Bashas’ division support and administrative employees will relocate to a new, upgraded facility in Chandler, Arizona, this coming spring. The new hub will have up-to-date amenities and an open-concept floorplan design that encourages collaboration. The new office is being named a support center because its employees and services support retail stores, which in turn supports shoppers. The facility will be a nerve center for merchandising and operations for Bashas’, Food City, AJ’s Fine Foods, Eddie’s Country Store and Bashas’ Diné grocery locations across Arizona and New Mexico. Establishing the new support center is a move made possible by the increase in resources resulting from The Raley’s Cos. purchase of Bashas’ in 2021.
“We are committed to preserving and enhancing the Bashas’ brands, and this includes our investment in an office that fosters innovation and collaboration. This modern workspace will provide new amenities and create an environment to inspire existing and future team members,” said Keith Knopf, President and CEO of The Raley’s Cos.
Chandler Mayor Kevin Hartke noted the importance of the relationship between the city and the retailer. “It was a top priority for us to keep these quality office jobs in our community,” he said. “We appreciate The Raley’s Cos. proactive outreach to city leadership early on in the real estate process and we want to congratulate the team on its beautiful new office in the heart of Price Corridor.”
The Raley’s Companies is a family-owned retail company based in California. Its operations have grown to include more than 235 stores across four states and four Tribal Nations under eight banners, including, Bashas’, AJ’s Fine Foods and Bashas’ Diné Market.