Woodland, CA (March 9, 2017) – Already known as an extraordinary grocery experience, local, family-owned and -operated Nugget Markets just proved once again that it’s also an extraordinary place to work. For the 12th time in as many years, the local grocer has claimed a spot on FORTUNE Magazine’s “100 Best Companies to Work For” list. Consistently placing in the top 37 companies, Nugget Markets came in at #30 this year.
“Our associates make all the difference,” said CEO and President, Eric Stille. “At Nugget Markets, it’s not just a job. Our environment is like a family that has fun, and we all come together to create something very special.”
Now in its 90th year, Nugget Markets has built a strong reputation for extraordinary quality and service, both within the community and its own walls. In one of the anonymous surveys that went into this year’s ranking, an associate likened Nugget Markets to “the Disneyland of grocery stores,” where managers feel like "just another friend at work."
Along with a fun, family culture, generous benefits have helped earn Nugget Markets a place on FORTUNE’s list for more than a decade. The industry-leading benefits include a 4% 401k match and zero health premiums for full and part-time associates. In addition, the company has never had a layoff in its 90-year history. For more information about Nugget Markets’ ranking, read the Great Place to Work review.
Family owned and operated since 1926, Nugget Markets is a full-line grocery store in Northern California that provides high-quality perishables and organics, chef-prepared foods, specialty grocery items and conventional goods in a European marketplace setting. The Nugget Market, Inc. family of stores includes 12 Nugget Markets in Northern California, Fork Lift by Nugget Markets in Cameron Park, Food 4 Less Woodland and their most recent additions, Sonoma Market and Glen Ellen Village Market in the Sonoma Valley.
To identify the 100 Best Companies to Work For, each year Fortune partners with Great Place to Work to conduct the most extensive employee survey in corporate America. Each company’s score is based on Trust Index survey feedback from a random sample of employees. People anonymously assess their workplace, including the quality of their leaders, support for their personal and professional lives, and their relationships with colleagues. Survey results are compared with peer organizations of like size and complexity and are highly reliable statistically. In addition, Great Place to Work scores a Culture Audit management questionnaire from each company, which reports details such as compensation and benefits, hiring practices, recognition, training, and diversity programs.