Randalls - Groceries, bakery, and BBQ
Randalls Food Markets is a Texas-based supermarket chain. They offer shoppers fresh produce and meats, frozen foods, and bakery and deli items. Many stores also have departments for seafood, floral arrangements, cosmetics, and film processing. Premium flagship Randalls stores have extensive take-out food departments, so customers that are pressed for time can pick up freshly made pizza, pasta, and barbecue. Several store locations provide shoppers with amenities such as banking, cafes, and service counters for buying lotto and movie tickets. Randalls has a loyalty program for frequent shoppers called “Randalls Remarkable Card”, giving customers savings on gas, discounts on products in-store, and access to digital coupons. From the very beginning, Randalls has valued its customers, so as a result, their grocery stores cater to the shopper and are designed to be a convenient, one-stop buying experience. Their stores also provide helpful information about nutrition and health, including recipes and their in-store SimpleNutrition tags.
Randalls – Groceries in the Lone Star State
Randalls was founded in 1966 by Robert Onstead, R.C. Barclay, and Norman Frewin in Houston, Texas through the purchase of two existing supermarkets. By the end of the 1970s, the supermarket chain had expanded to 15 stores and was quickly becoming a player in the Texas grocery store market. During the 1990s, the chain had expanded to 42 stores, earned over $1 billion in annual revenue, and had expanded beyond Houston to markets in Dallas, Fort Worth, and Austin. Today, Randalls continues to be headquartered in Houston, Texas, and consists of over 100 stores employing roughly 18,000 people. The grocery chain has always been closely linked to the communities it serves; for example, their stores stayed open during the extreme flooding of Hurricane Alicia in 1983, all in an effort to keep local consumers healthy and stocked with supplies.