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February 11, 2014

Stater Bros. has named Michael Reed as the company’s senior director of real estate.

SAN BERNARDINO, Calif. — Stater Bros. has named Michael Reed as the company’s senior director of real estate.

"We have great confidence that Michael will do an outstanding job of leading our real estate division," said chairman and CEO Jack H. Brown. "His management and real estate expertise will help Stater Bros. meet our present and future real estate needs."

November 26, 2013

Stater Bros. has promoted David Harris to EVP finance, the southern California supermarket chain said.

SAN BERNARDINO, Calif. — Stater Bros. has promoted David Harris to EVP finance, the southern California supermarket chain said.

Harris began working for the chain in 2009 as VP finance and was promoted to SVP finance in 2011. A year later, he was promoted to CFO and principal accounting officer. Before working for Stater Bros., he was a partner with Ernst & Young in Riverside and Irvine, both cities near San Bernardino, Calif., where Stater Bros. is headquartered.

October 28, 2013

Ana Marie Acosta, the daughter of Stater Bros. VP pharmacy John Acosta, has been named the 2014 Rose Queen by the Pasadena, Calif., Tournament of Roses Association, the 166-store supermarket chain said.

SAN BERNARDINO, Calif. — Ana Marie Acosta, the daughter of Stater Bros. VP pharmacy John Acosta, has been named the 2014 Rose Queen by the Pasadena, Calif., Tournament of Roses Association, the 166-store supermarket chain said.

Acosta, 17, attends the Polytechnic School in Pasadena and is head of the school's varsity equestrian team.

Acosta was named the 96th Rose Queen in a ceremony at First Church of the Nazarene, chosen from more than 900 young women in the area who participated in the Royal Court tryouts.

July 22, 2013

The philanthropic division of supermarket chain Stater Bros. has raised more than a quarter-million dollars for blood cancers.

SAN BERNARDINO, Calif. — The philanthropic division of supermarket chain Stater Bros. has raised more than a quarter-million dollars for blood cancers.

Stater Bros. Charities and The Leukemia & Lymphoma Society said their "Light the Night" fundraising campaign raised $331,462. The campaign focuses on leukemia, Hodgkin and non-Hodgkin lymphoma, myeloma and myelodysplastic syndromes.

The company sold paper balloons at its 166 stores last month for $1 each. The campaign is in its sixth year and has raised more than $1.8 million in total.

April 16, 2013

A former executive of Supervalu has been tapped for a top position at Stater Bros. Markets, the supermarket chain said.

SAN BERNARDINO, Calif. — A former executive of Supervalu has been tapped for a top position at Stater Bros. Markets, the supermarket chain said.

Stater Bros. announced that former Supervalu EVP retail operations Peter Van Helden had been hired as president and COO of the privately owned San Bernardino, Calif.-based chain, which operates 167 stores in San Bernardino and Riverside counties.

February 19, 2013

Stater Bros. announced Dan Meyer has been promoted to EVP retail operations.

SAN BERNARDINO, Calif. — Stater Bros. announced Dan Meyer has been promoted to EVP retail operations. In this position, Meyer will be responsible for the retail operations of all 167 Stater Bros. Supermarkets as well as overseeing the day-to-day operations of the Corporate Training Center.

Meyer is a 42-year member of the Stater Bros. "family." He first joined Stater Bros. in 1971 as a Courtesy Clerk at the company's La Sierra Supermarket in Riverside and progressed through a range of retail store and district supervision positions.

December 20, 2012

Sales at Stater Brothers increased by 1.83% to $67.8 million in fiscal year 2012, the company said in an earnings report.

SAN BERNARDINO, Calif. — Sales at Stater Brothers increased by 1.83% to $67.8 million in fiscal year 2012, the company said in an earnings report.

The 167-store chain's sales for the fiscal year, which ended Sept. 30, were $3.9 billion, thanks in part to an extra week; without the extra week, sales would be $3.8 billion, but still higher than 2011's $3.7 billion. Profit for the year was $37.7 million, compared with $26.3 million in fiscal year 2011.

April 20, 2012

Stater Bros. is making strides on the sustainability front, with six of its newest supermarkets earning the EPA GreenChill Gold Award for meeting tough environmental standards and using ozone friendly refrigerants.

SAN BERNARDINO, Calif. — Stater Bros. is making strides on the sustainability front, with six of its newest supermarkets earning the EPA GreenChill Gold Award for meeting tough environmental standards and using ozone friendly refrigerants.

These GreenChill store certifications are valid for one year, and four of these Stater Bros. supermarkets also received GreenChill Gold Awards in 2011.

May 11, 2011

Second-quarter consolidated sales for regional supermarket chain Stater Bros. were up more than 3%, the company said.

SAN BERNARDINO, Calif. — Second-quarter consolidated sales for regional supermarket chain Stater Bros. were up more than 3%, the company said.

Sales totaled $913.4 million for the period ended March 27, an increase of $27.9 million or 3.15%, compared with the year-ago period. Similarly, same-store sales also increased 3.15% or $27.9 million.

Stater Bros. also reported net income for the 13-week second quarter of $8.8 million, compared with net income of $6 million for second quarter 2010.

May 2, 2011

Stater Bros. announced that three of its supermarkets have received the Environmental Protection Agency's GreenChill Award.

SAN BERNARDINO, Calif. — Stater Bros. announced that three of its supermarkets have received the Environmental Protection Agency's GreenChill Award.

The regional chain said that the stores, all located in Southern California, earned the Gold Award from the EPA, the second-highest award offered by the agency to businesses that use refrigerants that do not harm the earth's ozone layer.

March 21, 2011

Stater Bros. has entered an agreement to purchase two stores from Albertsons in Lake Elsinore and Hesperia, Calif.

SAN BERNARDINO, Calif. — Stater Bros. has entered an agreement to purchase two stores from Albertsons in Lake Elsinore and Hesperia, Calif.

Stater Bros. said it expects to take possession of the locations from Albertsons, a Supervalu subsidiary, in mid-May. The California-based supermarket chain also said that the stores would receive several upgrades, including wider aisles; expanded and new full-service departments; and energy-efficient refrigeration, skylights and recycling centers.

March 2, 2011

Stater Bros. chairman and CEO Jack Brown has joined the likes of Bob Hope, Will Rogers and Ronald Reagan as a recipient of the prestigious Patriot Award, the company announced.

SAN BERNARDINO, Calif. — Stater Bros. chairman and CEO Jack Brown has joined the likes of Bob Hope, Will Rogers and Ronald Reagan as a recipient of the prestigious Patriot Award, the company announced.

The Congressional Medal of Honor Society presented Brown with the award on Feb. 26 at the Ronald Reagan Presidential Library in Simi Valley, Calif., where 45 Medal of Honor recipients and other notable guests were gathered, the company reported.

February 9, 2011

Customers facing economic challenges caused a decline in Stater Bros.' first-quarter sales, the Southern California supermarket chain said Wednesday.

SAN BERNARDINO, Calif. — Customers facing economic challenges caused a decline in Stater Bros.' first-quarter sales, the Southern California supermarket chain said Wednesday.

For the quarter ended Dec. 26, Stater Bros. experienced a 2.3% decline in supermarket sales, as did same-store sales — which dropped to $21.3 million — for the period. The chain said that its customers "continue to face tough economic challenges as our economy continues to have a negative effect on their family budgets."

February 1, 2011

A regional supermarket chain is celebrating 75 years of service.

SAN BERNARDINO, Calif. — A regional supermarket chain is celebrating 75 years of service.

Stater Bros. on Monday marked its diamond anniversary and announced that the chain will celebrate with various celebratory events and promotions, including teaming up with its supplier community and offering savings on items in its stores throughout the year.

January 25, 2011

Stater Bros. is helping customers find which vitamin supplements are best for them.

SAN BERNARDINO, Calif. — Stater Bros. is helping customers find which vitamin supplements are best for them.

Stater Bros. said that customers who fill out a free, five-minute personal health survey on its website or with one of its in-store pharmacists are provided with recommendations based on their lifestyles and needs, thanks to the retailer's partnership with Top Care, a vitamins and supplements brand.

December 29, 2010

Stater Bros. Markets, which operates 167 supermarkets in southern California, has named Mike Slaton VP real estate.

SAN BERNARDINO, Calif. — Stater Bros. Markets, which operates 167 supermarkets in southern California, has named Mike Slaton VP real estate. Previously, Slaton was senior director of real estate, a position that will be eliminated. Slaton reports to Jim Lee, president and COO. 

Slaton, who has more than 27 years of real estate experience, joined Stater Bros. in 1981 as a courtesy clerk at the company’s North Redlands store, and in 1984 moved to the company's headquarters as a real estate analyst. 

December 16, 2010

Stater Bros. on Wednesday disclosed a more than 4% decrease in sales for fiscal year 2010.

SAN BERNARDINO, Calif. — Stater Bros. on Wednesday disclosed a more than 4% decrease in sales for fiscal year 2010.

The California supermarket chain said sales for the fiscal year ended Sept. 26 were $3.61 billion, down from $3.77 billion in fiscal year 2009. Sales for the fourth quarter also experienced a decline, dropping to $897.4 million, down 3.15% over the year-ago period.

December 15, 2010

The charitable arm of California supermarket chain Stater Bros. marked its sixth year donating to the local United States Marine Corps' Toys for Tots program.

SAN BERNARDINO, Calif. — The charitable arm of California supermarket chain Stater Bros. marked its sixth year donating to the local United States Marine Corps' Toys for Tots program.

Stater Bros.' customers supported the Toys for Tots program every time they purchased a Stater Bros.-branded product, the retailer said. The purchases generated a total of $24,160, which Stater Bros. Charities presented to representatives from the Toys for Tots program last Friday.

December 3, 2010

A regional supermarket chain's green efforts have paid off.

SAN BERNARDINO, Calif. — A regional supermarket chain's green efforts have paid off.

One year from when Stater Bros. introduced its "Green Waste" composting program, which turns organic waste into compost that is sold to area farmers, the retailer was named the 2010 Waste Reduction Awards Program winner by the California Department of Resources Recycling and Recovery.

November 24, 2010

A regional supermarket chain is extending its charitable holiday campaign to help feed more than 165,000 people in need this Thanksgiving.

SAN BERNARDINO, Calif. — A regional supermarket chain is extending its charitable holiday campaign to help feed more than 165,000 people in need this Thanksgiving.

October 31, 2010

Supermarket chain Stater Bros. will mark National Diabetes Awareness Month by offering free diabetes drugs...

October 19, 2010

Stater Bros. Markets is hosting a ribbon-cutting ceremony on Thursday for its new store in...

September 26, 2010

Supermarket chain Stater Bros. is marking National Breast Cancer Awareness Month in October by giving...

SAN BERNARDINO, Calif, Supermarket chain Stater Bros. is marking National Breast Cancer Awareness Month in October by giving away a drug used to treat the disease.

 

The chain announced Monday that it would provide 30-day supplies of the drug tamoxifen for free to patients with valid prescriptions at all of its 28 stores.

 

 

August 24, 2010

Stater Bros. announced that it will provide flu vaccination clinics in partnership with Mollen Immunization...

August 10, 2010

A regional supermarket chain experienced declines across the board during its third quarter ended June 27....