For Immediate Release January 28, 2015

Nugget Markets Acquires Paradise Foods in Marin County

Eric Stille, CEO and owner of Nugget Markets, announced on Wednesday, January 28th that Nugget Markets is acquiring Paradise Foods in Novato, Corte Madera and Tiburon, CA.

Paradise Foods’ three neighborhood markets offer an extensive selection of natural, organic and local products, as well as a full line of prepared foods that include modern trend dishes and Old World classic favorites. Paradise Foods also offers full-service catering. Serving the Marin County for 14 years, Paradise Foods is a strong community supporter.

“I am thrilled to have found a solid 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 groceries, and our community,” says David Gilmour, owner of Paradise Foods.

Nugget Markets was founded 88 years ago by the grandfather and great-grandfather of today’s CEO/President, Eric Stille. Nugget Markets offers a unique down-home yet progressive shopping experience that focuses on natural, organic and local products that are displayed alongside conventional and ethnic items, offering the best of all worlds. Nugget Markets is known regionally for its high quality perishables – produce, meat and seafood, bakery, specialty cheese and delicatessen offerings.

Eric Stille is ecstatic about the opportunity to acquire Paradise Foods. “We’ve been looking to expand into the Marin community for a number of years and when David 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,” says Stille.

Nugget Markets has occupied a place on FORTUNE Magazine’s list of “100 Best Companies to Work For” for nine consecutive years and Stille attributes the honor to Nugget’s dedicated associates, leaders and loyal guests. One step inside any Nugget Market, and you’ll immediately sense each associate’s up-beat energy, positive outlook and dedication to world-class service.

“It’s been a pleasure to serve and support Marin County for the past 14 years,” says Gilmour. I thank my friends and the Marin community for supporting my business, Paradise Foods, and welcome Eric and the Nugget Markets family to Marin County.” With the sale of Paradise Foods, Gilmour will be turning his energy toward establishing the Marin office for Awareness Foundation America.

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.

Press Contact

Kate Stille VP of Marketing and Communications Nugget Market, Inc. Mobile: (530) 219-1573 Office: (530) 669-3350