Bashas' has doubled in size in the last decade with stores under the Bashas' name, as well as AJ's Fine Foods, and Food City, bringing the total to more than 130 stores. The different formats enable the company to serve different "demographic neighborhoods" with the appropriate mixture of products and services to meet the needs of the customers.
Bashas' stores are traditional grocery stores emphasizing quality goods and excellence in customer service, and reaching out to the immediate neighborhood customer base.
AJ's Fine Foods stores are gourmet and specialty stores catering to discriminating tastes. The stores feature chef-prepared entrees, an extensive wine collection with knowledgeable cellar staff, specialty baked goods, and the highest levels of customer service and attention to details.
Food City, with a 50-year reputation for service to the Hispanic community in Phoenix, was acquired by Bashas' in 1993 and continues its mission unchanged. Since acquiring the original Food City store, several Bashas' stores have been converted to this format to better meet the changing needs of their surrounding communities. Food City offers a full range of ethnic and Hispanic food varieties.
The Bashas' Diné Markets are located on Native American reservations throughout Arizona. They specialize in the needs of Navajo, Apache and Tohono O'odham customers with products such as Blue Bird flour for fry bread, mutton and wool. Signs in the store are in the native language.
Commitment to service and this diversification has spelled continued growth and success for Bashas' even in the extremely competitive Arizona marketplace.
Bashas' also has a state-of-the-art Distribution Center, located in Chandler, which includes over 16 acres of under-roof space, as well as a full mechanic shop. The perishables area of the Center is temperature- and climate-controlled and includes ripening rooms and areas that vary in temperature from a base temperature of 55 degrees year-round to freezer rooms of 10 degrees below zero.