By Amy Davis | Wednesday November 5, 2008
WEST SACRAMENTO, Calif. – Each year, readers of Sacramento Magazine rank their favorite local hot spots, local celebrities, even the best place get a car wash in the annual “Best of Sacramento” poll.
For eight consecutive years, shoppers have named Raley’s the Best Grocery Store throughout the greater Sacramento region. In addition to receiving top honors as the greatest local market, Raley’s was also named the Best Place to Buy Fruits and Veggies. Raley’s has long been known for delivering the highest quality products and unparalleled customer service to guests for over seventy years.
Raley’s Owner and Co-Chairman, Joyce Raley Teel, was named the Best Philanthropist. Earlier this year, The Salvation Army honored Joyce and Raley’s with the 2008 “Spirit of Giving” award for exemplary community service work and leadership. Joyce co-founded Raley’s Food For Families program in 1986, which has raised in excess of $20 million and more than 10 million pounds of dry groceries to serve local food banks.
“The recognition of being voted the Best Grocery Store is a credit to our world-class colleagues and the extraordinary service they provide,” said President and CEO, Bill Coyne. “Since it is our mission to be the place where customers love to shop, it is truly gratifying that, for eight years in a row, our customers consider us the Best Grocery Store and Best Place to Buy Fruits and Veggies. And, we are so proud of our owner, Joyce Raley Teel, for being recognized Best Philanthropist for her enthusiastic community involvement and compassionate spirit of giving.”
Did You Know?
Raley’s exclusive AgriCheck® Certified produce contains no detected pesticide residue above 0.05 parts per million.
Raley’s carries the largest variety and selection of organic produce of any conventional supermarket in the area. Depending on the season that means up to 100 choices or more.
Raley’s invests in every community served by its stores. The Quality of Life program has provided over $8 million to local schools and community groups.
Raley’s continues to be a proud supporter of the arts, giving over $5 million to arts organizations, museums, and performing arts groups.