Davis Food City

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Davis Food City
Type Grocery Store
Industry Retail
Founded 1965[1]
Headquarters Houston, Texas
Products Dairy, delicatessen, frozen foods, grocery, meat, produce, snacks
Website www.davisfoodcity.com

Davis Food City was a supermarket chain headquartered Houston, Texas, United States, founded in 1965 and closed in 2007.

It had locations in Houston, Bellaire, and unincorporated Harris County.[2]

In 1980 it had 0.5% of the Houston grocery market, making it the tenth largest grocer in the Houston area. In 1999 it was not among the ten largest Houston grocery chains.[3]

In 1998, Davis Food City became the first tenant and primary anchor in the newly remodeled Houston shopping center, Stella Link.[4]

Davis Food City maintained a corporate policy to be a good corporate citizen in the Houston area, frequently donating food for gift baskets, the community Thanksgiving Dinner for the poor, and responding to the needs of the refugees during Hurricane Katrina disaster in 2005.[5]

In addition to providing the community with a full service retail grocery presence, Davis Food City offered payroll check cashing, cash transfer and wires, money orders, and operated with state-of-the-art check and debit clearing systems.[6]

Grocery supplies for Davis Food City were furnished through Houston-based Grocers Supply Co.[7]

Davis Food City used several slogans including "Your Family's Food For Less," "Great Prices, Great Service, Great Savings," and "Davis Food City is the Place to Be."[8]

Davis Food City stores closed in 2007. In 2008, El Ahorro, a chain of Hispanic/Latino grocery markets, acquired some of the Davis Food City store properties.[9] Houston-area supermarket retailer Sellers Bros. acquired the popular Stella Link shopping center site in 2008.[10][11]

References[edit]

  1. ^ Home page as of June 21, 2007. Davis Food City.
  2. ^ "Store Locations" as of April 9, 2007.Davis Food City.
  3. ^ Sit-DuVall, Mary. "`Right' store was ripe for picking / Randalls joins trend with deal." Houston Chronicle. Saturday July 24, 1999. Business 1. Retrieved on December 1, 2011.
  4. ^ "Retail Rumblings" Houston Business Journal Mar. 29, 1998. http://www.bizjournals.com/houston/stories/1998/03/30/newscolumn6.html?page=all
  5. ^ "Past Corporate Giving." Houston Business Journal, May 4, 2003. http://www.bizjournals.com/houston/stories/2003/05/05/focus4.html
  6. ^ "Grocery Supply nabs LML for check processing deal." Houston Business Journal, Oct. 30, 2002. http://www.bizjournals.com/houston/stories/2002/10/28/daily28.html
  7. ^ Houston Business Journal Oct. 30, 2002. http://www.bizjournals.com/houston/stories/2002/10/28/daily28.html
  8. ^ Davis Food City Web Page http://web.archive.org/web/20070621213333/http://www.davisfoodcity.com/
  9. ^ "Are any Davis City Food locations still open?" Houston Architecture.com HAIF http://www.houstonarchitecture.com/haif/topic/15462-are-any-davis-food-city-locations-still-open/
  10. ^ Weingarten.com "Stella Link Shopping Center" http://www.weingarten.com/retail/property/0017-001/0017-001_mkt_pkg.pdf
  11. ^ Showcase.com "8616-8734 Stella Link Rd. Stella Link Shopping Center" http://www.showcase.com/property/8616-8734-Stella-Link-Road/Houston/Texas/773071

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