New Season Market, based in Portland, Ore., is opening a new store in San Francisco, its first in the city but its second in California – the first California store operates in San Jose. The 20-store B Corp also operates in Washington and Oregon under the New Seasons banner as well as four New Leaf Community Market locations in Northern California.
The new 29,000-square-foot San Francisco store doesn’t have an opening date yet, but will feature the fun and easy shopping experience New Seasons is known for with a unique selection of affordable grocery classics and local, sustainable goods. The company expects to hire 100 people from the community.
The new store will feature an abundant, peak-of-the-season produce selection, and sustainably raised meats and seafood, as well as a broad selection of affordable grocery classics. The store will also include freshly made, chef-prepared deli and grab-and-go options, certified organic and non-GMO breads, foods for special diets, a wellness and bodycare department, home goods from local artisans, a full-service floral department and a substantial selection of beer and wine from the Bay Area and around the world.
Store design is still in development, but shoppers should expect a lot of natural light and indoor/outdoor seating to enjoy New Seasons Market chef-prepared meals, sandwiches, fresh-brewed coffee and baked products.
“Our stores are about community and bringing people together around delicious food, shared meals and a place where you can see your neighbors, and connect with each other. We’re looking forward to providing a warm, inviting gathering place where everyone feels welcome,” said CEO Wendy Collie.
New Seasons currently has another store planned to open in Seattle in 2018, the second in the state of Washington, as well as two more California locations in the planning stages.