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Stater Bros. Markets Honors “Family” Members for Years of Service

Stater Bros. Markets Honors “Family” Members for Years of Service

Stater Bros. Markets Honors “Family” Members for Years of Service

July 30, 2019

Honorees include 2 “Family” Members with 50 YEARS of Service


San Bernardino, California (July 30, 2019) Stater Bros. Markets recently recognized Stater Bros. “Family” members who reached milestone years of service in their careers. 


Through the “Family” Service Awards Program established in 1987, “Family” members reaching 5, 10 and 15 years of service are recognized with a beautiful gold pin that signifies their years of dedication to the Company. 


Honorees reaching 20, 25, 30, 35, 40, 45 and 50 years of service in 2019 were invited to an Awards Gala held at the Ontario Convention Center. Those in attendance were recognized for their dedicated years of service, and were presented with a gold Service Award pin decorated with precious gemstones. 


Milestone Years reached THIS YEAR


TOTAL Company Honorees since 1987

Celebrating 55 years of   service




Celebrating 50 years of   service




Celebrating 45 years of   service




Celebrating 40 years of   service




Celebrating 35 years of   service




Celebrating 30 years of   service




Celebrating 25 years of   service




Celebrating 20 years of   service









This year, Floyd Groves, Baler in Distribution and Maurits Solleveld, Manager IT Innovation celebrated 50 years of service to the Company.  


“I am proud that so many employees have chosen to make Stater Bros. their career. It has been said that you judge a person by the company they keep … and a company by the people they keep. In my 40 years in the grocery industry, I’ve never seen such a loyal team - dedicated to the mission of serving their Company, customers and community – like our Stater Bros. ‘Family’,” stated Pete Van Helden, CEO of Stater Bros. Markets.  “We are proudly celebrating nearly 83 years of serving our ‘valued’ customers and this is because of the hard work and dedication of our loyal ‘Family’ members,” he concluded.


Stater Bros. was founded in 1936 in Yucaipa, California, and has grown steadily through the years to become the largest privately owned Supermarket Chain in Southern California and the largest private employer in both San Bernardino County and Riverside County.  The Company currently operates 172 Supermarkets, and there are approximately 17,000 members of the Stater Bros. Supermarket Family. Since 2008, Stater Bros. Markets and Stater Bros. Charities have contributed more than $80 million in food and funds to local Southern California communities. For more information, visit


Stater Bros. Markets - Serving Southern California Families for nearly 83 Years