largest Hispanic grocery chains, is about to increase its Southern California footprint with a brand new grocery store in Montclair.
The 41,652-square-foot retailer at 5281 Holt Blvd. was constructed from the bottom up and is ready to open Wednesday, Oct. 14. Will probably be the Ontario-based firm’s 60th location, using 100 employees.
The market will embody the same old array of produce, meat and seafood, plus an “genuine” Mexican cocina that serves carnitas, tamales and taquería classics. The shop additionally may have a tortilleria with corn tortillas constructed from scratch. Further choices embody a bakery, cafe and juice bar.
Adam Salgado, the corporate’s chief advertising and marketing officer, mentioned Cardenas is dedicated to delivering “a stellar in-store expertise.”
“Connecting tradition and group by means of genuine choices and contemporary merchandise are the muse of our enterprise,” Salgado mentioned in a press release.
To indicate its group assist, the corporate’s Cardenas Markets Basis will make donations totaling $15,000 to Inland Valley HOPE Companions ($5,000), Montclair Excessive Faculty ($5,000), and Meals For Life Ministry ($5,000).
Cardenas obtained a money infusion when international funding companies KKR and Victory Park Capital acquired the chain and the Mi Pueblo model in 2016, in accordance with Burt Flickinger III, managing director for the retail consulting agency Strategic Useful resource Group.
“Earlier than they got here in, Cardenas had some funding capital,” Flickinger mentioned. “However this allowed them to increase into Arizona, in addition to all through California.”
The grocery store additionally has seized the chance to increase into shops which have been closed by such main gamers as Vons and Kroger, he mentioned.
With shops scattered all through California, Nevada, and Arizona, Cardenas operates 53 places beneath the Cardenas banner and 7 as Cardenas Ranch Markets.
Native markets could be present in Ontario, Fontana, San Bernardino, Pomona, Whittier and Victorville.
A January itemizing of the “Prime 10 Hispanic Supermarkets within the U.S.” from business publication Abasto consists of Cardenas Markets.
The checklist, which doesn’t rank the businesses so as, additionally consists of Northgate Gonzalez Markets, Vallarta Supermarkets, Superior Grocers, Sedano’s Supermarkets, Bravo Supermarkets, Fresco Y Mas, Fiesta Mart, El Tremendous and Gala Meals supermarkets.