The founders of the company are the Peña family, who have Spanish heritage. They wanted to open a chain of supermarkets that offered good quality products and excellent customer service at a low price. The head of the family and of the company was Eligio Peña, as he had the initial vision of opening a supermarket.
The first store opened its doors back in 1978; it was located in Woodside, Queens, New York. The Woodside store was a success, so other stores were opened in Brooklyn, Bronx and Manhattan and Queens the following years. Due to expansion, the company changed the name above the doors to Compare Foods. The idea behind the name has came to mean that if you were to compare the food with any other supermarket then you would be happy with your purchase as it would be better quality for the money.
The first store opened under the new name in 1989 and it was located in Free Port, New York and this one was embraced by the community in the same positive manner as the previous stores so they opened another store soon thereafter in nearby Brentwood. Currently, they have stores open across New York City, Long Island, Connecticut, Rhode Island and North Carolina
In recent years, they have shifted a small amount of their focus away from opening shops and looking at aiding the local community. They support local groups by offering sponsorships in order for them to raise money to help the less fortunate. The majority of their donations end up in churches, charities and youth services. By doing this, the company is not just feeding the community but giving them a more enjoyable area to call home.
The company’s customer service team can be contacted at the company headquarters at the following address: 65 West Red Oak Lane, White Plains, NY, 10604, U.S.A. Other important statistics about the company can be found listed below:
Ownership: Peña Family
Number of Stores: 43
Number of Employees: N/A
Annual Revenue: N/A
Geography: New York City, Long Island, Connecticut, Rhode Island, Massachusetts, and North Carolina.
Demographic: Value Shopper
Special Services: N/A
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