Redner's Warehouse Markets - an employee owned chain of warehouse markets and convenience stores
Redner's Warehouse Markets operates 44 warehouse markets and and 19 Quick Shoppe convenience stores throughout Pennsylvania, Delaware and Maryland. Maintaining the founder's belief in flexibility, the company has constantly changed with the times to best serve their customers. Aside from being the first employee owned supermarket in Pennsylvania, they were also the first supermarket in the state to use scanners and the first to start a recycling program, as well as being an early adopter of the practice of having pharmacies and salad bars in store. They now have their own line of Medicare accredited pharmacies. In store, customers can find a range of meat, dairy, frozen, produce, grocery, deli and bakery items. As well as the usual supermarket offering, customers can order appetizers, sandwiches, bakery cakes, fruit baskets, party platters, vegetable trays and bakery trays. Other services complementing the products on offer include a 'Recipe of the Day' and a Coupon Center on their website.
Redner's Warehouse Markets - "Serving our local communities since 1970"
Redner's Warehouse Markets was founded in 1970 by Mary and Earl Redner. They initially opened two supermarkets in Reading, Pennsylvania, and enjoyed steady success from the start. Initially, Mary and Earl had no plans to expand the business but their early success, combined with their two sons, Gary and Richard, deciding to enter the food business, changed their minds. In addition, the couple were keen to provide more opportunities for their employees. Always employee-oriented, the Redners wanted to share their success with staff who had helped build it. In 1975 an Employee Stock Ownership Plan was formed, which made Redner's the first employee owned supermarket in Pennsylvania. The family remains active within the company, though. In 1987 the company switched to the warehouse market format, boldly changing its retailing philosophy in the process. Today, Earl and Mary's grandsons Ryan and Gary M. Redner are the next generation of the company's leadership.