We’re excited to announce that Sonoma and Glen Ellen Village Markets’ parent company, Nugget Markets, has earned a spot on FORTUNE Magazine’s “100 Best Companies to Work For” list once again! For the 12th year in a row, the local, family-owned grocer has made its way into the top 35 companies, coming in at #30 this year.
“Our associates make all the difference,” said Eric Stille, Nugget Markets’ president and CEO. “At Nugget Markets, it’s not just a job. Our environment is like a family that has fun, and we all come together to create something very special.”
Sonoma Market and Glen Ellen Village Market joined the Nugget Markets family in June of last year, and associates from both stores were included in the anonymous surveys that helped determine the ranking. In one of the anonymous surveys, an associate likened Nugget Markets to “the Disneyland of grocery stores,” where managers feel like "just another friend at work."
Two thirds of the total ranking was based on responses from the random survey Great Place to Work conducted last July, and the other third was based on an in-depth look into company culture, benefits, programs, facilities, practices and perks. Along with a fun, family feel, generous benefits like a 4% 401k match and zero health premiums for full and part-time associates boosted Nugget Markets’ score. It also helps that company has never had a layoff in its 90-year history! For more information about Nugget Markets’ ranking, check out the Great Place to Work review.
“We’re happy our new family was able to participate in the survey process and weigh in on the ranking,” Eric said. “We’re delighted with all our new friends and guests, and so proud of the team at Glen Ellen and Sonoma and all that they’ve accomplished during the transition.”
Family owned and operated since 1926, Nugget Markets is a full-line grocery store in Northern California that provides high-quality perishables and organics, chef-prepared foods, specialty grocery items and conventional goods in a European marketplace setting. The Nugget Market, Inc. family of stores includes 12 Nugget Markets in Northern California, Fork Lift by Nugget Markets in Cameron Park, Food 4 Less Woodland and their most recent additions, Sonoma Market and Glen Ellen Village Market in the Sonoma Valley.