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WinCo to make debut in Texas


WinCo Foods plans to open its first discount supermarkets in Texas at 8 a.m. Thursday, Feb. 6. The 95,000-sq.-ft. stores will feature the company’s newest décor which highlights its project offering.

The Ft. Worth store, located at 8000 Crowley Lane, will initially employ approximately 180 individuals, 170 of whom are local hires, and the McKinney store, located at 1800 N. Graves St., will open with approximately 170 employees, 160 of whom are local hires.

WinCo Foods is an employee-owned discount grocery chain. Ft. Worth store manager Casey Ray is transferring from Roy, Utah, and has been with the company for 13 years. McKinney store manager Hollie Keller is transfering from Kent, Washington, and is a 25-year veteran with WinCo.

The stores feature WinCo's "Wall of Values" at the entrance. The main sales floor of each store encompasses a large fresh produce department, bulk foods, meat, deli, seafood and bakery service departments. The bulk foods department allows customers to buy the amount they want and includes more than 900 items, many of them natural food products, some organics, snacks, candies, cereals, flours, pastas and spices.

WinCo Foods was founded in 1967 in Boise, Idaho, and operates as a regional discount supermarket company with 93 stores and 4 distribution centers in the states of Washington, Idaho, Nevada, California, Oregon, Arizona, Utah and Texas. WinCo is in the process of building a new distribution center in Phoenix which will service stores in Arizona, Southern California and Southern Nevada.

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