Nugget Markets Acquires Bay Area Specialty Grocer Paradise Foods
WOODLAND, CA – Nugget Markets has acquired 3-store chain Paradise Foods, a specialty grocer that operates in the Marin County communities of Novato, Corte Madera and Tiburon.
Paradise Foods offers an extensive selection of natural, organic and local products, along with a full line of prepared foods that include new and old world classic dishes, according to a press release. The retailer has served Marin County for 14 years.
“We’ve been looking to expand into the Marin community for a number of years and when (Paradise Foods President David Gilmour) approached us, I knew it was a perfect fit. Paradise Foods and Nugget Markets share similar goals and values, and we both have built our businesses on quality, selection and service,” said Eric Stille, CEO and owner of Nugget Markets.
Gilmour mirrored the sentiment saying, “I am thrilled to have found a strong retailer (Nugget Markets) that will continue to offer my employees a dynamic culture and a secure work environment, while maintaining a strong focus on quality perishables, local and organic grocers, and our community.”
According to the Sacramento Business Journal, Nugget will remodel the stores and eventually rebrand them under the Nugget name, a process that will take several months.
Nugget Markets currently operates nine Nugget Markets in the greater Sacramento Valley along with two Food 4 Less stores in Woodland and Vallejo and one Fork Lift by Nugget Markets store in Cameron Park.