Susanville Supermarket celebrates 20th anniversary
Susanville Supermarket employees gather in the produce section for a photograph as the locally owned store celebrates its 20th anniversary of service to the community. Photo by Aura Whittaker
Susanville’s Hometown Proud IGA store, Susanville Supermarket celebrates 20 years in business with a host of store promotions to share with its customers.
But as owners Rick and Anna Stewart celebrate a successful 20 years, they give all the credit to their employees and their customers.
“We’re proud to be here, and we really want to thank the community for letting us build our lives here and be part of this community,” Rick said. “This building is just four block walls. What makes the difference is the people who work here and the customers who shop here. In the past 20 years we’ve really made an effort to make Susanville our home. As a result, we’ve been able to provide hundreds of jobs that provide a living wage and the opportunity for kids to go to college, the opportunity for young people to develop their work skills, and more importantly their work ethic. One of the things I’m most proud of is we were able to come in and conduct business in such a fashion that it wasn’t just about the bottom line. It never has been.”