Retail Supermarkets

Having been in business for over 50 years, DeFranco & Sons now has contracts with large retail supermarkets in the Los Angeles County area. These supermarkets include SafeWay, Albertsons, Trader Joe’s and Super Target. We are their go to source for Fresh Produce and Fresh Nuts and have an outstanding reputation in the entire Los Angeles market. Below you will find a list of supermarkets you can find our products in…


SafeWay is North America’s third largest supermarket chain, with, as of December 29, 2007, 1743 stores located throughout the western and central United States and western Canada.[3] It also operates some stores in the Mid-Atlantic region of the Eastern Seaboard. The company is headquartered in Pleasanton, California.

Albertsons is a supermarket retailer that operates 529 grocery stores in Washington, Oregon, Idaho, Montana, Wyoming, Nevada, California, and certain parts of Utah [1]. Supermarket News ranked parent company Supervalu number five in the 2007 “Top 75 North American Food Retailers”.

Trader Joe’s is a privately held chain of specialty grocery stores headquartered in Monrovia, California. As of June 2010[update], Trader Joe’s had a total of 342 stores.[3] Approximately half of its stores are in California, with the heaviest concentration in Southern California, but the company also has locations in 24 other states and Washington, D.C.

Target, is an American retailing company that was founded in Minneapolis, Minnesota in 1902 as the Dayton Dry Goods Company. In 1962, the company opened its first Target store in nearby Roseville. The Target store concept grew and eventually became the largest division of Dayton Hudson Corporation, culminating in the company changing its name to Target Corporation in 2000. as of May 2010[update], the company has opened stores in every state except Vermont, operating as Target, SuperTarget, and formerly Target Greatland.

Ralphs Grocery Company is a major supermarket chain in the Southern California area. It is the oldest such chain west of the Mississippi River. Ralphs Grocery Company is the largest supermarket division of Cincinnati, Ohio-based retail conglomerate Kroger. In addition to Ralphs supermarkets, the Ralphs Grocery Company operates stores under the Cala Foods, Bell Markets, Food-4-Less, and FoodsCo names in California as well as PriceRite stores in Nevada. PriceRite stores either closed or converted to Food-4-Less.

Smart & Final is a chain of warehouse style food and supply stores based in Los Angeles, CA which developed through a series of mergers and expansions. The oldest of the combined companies was founded in 1871. The company has expanded to over 250 stores in the Western United States and Northern Mexico. While Smart & Final stores target both the foodservice and household markets, the company also operates Smart Foodservice Cash & Carry stores, focusing exclusively on foodservice professionals.

Sam’s Club is a chain of membership-only retail warehouse clubs. Founded in 1983, it is owned and operated by Wal-Mart Stores, Inc., and is named after Wal-Mart founder Sam Walton. As of January 31, 2009 (2009 -01-31)[update], the Sam’s Club chain operated in 48 of the 50 U.S. States,[1] and, as of 2008[update], served more than 47 million U.S. members.[2] Sam’s Club ranks second in sales volume among warehouse clubs behind Costco Wholesale, despite the fact that Sam’s has more retail locations.[3]

Smart & Final is a chain of warehouse style food and supply stores based in Los Angeles, California, which developed through a series of mergers and expansions. The oldest of the combined companies was founded in 1871. The company has expanded to over 250 stores in the Western United States and Northern Mexico.[1]  While Smart & Final stores target both the foodservice and household markets, the company also operates Smart Foodservice Cash & Carry stores, focusing exclusively on foodservice professionals.

Vons is a southern California supermarket chain and a division of Safeway Inc. It is headquartered in Arcadia, California,[1] and operates stores under the Vons and Pavilions banners.