Before & After Photos:
We have converted 9 stores to date. Lee's Food Market, Radman's Produce Market, Ana’s Market, Daldas Groceries, Amigos Market, Friendly Market, Midcity Market & Deli, Fox Market, and Palou Market!
Lee’s Food Market
“I am delighted to be one of the first stores in the San Francisco to undergo this renovation. We are longtime members of this community and we want to support the health and safety of our customers and our neighbors. By offering healthier products, setting up our store in a more appealing way and removing most alcohol and tobacco advertising, we have seen real benefits. Our sales are up and we no longer have as many problems on the sidewalk in front of our store. We are proud to be part of making this community healthier.”— Naif Jaber, Lee’s owner
Radman’s Produce Market
"When I found out we'd been picked to be the neighborhood model for a healthy store, I was very excited, but wasn't surprised. We're the perfect example of what can be done. We're in a good location. We've never have sold alcohol and won't sell drug paraphernalia, we were already selling some fruit and vegetables, but needed to do more, and I really love to learn how to make things better.“
“We want to provide a welcoming place with friendly customer service, where customers can find what they need" said Thelma Orozco and Bayardo Talavera, owners of Ana's Market. "Having the confidence and support we need to be able to supply healthier products, we can now engage more closely with our customers and ensure products are fresh and available by restocking produce up to three times a week.”
“I’m thrilled to welcome the community today to our remodeled store,” said Daldas owner Satwinder Multani “I’m proud of the changes we made, and that we will offer our neighbors the opportunity to enjoy a healthier lifestyle with better food and beverage options.”
“I am happy that we are helping to build a better community and a better environment,” said Amigo’s owner Nageeb Quraish. “It’s encouraging because we are selling more fruit and vegetables and I’ve noticed it’s had a positive change. Our store is now known for having good, healthy food and this helps us get new customers.”
“I’m thrilled to showcase our new and improved store,” said Friendly Market owner Taufik Mohsen. “I am proud to play a key role in enhancing the health and satisfaction of the neighborhood.”
Mid City Market & Deli
“We’re proud to offer healthier options,” said Mid City Market co-owner Eyad (“Eddie”) Shqair. “We are a neighborhood store, not a big chain, so we are in a position to serve our neighborhood – and we know that we can expand our business by offering more healthy merchandise in the store. It’s good for us, and it’s good for our neighbors.”
“We at Fox Market are excited to be a part of the TL Healthy Corner Store Coalition and HealthyRetailSF program. And we thank everyone involved for making it a great success.” -Mandeep Behl.
"I want to give back to the community and help people eat healthy so I remodeled the store", said Ali Saeed, owner of Palou Market. "A child came into the store and tried to buy candy, soda and chips every day so I say, why don't you grab a banana or an apple? Its sweet and delicious, but you'll get more benefit from it. I've see children change their habits. I'm a good salesman".
Save Mor Mart
“We’ve been a part of this community for over 20 years, and when we moved our store, we saw an opportunity to change our products and provide more healthy options for our neighbors,” said Abdullah Joseph, co-owner. “We appreciated the help from the community and the Healthy Retail SF program to make this change, and we are looking forward to increased business,” - Sam Joseph, co-owner.
“I want Salem to be a store that serves the community by offering people a larger variety of produce, milk, and other healthy items. Being a part of the Healthy Retail SF program helps me to keep up with the times. Corner stores need to start carrying healthy items, because this is what people want to purchase. Being a part of the program helps me to achieve that." - EJ (Saed Zaki Nijem), owner of Salem Market.