Oliver’s Market Earns Five Local Awards
August 31, 2017, Santa Rosa, CA – Oliver’s Market, Sonoma County’s largest locally owned and operated independent grocer, was named one of “North Bay Business Journal's Best Places to Work” for the second year in a row. Oliver’s also triumphed in this year’s Press Democrat “Best of Sonoma County” readers’ poll, where after over 300,000 votes were cast, the company was recognized for “Best Local Produce” for the third year in a row. For the first time, Oliver’s earned the “Best of” designation for “Best Locally Owned Grocery Store”, “Best Butcher/Meat Department”, and “Best Deli for Lunch”.
“We are proud of our employee owners who work every day to make Oliver’s a great place to work and a great place to shop,” said Oliver’s founder and president Steve Maass. “Being recognized as a good employer and for our commitment to remaining local and offering quality and service to our customers all in the same week is really gratifying. We appreciate the loyalty of our employees and our community-minded customers.”
About Oliver’s Market
Established in 1988, Oliver’s Market is an employee-owned, independent grocer serving Sonoma County, California from four locations in Santa Rosa (2), Cotati and Windsor. Oliver's Markets strive to offer customers the finest selection of natural, conventional, and specialty products. This mission begins with a commitment to support the community through hundreds of local partners including farmers and producers of food, beverage, and wellness products. Oliver’s carries over 6,000 locally produced products, which account for 26% of sales annually. A member of the Sonoma County GoLocal Cooperative, Oliver’s received “Green Business Certification” from the Sonoma County Green Business Program (2011) and a “Best Practice Award” from the Business Environment Alliance (2007). It was named “Best Grocery Store” by the North Bay Bohemian (2000-2017) and won the “Outstanding Retailers Award” in 2005 and 2013 by the Specialty Food Association. In 2015 and 2016 Oliver’s was chosen for “Best Local Produce” in the Press Democrat’s “Best of Sonoma County” awards program. In 2016, Oliver’s was named one of the “Best Places to Work in the North Bay” by North Bay Business Journal, and was the featured Store of the Month in the December 2016 issue of Progressive Grocer Independent magazine. Additionally, Oliver’s earned the 2017 Progressive Grocer Outstanding Independent Award in the multi-store category and received the “Inclusive Employer Award” from Down Syndrome Association North Bay. Oliver’s Market became an Employee Owned Company (ESOP) and a Social Purpose Corporation in 2017. Learn more at www.oliversmarket.com.