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Nugget Markets places #5 in FORTUNE Magazine’s “100 Best Companies to Work For”

Woodland, Calif. ย– For the fifth straight year, local family-run grocery store Nugget Market, Inc. has been named to FORTUNE Magazine’s national listing of the “100 Best Companies to Work For,” coming in at No. 5.  The February 8 issue of FORTUNE Magazine, available on newsstands on Monday, January 25, will feature the complete listing of the ‘100 Best Companies to Work For’ and related stories. 

Ranked No. 10 in 2009, #12 in 2008, No. 13 in 2007, No. 33 in 2006, Nugget Markets is known for its devotion to its people.  Creating and maintaining a world-class work environment is the fuel behind the unique spirit and creative energy of the Nugget Markets culture.  Leaders support a healthy work-life balance for associates (employees) and empower all associates by offering growth-in-leadership training, educational opportunities, incentives for job execution excellence, and daily achievement recognition for outstanding performance. With their open-door policy, Nugget Markets ‘servant leaders’ personally listen and respond to associate feedback.  In the midst of a challenging economic climate, Nugget Markets leadership fulfilled associate requests and offered a 10% discount card to each associate.  Nugget Markets has never had a single lay-off in the company’s 84-year history, and the many associate perks include outstanding health benefits and wages.


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‘We’re absolutely blown away by this year’s results!’ says Eric Stille, President and CEO of Nugget Markets, Inc.  ‘Our associates are our brand, and their energy, creativity, diversity, and passion are the foundation of our success.  We’ve got a talented group of dedicated people, and they make us who we are.’

To pick the 100 Best Companies, FORTUNE partners with the Great Place to Work Institute to conduct the most extensive employee survey in corporate America.  Two-thirds of a company’s score is based on the results of the Institute’s Trust Index survey, which is sent to a random sample of employees from each company.  The survey asks questions related to their attitudes about the management’s credibility, job satisfaction, and camaraderie.  The other third of the scoring is based on the company’s responses to the Institute’s Culture Audit, which includes detailed questions about pay and benefit programs and a series of open-ended questions about hiring, communication, and diversity.  Any company that is at least seven years old with more than 1,000 U.S. employees is eligible.

Nugget Market, Inc., family owned and operated since 1926, has nine Northern California locations, in Woodland, Davis, Sacramento, West Sacramento, Roseville, Elk Grove, El Dorado Hills, and Vacaville. The company’s three Food 4 Less stores are located in Vallejo, Cameron Park, and Woodland.