Compare Foods Supermarket

Compare Foods SupermarketsCompare Foods Supermarket is a supermarket chain that operates in various locations surrounding New York City. They sell an array of grocery products including fresh meat, pasta and ice cream.

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
Public/Private: Private
Mergers: N/A
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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Important Links
Corporate Home Page
Online Shopping N/A
Circular and Specials
Store Locations
Jobs and Career N/A


  1. Editor September 18, 2018 at 1:39 pm - Reply

    The store in Charlotte on Freedom Highway is charging $19.99 for a 24 pack of Nestle Bottled water. I have reported them to the NC DOJ website for price gouging. Your company should be ashamed of themselves, you schmucks.

  2. Charles Patel March 11, 2018 at 8:06 pm - Reply

    Expired beer sold in charlotte all the stores watch out for

  3. yaya October 30, 2017 at 4:17 pm - Reply

    Hi, does any of you knows a contact of the headquarter or central office of compare foods

  4. angle taft May 23, 2017 at 3:52 pm - Reply

    enoy spring / summer 2017

  5. Sheila February 21, 2017 at 5:45 pm - Reply

    I’ve got to say.. the people who are in charge in compares on East main st Bridgeport ct 06608 treat their workers like if they are not human. They yell at those poor girls and guys in front of customers like my self. I have witnessed the unfairness for years. Today I happen to go again, so one old man about 60 years old and alcoholic went in stole a beer. The securities dragged him from outside back in the store, making a show once again in front of customers. So then they took out the bottlesame of beer he took.. now the old man also had a bottle of liquor pint size not stolen. So the two men retrieve everything from this old man. I’m totally against theft. I don’t agree with the old man doing what he did. But the other men who works in compare was grabbing him by his shirt, yelling are you going to pay for have money? The old man said no, he apologized. He was so drunk he was stumbling. The two guys didn’t care of his condition they pushed him. Saying get the fuck out of here.. instead of calling the police, to seek for the help that the old man needed. Seriously!!! Heartless people who are put in charge especially that bald black guy. Some places higher the wrong people, thinking that it’s going to workout. But I have seen the micromanagement in that place. Making cashiers stay till late, not giving them a set schedule. I know people who are students that work in this place.. I hear the same thing, they don’t want problems. They need the money. The management puts them into fear. give somewhat good deals..on meat so far. But it sucks…after witnessing all just topped it. I’m done with this place. I’ll spread this story, plus many more.someone need to do something about the management …clean house. This place will eventually go down. Poor people who try to make a decent living not earning enough in compare, has to put up with the stress of these useless managers..the only thing they know is yelling, and putting people down. Every work place no matter what business it is. Should be TEAM WORK. If management can’t handle being a good manager he or she should not be in charge. Everyone is equal, as a manager should treat people with respect and understanding..but yet be firm and keep all as business. We are human. I have seen great successful companies, they don’t treat their workers like crap. I’m sorry nothing personal to compares food corporation. I’m letting you know what happening in this place. Someone needs to do something.


  6. Balboos HaGadol January 20, 2017 at 7:10 am - Reply

    Your web presence (Circulars) has disappeared! What’s the story?

  7. ruby sanders August 26, 2016 at 10:31 pm - Reply

    Over 2 years ago I saw a sign at Capital Blvd and NewHope Church Rd in Raleigh NC thst a Compare Food was coming soon in that strip mall. Now the sign is no longer there. There is no indication of a Compare in the making. Please do come to Raleigh. I go to Durham from Raleigh st least 4 time a month to shop at Compare. Are you still coming to Raleigh Capital Blvd?

  8. Cindy E April 28, 2016 at 2:59 pm - Reply

    I shopped at Compare Foods on N. Tryon Road in Charlotte and was told at the register that the 10% Senior discount day is Tuesdays NOT Wednesdays as advertised online. This is wrong and inconvenient to Seniors!!!

  9. Tony Mejias June 5, 2015 at 9:03 pm - Reply

    i live in Asheville,N.C.. i go visit your store in Charlotte when ever i am by there. your store has a number of product i love from my younger days living in N.Y.. Listen, Asheville is growing fast. Even the present President Obama is moving here after his time in office is done. We have Ingles,Harris Teeter, and just got a Publics SuperMarkets(Winn Dixie,Bi-Lo, Food Lions are mostly all closing down here, boring). But with your kinds of supplies theirs no one like you here. Yes, a good amount of small mexican convenient stores. But nothing like your store. please come and visit. Take advantage of our ever growing mountains. ill help anyway i can, scotting or meeting up if you give it some consideration. Spanish people gotta help each other. Thank for your time, Tony 828-230-5414

  10. Linda Liles June 26, 2014 at 1:07 pm - Reply

    I am doing some research about Compare Foods sponsorship of African American events throughout North Carolina. Could you please give me some examples of these events?

  11. Caroline June 5, 2014 at 7:51 am - Reply

    I have some problems with the same store that John R. Mentioned, in Jackson Heights, NY.

    Produce is poor quality and extremely expensive. Food is spoiled and has made me sick before.

    The evening manager, an older blonde woman, told me I am not allowed to shop in the store with my stroller. This seems like an unfair attack on me as a parent.

    Compare does not have a corporate number listed anywhere and does not seem to reply to their customer service email address. I’ll take my business elsewhere.

  12. John R March 28, 2014 at 7:00 pm - Reply

    I’m writing to express my dissatisfaction with the management and customer service in my neighborhood Compare Supermarket located on 86-02 Northern Blvd, Jackson Heights, NY 11372

    First, in repeated occasions I complained to management for mislabeling items, which says one price on the stand/ isle, and a higher price at the register.

    Second, this morning Saturday March 22 at around 11am, as in other occasions I stand on the express lane which is 10 ITEMS OR LESS, and often there are people with a full cart of more than 40 items, at least.

    As I spoke to the manager STEPHANIE ESPINAL, to express my dissatisfaction for the issue, regretfully she turned my complaint into a disrespectful argument, when all I wanted her was to acknowledge what an EXPRESS LANE was supposed to be for, instead in a rule and disrespectful way, she challenged me to complaint to the corporate offices.

    Because I do appreciate the convenience of your business, before I make a formal complaint to the NEW YORK BETTER BUSINESS BUROUGH, I will await an explanation from COMPARE SUPERMAKETS customer service, regarding such regretfully incidents.

    Thank you in advance

    John R

  13. john March 8, 2014 at 6:25 pm - Reply

    Can somebody help me with this ? i’ve been asking for my store in NYC on 138th for Tart Cherry Juice.Four different managers over seven months .It can’t take that long and can’t be that difficult to order . I drink it because of arthritis. Is there a main crop phone number?
    Thanks JP

  14. Celeste Denecke July 17, 2013 at 4:09 pm - Reply

    Is there a store in the Matthews NC area. Area zip is 28105.
    Thank you

  15. Lourdes February 22, 2013 at 4:42 pm - Reply

    Trying to get address and directions to your Winston-Salem, NC store but not listed in internet. Called the Statesville branch and a man answered and told me he didn’t know where it was located nor the tel.#, that no one in his store knew it and to just drive to Winston-Salem and ask for info. I am 2-3 hrs drive from Winston… I don’t want to waste the trip and gas to find out if there is one or not….

  16. Jo November 7, 2012 at 2:40 pm - Reply

    The store in mycity of Lexington NC does not give the senior discounts,
    can you tell me why and are they suppose to?

    I see it advertised on your website….

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