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For Immediate Release January 20, 2011

Nugget Markets Named #8 in FORTUNE Magazine’s “100 Best Companies to Work For”

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Nugget Markets on FORTUNE Magazine's "Best 100 Companies to Work" For List

Woodland, Calif. - For the 6th year running, local family-owned and operated Nugget Markets has once again made FORTUNE Magazine’s listing of the “100 Best Companies to Work For” in the nation.  Nugget Markets ranks #8 among the country’s top 100 companies.

Known for its devotion to its people and community, Nugget Markets consistently nurtures a company culture and commitment to quality that are both positive and long lasting.  Nugget Markets values a family-oriented work environment; one that supports a healthy work/life balance.  In turn, the work atmosphere at every level of the company is marked by highly motivated associates with positive attitudes, making for a truly fun and dynamic work place.  

“Our associates define who we are,” says Eric Stille, president and CEO of Nugget Market, Inc.  “Without the undeniably creative, energetic, upbeat attitudes of our diverse family of associates, we wouldn’t be the company we are today.  We’re incredibly grateful to work with such a talented group!”

Nugget Markets leaders make it a priority to empower all associates to be the best they can be by offering educational opportunities, growth-in-leadership training, job execution excellence incentives, and achievement recognition for exhibiting outstanding leadership, performance, and initiative.  The company also offers outstanding benefits and wages, and Nugget “servant leaders” maintain an open-door policy, whereby associates are welcome and encouraged to share ideas and concerns with honest dialog.

Nugget Market, Inc. has been family owned and operated since 1926, and has nine Northern California locations in Woodland, Davis, Sacramento, West Sacramento, Roseville, Elk Grove, El Dorado Hills, and Vacaville.  The company’s three Food 4 Less stores are located in Vallejo, Cameron Park, and Woodland.

Methodology:  To pick the 100 Best Companies to Work For, FORTUNE partners with the Great Place to Work Institute to conduct the most extensive employee survey in corporate America. Two-thirds of a company's score is based on the results of the Institute's Trust Index survey, which is sent to a random sample of employees from each company. The survey asks questions related to their attitudes about management's credibility, job satisfaction, and camaraderie. The other third of the scoring is based on the company's responses to the Institute's Culture Audit, which includes detailed questions about pay and benefit programs and a series of open-ended questions about hiring practices, internal communications, training, recognition programs and diversity efforts. Any company that is at least seven years old with more than 1,000 U.S. employees is eligible. The deadline for applying for next year's list is June 15, 2011. For an online nomination form, go to www.greatplacetowork.com.