Sonoma County-based grocer receives
2016 Progressive Grocer Outstanding Independent Award
Santa Rosa, CA, February 13, 2017 – Sonoma County-based grocer Oliver’s Market has been named the 2016 Progressive Grocer Outstanding Independent in the Multi-Store category. The company will be honored in an awards ceremony today (February 13) in Las Vegas during the National Grocers Association convention.MORE
January 6, 2017, Santa Rosa, CA -- Oliver’s Market, Sonoma County’s locally owned and operated grocer, has very generous customers. During the holiday season, Oliver’s partnered with Redwood Empire Food Bank to offer holiday bell necklaces for sale at the check stands for one dollar each. The “One Bell Saves Supper” campaign informed customers that with every purchase, Redwood Empire Food Bank could provide two meals for Sonoma County’s residents facing hunger.MORE
Monthly schedule for popular new Tavern includes Beer, Wine and Music.MORE
August 4, 2016 Santa Rosa, CA – Sonoma County grocer Oliver’s Market CEO Tom Scott will retire September 1, ending a 26 year career with the company.MORE
Santa Rosa, CA February 8, 2016 – Oliver’s Markets is releasing the results of an updated report exploring the economic value of shopping locally. Both the latest report and the original 2011 report were conducted by Dr. Robert Eyler, business consultant and Professor of Economics at Sonoma State University.
The results of Going Local as a Retailer: Oliver’s Market 2016 include the following findings:
- When a consumer buys a locally produced product from Oliver’s, the financial benefit to Sonoma County is 2 ½ times greater than when purchasing a national brand from a chain store.
- When a consumer buys a locally produced product from Oliver’s, the local taxes generated by that sale is almost three times greater than purchasing a national brand from a chain store.
- For every $1 Oliver’s spends on payroll, Oliver’s local focus supports another 81 cents in payroll spending at the Sonoma County producers supported by the company.
Oliver’s Markets announces the withdrawal of their appeal to the Shops at Austin Creek (Prickett’s Nursery) project being developed by Codding Commercial on Highway 12 at Calistoga Road in eastern Santa Rosa. The withdrawal of the appeal is based on the applicant’s commitment to revise and re-engineer the project and proposed site use to mitigate the environmental impacts, including traffic and air quality. The decision comes days before the Santa Rosa City Council was set to discuss the project at their December 15 meeting.
The agreement between the three parties comes as a result of concerns raised during the peer review of the application that made the case for a full Environmental Impact Report to be filed. As a result of the peer review, the developer will adjust and re-purpose one of the major buildings in the project.
The revised plans will include the CVS Pharmacy, and a collection of retail shops, restaurants, and services. The large specialty store in the initial plans will be reimagined as a group of shops and smaller buildings.MORE
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Oliver’s Markets, Healdsburg’s Costeaux French Bakery and Thai Time Bistro of Santa Rosa were big winners this year in the Sonoma County Harvest Fair professional food competition. From “Quackducken,” lumberjack cake and bourbon sage tarragon barbecue sauce to Rum Pirate Stout ice cream sandwiches and exotic granolas, the competition showcased more than 200 locally produced foods worth seeking out.MORE
Sonoma County Go Local Coop
Oliver’s Market is scheduled to introduce its own line of house-made healthy, low-calorie ready-to-go meals under the label Oliver’s Fit Friendly Foods.MORE