Smart & Final, the smaller, faster grocery warehouse store for household and business customers, will be opening its doors June 24 at the Turlock Town Center, located near downtown off Golden State Freeway. The brand-new grocery store is the first Smart & Final store in Turlock, joining a Smart & Final Distribution Center open in Turlock since 2013, and nearby stores in Merced and Modesto.
Located at 651 North Golden State Blvd., the 29,680-square-foot Smart & Final Extra! will provide shoppers with high-quality, USDA-certified meats, fresh produce, organics, frozen and packaged grocery items, as well as personal care and household products. The new store will create up to 60 full and part-time job opportunities. Those interested in applying for positions can visit smartandfinal.com/careers for information.
“We’re excited to provide a one-stop shop with club size and household goods to the businesses and residents of Turlock with this brand new Smart & Final Extra! store,” said Sergio Contreras, Store Manager of the new Smart & Final location. “We know many were commuting to nearby Merced and Modesto to shop at our stores, and we’re looking forward to serving the community of Turlock for many years to come.”
- High-quality food options such as First Street® meats, cheeses, breads and more
- Organic offerings from Smart & Final’s Sun Harvest® brand
- Wide assortment of fresh and frozen fruits and vegetables, as well as a fully stocked deli department, which will include the First Street® Oven Roasted Chickens for easy and healthy grab-and-go meals
- Goods tailored to business and household customers like paper products, assortment of beverages and snacks, as well as cleaning supplies
- Extensive variety of both household and club-sized products without requiring a membership
- Floral department
- Online delivery in two hours or less
In celebration of the grand opening, Smart & Final is sponsoring events in Turlock as part of its Project Feed First Responders program, a COVID-19 relief effort designed to take care of those who are taking care of us. Local restaurants Mundo’s Latin Grill and Main Street Footers will cater and deliver meals to first responders and medical staff at Emanuel Medical Center, Turlock Fire Department Administration and four local fire stations.
Additionally, the Smart & Final Charitable Foundation will be donating to two local based charities focused on food insecurity in Stanislaus County – Cal State Stanislaus Warrior Food Pantry and United Samaritans Foundation. The donations are part of Smart & Final’s commitment to supporting organizations and causes in the communities where it operates.
The store will open with Smart & Final’s industry leading safety standards for COVID-19 in place, which include a single-line queuing system and signage to accommodate social distancing, required face coverings for all customers and associates, two 36-inch plexiglass barriers at all registers, extensive cleanings at the top of every hour, providing gloves for associates, and adhering to government standards for limiting occupancy.
Additionally, Tuesdays and Thursdays from 6 a.m. – 8 a.m. is reserved for shoppers 60 years and older, expectant mothers, those with disabilities, and first responders in the medical field. Customers are welcome to bring their own reusable bags as long as they bag their items themselves in order to reduce the risk of spreading COVID-19. Smart & Final is offering single use bags free of charge.
For more information, visit SmartAndFinal.com.
About Smart & Final
Smart & Final is the smaller, faster grocery warehouse store, headquartered near Los Angeles in Commerce, California. Smart & Final’s 256 store locations offer quality products in a variety of sizes, saving customers time and money without a membership fee. Its larger format stores, Smart & Final Extra!, combine the warehouse store with traditional grocery offerings like farm-fresh produce and natural and organic options, to provide a one-stop shop for all. In business since 1871, Smart & Final remains committed to giving back to its communities through employee volunteer opportunities and donations to local nonprofits.