Zupan's Markets

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Zupan’s Markets
Type Grocer
Industry Retail sales
Number of locations 4
Key people Mike Zupan,[1] President
Products Local and global foods, produce, home goods, flowers
Employees approx. 300

Zupan’s Markets is a family-owned neighborhood gourmet grocer serving the Portland metro area with food and wine from local and global sources. There are four markets: three located in Portland on W. Burnside Street, SE Belmont Street, and SW Macadam Avenue; one located in Lake Oswego on Boones Ferry Road.

History[edit]

At the age of 16, John Zupan [2] began work as a courtesy clerk at Sheridan Fruit. He spent subsequent years working in produce—logging 11 years at Fred Meyer as the Produce Manager and Produce District Manager—before founding his business in 1974. Today Zupan’s is run by John’s son Mike,[3] who has been President since 1994. John, while semi-retired, remained involved in the company until his death in 2011.

Neighborhood market locations[edit]

Zupan’s Markets has four locations in the Portland metropolitan area.

Zupan’s Burnside: Operating from a structure originally erected in the 1940s as a Kienow’s Grocery, this store in Portland’s Northwest District since 1994, was expanded and remodeled in 2007. The store’s basement, a former pharmacy, was converted into a wine cellar and tasting/dining room.

Zupan’s Belmont: Established in the thriving Belmont District of Portland in 1996,[4] this 10,000-square-foot (930 m2) store was the former home of Carnation Dairy.[5]

Zupan’s Macadam: This destination opened in 1996, and is at the center of Portland’s South Waterfront.

Zupan's Lake Grove: The newest store opened in the Spring of 2012, and is located in Lake Oswego.

Events[edit]

Zupan’s Markets regularly hosts events, including wine and cheese tasting events in the The Burnside Wine Cellar, and free Sip & Shop events take every Friday and Saturday night at each store.

Charitable Giving[edit]

Charitable giving is a large part of the Zupan’s business philosophy. All proceeds from the Taste of Zupan’s event, held each year, go to the Portland Police Bureau’s Sunshine Division [2]. In 2009 the event, in partnership with The Sunshine Division, provided more than 500 food boxes[6] to families in need. Zupan’s regularly works in partnership with the Portland Police Bureau’s Project Ray of Hope[7] to collect non-perishable foods for families. The company has partnered with the Susan G. Komen Foundation, and in October 2009 donated hundreds of red apples to the American Heart Association’s Go Red Luncheon [3].

References[edit]

  1. ^ Executive Profile - Mike Zupan Portland Business Journal, October 5, 2009.
  2. ^ John Zupan runs grocery business at full throttle Portland Business Journal, December 13, 1996
  3. ^ Executive Profile - Mike Zupan Portland Business Journal, October 2, 2009
  4. ^ With opening of 13 new places, business booming in Southeast Portland's Belmont neighborhood "Oregon Live", August 20, 2010
  5. ^ [1] Smart Growth
  6. ^ Hundreds line up for Sunshine Division food boxes KATU North Portland Community, November 24, 2009
  7. ^ Project Ray of Hope KATU AM Northwest, March 30, 2009

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