Rosauers Supermarkets Celebrates 90 Years of Success

In 1934, amidst the challenges of the Great Depression, J. Merton “Mert” Rosauer embarked on a challenging journey by establishing Rosauers Food Shop in Spokane, Washington. Successful in its early years, Rosauer defied the economic odds, expanding over the years. In 1949 he achieved a significant milestone by opening Spokane’s first official supermarket named Rosauers Supermarket.

As the company continued to flourish, Mert Rosauer made the strategic decision in 1984, to sell Rosauers to URM Stores, Inc. Despite changes in ownership, Rosauers maintained its dedication to quality, diverse product selection, and exceptional service. Over the years, the company expanded its operations, acquiring new stores and solidifying its position as a leader in the industry.

Now, as 2024 arrives, Rosauers Supermarkets proudly celebrates its 90th anniversary since the opening of the first store. With a current portfolio including 17 Rosauers Stores, four Super 1 Foods Stores, and one Huckleberry’s Natural Market, the company, boasting around 2,100 employees, stands as a testament to the vision of its founder, Mert Rosauer. Cheers to Rosauers for 90 years as a community leader!