Reasor's new store in Sand Springs creates 225 new jobs
Reasor’s opened a new grocery store on June 27 in Sand Springs, Okla., and is helping stimulate the economy by creating about 225 new jobs.
By Mandy Gross
FAPC Communications Services Manager
(Stillwater, Okla. – July 3, 2012) Reasor’s opened a new grocery store on June 27 in Sand Springs, Okla., and is helping stimulate the economy by creating about 225 new jobs.
“Although 225 new jobs is a plus for Sand Springs, the goal is to create long-term career paths for those wanting to stay in the food industry,” said Allen Mills, Reasor’s president and chief strategy officer.
Members of Oklahoma State University’s Robert M. Kerr Food & Agricultural Products Center got a first-hand look at the new store during a special VIP event on June 26.
Jim Brooks, FAPC business and marketing services manager, attended the event and said this store is an important investment for the community of Sand Springs with the creation of new jobs in the area.
“The new Reasor’s store stands alone when you consider all the thought and planning that had to happen to develop a new type of shopping experience for their customers,” Brooks said. “Each department has its own unique identity, and after taking a complete tour at the VIP event, you almost forget you’re actually in a grocery store. They have established a management team at Reasor’s that will make this new store a huge success.”
According to Reasor’s website, the 65,000-square-feet store, located at the northeast corner of Highway 97 and 41st Street, features the finest quality and best value customers have grown to expect at Reasor’s, including sushi, seafood, meat, produce, bakery, deli, olive bar and specialty foods.
A native of the area, Allen said this store is dear and special to his heart.
“Being from Sand Springs myself, I can hardly wait for the whole community to experience the Reasor’s difference and enjoy a store unrivaled in quality, variety, freshness, innovation and service,” Allen said.
Allen is a member of FAPC’s Industry Advisory Committee and helps support many of the companies that seek the FAPC for assistance.
During the recent walkthrough of the store, several Made in Oklahoma products were spotted on the store shelves, including Suan’s Foods, Granny’s Good Ol’ Fashion Bacon Drippings, Head Country, Griffin Foods, Bar-S and J-M Farms, just to name a few.
“It is Reasor’s goal and desire to offer as many Made in Oklahoma products as possible,” Allen said.Reasor’s was founded more than 49 years ago in Tahlequah, Okla. It was a family-owned company until 2007, when Reasor’s became an employee-owned company. Today, Reasor’s has 16 locations and two convenience stores with an additional location planned for 2012. The company employees nearly 3,000 people in Northeastern Oklahoma.
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