Stater Bros. success rooted in the re...

Stater Bros. success rooted in the region

There are 26 comments on the San Bernardino County Sun story from Oct 11, 2009, titled Stater Bros. success rooted in the region. In it, San Bernardino County Sun reports that:

During a 73-year period, Stater Bros. Markets has evolved from a single store in Yucaipa to one of the most prominent grocery chains in Southern California.

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A-R COLTON CA

United States

#1 Oct 11, 2009
Stater Bros. decided to go with whatever contract they settled with, before the strike was official. It was a very smart move by the company because they knew that the Pro-worker image would encourage more buisness during and in the wake of the 2003 strike. Taking care of workers and customers has been an image that Stater Bros. has succsessfully portrayed. It was a mistake for the Big National Chains to drag and stall the contract negotiations as much as they did, maybe the numbers would be different if they had been thinking of their employees livelyhood instead of their wallets.
Michael

Adelanto, CA

#2 Oct 11, 2009
What price cuts? It's like saying their prices were too high to begin with. I used to shop Stater Bros all the time, but now rarely go there due to the high cost of food, especially produce. So did they appease unions by passing costs onto customers? That's my take, since the prices were reasonable before the other markets went on strike.
Whatever

Menifee, CA

#3 Oct 12, 2009
This article has so many grammatical errors.
Michelle

Yucaipa, CA

#4 Oct 12, 2009
awesome article and their prices are precisely why i wont go to Vons..vons is too expensive,staters is a hell of alot cheaper!!!!!
Allen

Lake Arrowhead, CA

#5 Oct 12, 2009
It is funny how you can find even better deals on some items at your local 7 Eleven than at Stater Bros. They are not always the low price leader. It pays to shop around than always shop a store that says it is the low price leader. Otherwise, a pretty good company.
Richard Cranium

Placentia, CA

#6 Oct 12, 2009
A-R COLTON CA wrote:
Stater Bros. decided to go with whatever contract they settled with, before the strike was official. It was a very smart move by the company because they knew that the Pro-worker image would encourage more buisness during and in the wake of the 2003 strike. Taking care of workers and customers has been an image that Stater Bros. has succsessfully portrayed. It was a mistake for the Big National Chains to drag and stall the contract negotiations as much as they did, maybe the numbers would be different if they had been thinking of their employees livelyhood instead of their wallets.
Don't fool yourself... that would have been destroyed if they aligned themselves with Vons, Ralphs etc.
Joe Jackson

Placentia, CA

#7 Oct 12, 2009
Michael wrote:
What price cuts? It's like saying their prices were too high to begin with. I used to shop Stater Bros all the time, but now rarely go there due to the high cost of food, especially produce. So did they appease unions by passing costs onto customers? That's my take, since the prices were reasonable before the other markets went on strike.
That had nothing to do with it. They buy from others that dictate pricing.
NS Advocate

Yucaipa, CA

#8 Oct 12, 2009
Unfortunately Super Big Box Mart IS cheaper.

NIMBY though!!!
Sue Klug

Placentia, CA

#9 Oct 12, 2009
A-R COLTON CA wrote:
Stater Bros. decided to go with whatever contract they settled with, before the strike was official. It was a very smart move by the company because they knew that the Pro-worker image would encourage more buisness during and in the wake of the 2003 strike. Taking care of workers and customers has been an image that Stater Bros. has succsessfully portrayed. It was a mistake for the Big National Chains to drag and stall the contract negotiations as much as they did, maybe the numbers would be different if they had been thinking of their employees livelyhood instead of their wallets.
In a polyanna world, maybe. The major chains are publicly held companies and the stockholders have a lot of say so.If a 'nice" CEO is good to employees and bad for the bottom line, guess what?? He's history. That's why Steve Byrd lasted so long. He's a heartless and ruthless jackass that affected THOUSANDS of people's livelihoods.
Xeno

San Bernardino, CA

#11 Oct 12, 2009
Have you noticed in the Ghetto, Stater Bros has no fresh bakery and the fruit is bad, but in Redlands and East Highland night and day difference!
Dave Walton

Placentia, CA

#12 Oct 12, 2009
Xeno wrote:
Have you noticed in the Ghetto, Stater Bros has no fresh bakery and the fruit is bad, but in Redlands and East Highland night and day difference!
They have to make up for the shoplifting losses and putting a full service bakery in stores is a good idea but only if it is supported.You can't compare Redlands to San Bernardino... be serious. Like comparing a mansion to an outhouse.
Jennie

San Bernardino, CA

#13 Oct 12, 2009
I've always been a fan of Stater Bros and like how Jack Brown and the company are involved so much with the local communities.

I found it sad though that an article about the history of the store did not mention
The Burkles. Joe Burkle is a big part of Stater Bros. history. He started at the bottom and made it to the top at one point. That history is also neatly connected to Parrish Ranch in Oak Glen.
Joe's son Ronnie, also started at Stater Bros and even though I believe there is some negative history in regards to business, they are still an important part of the history. Kind of neat that Ronnie went from box boy to billionaire starting at Stater Bros.
Second Amendment

United States

#14 Oct 12, 2009
A local business, a business that supports its community,and a balance of price and service - all these are reasons I shop Stater Bros for probably 99% of my grocery purchases.

Yeah, in the past, I jumped ship now and then to chase a sale somewhere else. Finally, I realized that my time and gas were worth something too, so sticking to Stater Bros works best for me.

Jack Brown, keep up the great work!
Jim Cronin

Placentia, CA

#15 Oct 12, 2009
Jennie wrote:
I've always been a fan of Stater Bros and like how Jack Brown and the company are involved so much with the local communities.
I found it sad though that an article about the history of the store did not mention
The Burkles. Joe Burkle is a big part of Stater Bros. history. He started at the bottom and made it to the top at one point. That history is also neatly connected to Parrish Ranch in Oak Glen.
Joe's son Ronnie, also started at Stater Bros and even though I believe there is some negative history in regards to business, they are still an important part of the history. Kind of neat that Ronnie went from box boy to billionaire starting at Stater Bros.
The Burkles were'nt mentioned because they see the years under the Joe Burkle regime as less than positive, Ask anyone who worked for both Brown & Burkle and ask them who was a more positive influence and overall better guy. The reason the company is where it is today is because of Jack Brown and his fine group of people that run his company, George Frahm, Dave Walters, Gene Thorpe, Ed Stater, just to name a few. His loyalty to his employees is unheard of in these times. He could have sold to others and took off into the sunset with a fat bank account but did'nt. All who have worked for this top notch organization owe Jack a huge thank you.I know that I certainly do.
Jennie

San Bernardino, CA

#17 Oct 12, 2009
Jim Cronin wrote:
<quoted text>The Burkles were'nt mentioned because they see the years under the Joe Burkle regime as less than positive, Ask anyone who worked for both Brown & Burkle and ask them who was a more positive influence and overall better guy. The reason the company is where it is today is because of Jack Brown and his fine group of people that run his company, George Frahm, Dave Walters, Gene Thorpe, Ed Stater, just to name a few. His loyalty to his employees is unheard of in these times. He could have sold to others and took off into the sunset with a fat bank account but did'nt. All who have worked for this top notch organization owe Jack a huge thank you.I know that I certainly do.
Positive or not, the Burkle's were still part of history. There are all kinds of management styles and personalities some more intimate and down to earth than others and others more demanding and all business but it takes all kinds. I greatly agree with you that Jack Brown has done great things for the company and that he has lead it in the positive direction it has gone in. Not only that Jack Brown's dedication to Veteran's causes is second to none. No doubt about it he is a great and humble guy.

I just think that an article spotlighting the historical aspect of the store should mention people who were part of the history. I mean look at history books, they mention all presidents not just those that were well liked.

I guess I have a different perspective in that as a child my parents worked for Joe and Bette Burkle and my family has always thought fondly of them. They were good to us. My parents also loved Lavoy Stater very much. I guess I like to protect the part of history I remember as a child of Mr. Burkle always being very proud of the company and my Dad's stories of working for Mr. Joe and Mr. Lavoy as he used to call them and how much they cared for the company.

The one thing that I think we can all agree on is that Stater Bros. is a great company with good leadership, employees, and community involvement
Amalie

Yucaipa, CA

#18 Oct 12, 2009
We owe Stater Bros. a huge thank you. When our son decided to return to college and get his degree, Staters management worked with him, every step of the way, to adapt their needs to support his schedule, and support his financial needs by giving him ample hours to meet his obligations. And guess what - he paid for his entire education, worked nearly full time, and owes not one dime for student loans. I truly believe that he learned his excellent time-management skills because of this job. Thank you for the huge support and thank you for the ever-increasing price lowering. It is sincerely appreciated.
Allen

Lake Arrowhead, CA

#19 Oct 12, 2009
Second Amendment wrote:
A local business, a business that supports its community,and a balance of price and service - all these are reasons I shop Stater Bros for probably 99% of my grocery purchases.
Yeah, in the past, I jumped ship now and then to chase a sale somewhere else. Finally, I realized that my time and gas were worth something too, so sticking to Stater Bros works best for me.
Jack Brown, keep up the great work!
I just wanted to say that I live in Lake Arrowhead and buy my milk from the Lake Arrowhead 7 Eleven store (or sometimes the Crestline 7 Eleven store because I attend a church there) because they sell two gallons for $6. This is the Alta Dena brand, which sells for $5 a gallon elsewhere. It is not the cheap Value Time brand that $6 would buy two gallons of at Staters. And the Lake Arrowhead 7 Eleven is less than a quarter mile away from the Lake Arrowhead Stater Brothers store in Lake Arrowhead Village. The store that Stater Brothers beats up here is in nearby Blue Jay. Jensens Market over there has been open in the mountain area longer than Staters has, but its prices are outrageous. However, there are somethings that Jensens has that Staters doesn't, so I guess it depends on what you're looking for. Jensens deli sandwiches are expensive but big. And if you want a store with a Starbucks inside it (which Jensens has) go to Jensens. If you want to save money over going to Jensens, go to Staters, but also be aware of the deals at smaller stores like 7 Eleven.
Dare to be stupid

Yucaipa, CA

#20 Oct 12, 2009
Richard Cranium wrote:
<quoted text>Don't fool yourself... that would have been destroyed if they aligned themselves with Vons, Ralphs etc.
Got the post name hahahahahaha
Dick Cabeza!
read

Redlands, CA

#21 Oct 13, 2009
RIP OFF GO TO WINGO
read

Redlands, CA

#22 Oct 13, 2009
I LIVE IN CRESTLINE JENSENS AND STATERS ARE A RIP OFF

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