Food City was born from the El Paso community, to serve the El Paso community. Our tale began over fifty years ago in 1964, when José Santos opened his first store, El Rancho Mart, on South Stanton Street. He soon outgrew that store and opened our flagship store, Food City, on Alameda Avenue. At first, Food City shared this location with the Aaronson Brothers department store called “Big Star.” But it didn’t take long for Mr. Santos to realize that this space wouldn’t be enough. El Paso was growing fast, and the secret got out that Food City had good eats at better prices.
El Paso’s young, new supermarket soon grew up, expanding into the entire building on Alameda. Shortly after, Food City expaned into two other locations: one farther west on Alameda, and the other farther east on Hunter and Gateway East. Food City was one of the first retailers in the region to use electronic scanning registers in the 1970’s. Today, Food City continues to enhance your shopping experience with current technology. Make sure you check out this week's Weekend Specials, like us on Facebook, follow us on Instagram and Twitter, and most importantly, allow us to connect with you in person!
Why Food City? Glad you asked! Our customers agree that when you shop anywhere else, you’re in danger of paying the highest prices for the lowest quality merchandise. But don’t worry – you’re safe with us! Food City has, and always will offer the best quality food at unbeatable prices – it’s what we do. But we here at Food City believe that satisfying our customer goes above and beyond simply having outstanding deals on superior quality products.
Food City is a local, family business that spans three generations, so when you walk through our doors, you become a member of the Food City family. Naturally, we want our family to feel right at home the entire time you’re here. We work hard to make sure that each and every one of our employees completes a thorough Customer Service Training program. We will greet you with a friendly smile while we help you find exactly what you need. With our superior quality food, our incredibly low prices, and the best staff in town, it’s no wonder you’re smiling.
Maintaining a home doesn’t just stop once the family is fed – sometimes the house needs a little love, too. We have you covered! In 1977, Food City began its partnership with ACE Hardware – the largest hardware co-op in the world with over 5,000 stores worldwide. Together, we can help you take care of your home with all of your plumbing, painting, air conditioning, gardening, hardware, and power tool needs. Chances are, we have the right tool for you already in stock, but if we don’t, we’re more than happy to place a special order and have it shipped to the store for you at no extra charge or delivery fee. We’re also aware that home improvement isn’t always a do-it-yourself project, so sit back, relax, and let us do your glass cutting, pipe threading, key cutting, and window screening for you!
We know that you have lots of things to check off your to-do list, and when you can complete your errands in as few places as possilbe, it makes life a whole lot easier. That's why we offer MoneyGram Money Orders in our stores. MoneyGram Money Orders give you the convenience of cash, and the freedom of a check, without the need for a checking account. So, whether you need a money order to pay rent, pay a bill, or give a gift, we have you covered.