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Cardenas Markets to Assist Families Affected by COVID-19

Cardenas Markets Foundation Established $250,000 Fund to Assist Families Affected by COVID – 19

Ontario, CA. (April 20, 2020) – Local food banks are experiencing an increase in demand and decrease in resources as families impacted by the Coronavirus turn to them for emergency assistance during these unforeseen times.  

As part of its ongoing giving efforts, the Cardenas Markets Foundation is donating funds totaling $60,000 to the following food banks in the areas Cardenas Markets serves:  

Alameda County Community Food Bank will receive a donation in the amount of $20,000.  

Food Bank for Monterey County will receive a donation in the amount of $10,000.  

Food Bank of Contra Costa & Solano will receive a donation in the amount of $10,000.  

Three Square Food Bank in Las Vegas will receive a donation in the amount of $20,000.  

“Cardenas Markets is dedicated to the wellbeing of the neighborhoods where we operate and our commitment to the local community extends past the confines of our stores,” said Marco Robles, Executive Director for Cardenas Markets Foundation.  “Food banks are working hard to help our communities in these most difficult times, and we are pleased to provide this donation to help them advance their efforts,” Robles added.

“We will be serving our community for the duration and we know that this will be a marathon, not a sprint. This contribution will have a direct, positive impact and we know that together, we can strengthen our community,” said Katherine Avila Food & Fund Drive Coordinator for Alameda County Community Food Bank

John Calendar Corporate Relations Manager for Food Bank of Contra Costa & Solano stated, “We are serving more of our neighbors than ever before, and we are deeply grateful for the support of the Cardenas Market Foundation.”

Additionally, Feeding America of Riverside I San Bernardino County, Second Harvest of the Silicon Valley, Inland Valley Hope Partners Pomona and St. Mary’s Food Bank in Arizona recently received gifts totaling $80,000 from the $250,000 fund the Cardenas Markets Foundation established in immediate response to the unprecedented need faced by communities due to the COVID-19 epidemic. 

 For more information about the Cardenas Markets Foundation, contact Marco Robles at mrobles@cmkts.com.

ABOUT CARDENAS MARKETS FOUNDATION: 
The Cardenas Markets Foundation is a stand-alone, 501(c)(3) non-profit corporation. Founded in 2005 and headquartered in Ontario, CA, the organization is notable for its charitable and community engagement efforts that positively impact the life of the communities it serves.  

ABOUT CARDENAS MARKETS, LLC:
Cardenas Markets is headquartered in Ontario, CA, and now operates a total of 51 stores under the Cardenas banner and 7 stores under the Los Altos Ranch Market banner. Today, Cardenas Markets is one of the largest Hispanic grocery chains in the country with stores in California, Nevada, and Arizona.

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Loteria Sweepstakes is Coming to Cardenas Markets!

$750,000 in Prizes Will Be Given Away

Ontario, California (April 5, 2021) – Cardenas Markets is excited to announce the launch of El Gran Sorteo de Loteria® scratcher sweepstakes!  The sweepstakes program will take place from April 7, 2021 through June 1, 2021 in all 59 Cardenas Markets locations. 

“Loteria or as some call it ‘Mexican bingo’ is a beloved game and Hispanic cultural symbol that connects people and celebrates our rich culture,” said Adam Salgado, Chief Marketing Officer for Cardenas Markets.  “The cornerstone of our business is tying culture and community together, and through this Sweepstakes program we continue to bring a piece of authentic Hispanic culture into our stores while providing a fun and engaging opportunity for our customers to potentially win a prize,” Salgado added.

Through the purchase of participating products customers will receive one (1) scratcher game piece for a chance to win either an Instant Prize or receive a unique game code for other opportunities to win*.   These opportunities may include a chance to play in our Loteria Tournament.  Winners of the Loteria Tournament are expected to win Groceries for a Year or a brand-new car.

For more information regarding the company’s Sweepstakes and official rules visit: https://cardenasmarkets.com/loteria.                                                                         

ABOUT CARDENAS MARKETS, LLC:
Cardenas Markets is headquartered in Ontario, CA, and now operates a total of 52 stores under the Cardenas banner and 7 stores under the Cardenas Ranch Market banner. Today, Cardenas Markets is one of the largest Hispanic grocery chains in the country with stores in California, Nevada, and Arizona.  For more information visit cardenasmarkets.com. 

*No purchase necessary; purchase does not increase your odds of winning. 

Prabash Coswatte Named Chief Administration Officer for Cardenas

Ontario, California (February 11, 2021) – Cardenas Markets is pleased to announce the promotion of Prabash Coswatte to the role of Chief Administration Officer.  

In this position Coswatte will continue to report directly to Doug Sanders, Chairman and CEO for Cardenas Markets, and will oversee the operations of the company’s Information Technology, Data Integrity, Scanning, Receiving, Maintenance, Construction, and Real Estate departments.

Coswatte joined Cardenas Markets as Chief Information Officer in 2019 bringing extensive project management and information technology experience gained throughout the course of his professional career.  Prior to joining Cardenas Markets, he served as Chief Information Officer for another Hispanic Grocer, Vice President – Enterprise Program Management for 99 Cents Only Stores, Sr. Project Manager for Cambridge Associates LLC, and Senior Consultant for Deloitte Consulting.

Additionally, Coswatte attended West Virginia University and holds a Master of Business Administration Degree from the University of Phoenix.  

ABOUT CARDENAS MARKETS, LLC:Cardenas Markets is headquartered in Ontario, CA, and now operates a total of 53 stores under the Cardenas banner and 7 stores under the Cardenas Ranch Markets banner. Today, Cardenas Markets is one of the largest Hispanic grocery chains in the country with stores in California, Nevada, and Arizona.  For more information visit cardenasmarkets.com. 

Always Fresh, Always Authentic!

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Leticia G. Espinoza Named Chief Legal Officer for Cardenas Markets

Ontario, California (January 13, 2021) – Cardenas Markets is pleased to announce the promotion of Leticia G. Espinoza to the role of Chief Legal Officer.  

In this position Espinoza will continue to report directly to Doug Sanders, Chairman and CEO for Cardenas Markets, and will continue to oversee the day-to-day operations of the company’s Legal, Risk Management, Quality Assurance, Payroll, Human Resources and Training departments.

“Leticia has demonstrated strong initiative, stellar leadership skills and has proven to be an invaluable legal resource,” Sanders stated.  “She also possesses strong business acumen which enables our company to align, achieve and advance our business priorities in compliance with government and regulatory guidelines,” Sanders added.

Espinoza joined Cardenas Markets as General Counsel and Corporate Secretary in 2019 and brings over 23 years of legal experience to her new role.  Prior to joining the Cardenas Markets team she served as direct in-house legal counsel for another Hispanic grocer.  Espinoza has served both publicly traded and privately held organizations and has extensive experience in the areas of Corporate law, Labor and Employment law, Legal Department Organization and Management, Human Resources, Risk Management, Compliance, Construction, Real Estate and Financial Services.

Additionally, Espinoza holds a Bachelor of Arts degree from the University of Southern California and a Juris Doctor degree from Cornell Law School.  She also serves on the Board of Directors for the Cardenas Markets Foundation.  

ABOUT CARDENAS MARKETS, LLC:Cardenas Markets is headquartered in Ontario, CA, and now operates a total of 53 stores under the Cardenas banner and 7 stores under the Cardenas Ranch Markets banner. Today, Cardenas Markets is one of the largest Hispanic grocery chains in the country with stores in California, Nevada, and Arizona.  For more information visit cardenasmarkets.com. 

Always Fresh, Always Authentic!

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Cardenas Markets Foundation Now Accepting Applications

Ontario, California (January 13, 2021) – The Cardenas Markets Foundation continues its commitment to supporting the communities it serves by providing $120,000 in scholarship funds to students in the areas where Cardenas Markets operates.

In sum, 60 scholarships totaling $2,000 each will be awarded for the 2021 – 2022 academic year.  Recipients will be selected based on their academic qualifications, financial need, leadership attributes and commitment to serving their local community. 

“The Cardenas Markets Foundation is committed to helping students advance their educational goals,” said Marco Robles, Executive Director for the Cardenas Markets Foundation.  “We understand that educational costs continue to increase, and we are pleased to help defray some of these costs for our future leaders,” Robles added.

Students can learn more and apply by visiting https://cardenasmarkets.com/scholarships


CARDENAS MARKETS FOUNDATION: 
The Cardenas Markets Foundation is a stand-alone, 501(c)(3) non-profit corporation. Founded in 2005 and headquartered in Ontario, CA, the organization is notable for its charitable and community engagement efforts that positively impact the life of the communities it serves.  

ABOUT CARDENAS MARKETS, LLC:
Cardenas Markets is headquartered in Ontario, CA, and now operates a total of 52 stores under the Cardenas banner and 7 stores under the Los Altos Ranch Market banner. Today, Cardenas Markets is one of the largest Hispanic grocery chains in the country with stores in California, Nevada, and Arizona.  For more information visit cardenasmarkets.com. 

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Cardenas Markets Partners with Instacart

Ontario, California (December 17, 2020) – Cardenas Markets is pleased to announce it has partnered with Instacart to provide its customers a convenient new way to shop for its wide variety of fresh and authentic offerings from the convenience of home.

“Cardenas Markets realizes the needs of our customers and communities are rapidly shifting,” said Adam Salgado, Chief Marketing Officer for Cardenas Markets. “We are committed to adapting with our customers and our partnership with Instacart allows us to further meet their essential food needs by providing convenient shopping solutions alongside excellent customer service,” Salgado continued.

“We know that families across California are looking for safe and reliable shopping options this season from the retailers they know and love. We’re proud to partner with Cardenas Markets to bring their incredible selection of fresh foods to customers in as fast as an hour,” said Andrew Nodes, Vice President of Retail at Instacart. “We’re dedicated to supporting beloved grocers like Cardenas Markets to ensure that they can connect with and serve their customers online now and into the future.”  

Cardenas Markets customers can access Instacart home delivery service by visiting www.instacart.com/cardenas-marketplace. Instacart delivery starts at $3.99 for same-day orders over $35. With an Instacart Express membership, customers receive unlimited free deliveries on all orders over $35.

Instacart’s delivery service for Cardenas Markets will be available in Las Vegas, Nevada as well as the following communities in California:  Calexico, Cathedral City, Coachella, Colton, Corona, East Palo Alto, El Centro, Fontana, Gilroy, Hayward, Hesperia, Indio, Lake Elsinore, Merced, Modesto, Montclair

Moreno Valley, Murrieta, Oakland, Ontario, Perris, Pittsburg, Pomona, Rialto, Riverside, Salinas

San Bernardino, San Jacinto, San Jose, San Rafael, Vallejo, Victorville, Watsonville and Whittier.

ABOUT INSTACART:Instacart is the leading online grocery platform in North America. Instacart shoppers offer same-day delivery and pickup services to bring fresh groceries and everyday essentials to busy people and families across the U.S. and Canada. Instacart has partnered with more than 500 beloved national, regional and local retailers, including unique brand names, to deliver from nearly 40,000 stores across more than 5,500 cities in North America. Instacart’s delivery service is available to 85% of U.S. households and 70% of Canadian households. The company’s cutting-edge enterprise technology also powers the ecommerce platforms of some of the world’s biggest retail players, supporting their white-label websites, applications and delivery solutions. Instacart offers an Instacart Express membership for unlimited free delivery on orders over $35. For more information, visit www.instacart.com. For anyone interested in becoming an Instacart shopper, visit https://shoppers.instacart.com/.

ABOUT CARDENAS MARKETS, LLC:Cardenas Markets is headquartered in Ontario, CA, and now operates a total of 53 stores under the Cardenas banner and 7 stores under the Cardenas Ranch Markets banner. Today, Cardenas Markets is one of the largest Hispanic grocery chains in the country with stores in California, Nevada, and Arizona.  For more information visit cardenasmarkets.com. 

Always Fresh, Always Authentic!

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Cardenas Markets Cocinas Partner with DoorDash

Ontario, California (December 2, 2020) – Cardenas Markets has partnered with DoorDash to provide a convenient way for customers to experience the wide variety of fresh and authentic Hispanic dishes prepared daily from its famous Cocinas.

“As the needs of our customers and communities continue to shift, as well as their desire to have expanded accessibility to our authentic goods and services, our customers can count on Cardenas Markets to adapt with them,” said Adam Salgado, Chief Marketing Officer for Cardenas Markets.  “We’re very excited to bring the convenience of delivery of our delicious, freshly prepared Cocina menu items to our valued customers who are looking for ways to enjoy our authentic offerings from the comfort of their home,” Salgado continued.

To place an order, customers can select their nearest Cardenas Markets location in the DoorDash app or on the website, choose their meals then checkout.  Customer will also be able to track their order as it’s prepared, picked up and delivered by their DoorDash driver, who will leave the items at their door for a contactless experience. 

ABOUT DoorDash:Founded in 2013, DoorDash is a San Francisco-based technology company passionate about transforming local businesses and dedicated to enabling new ways of working, earning, and living. Today, DoorDash connects customers with their favorite local and national restaurants in

more than 4,000 cities across the US, Canada, Puerto Rico and Australia. By building intelligent, last-mile delivery technology for local cities, DoorDash aims to connect people with the things they care about—one dash at a time.

ABOUT CARDENAS MARKETS, LLC:Cardenas Markets is headquartered in Ontario, CA, and now operates a total of 53 stores under the Cardenas banner and 7 stores under the Cardenas Ranch Markets banner. Today, Cardenas Markets is one of the largest Hispanic grocery chains in the country with stores in California, Nevada, and Arizona.  For more information visit cardenasmarkets.com. 

Always Fresh, Always Authentic!

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Cardenas Markets to Open in Montclair, CA

Ontario, California (October 7, 2020) – Cardenas Markets will officially open its doors to the community of Montclair, CA on Wednesday, October 14, 2020.  Built from the ground-up, the company’s 60th store is located at 5281 Holt Blvd. and stands at 41,652 sq. ft.

Customers will find an exceptional variety of fresh and authentic product offerings that celebrate life, family and culture at amazing prices in a convenient, fun and festive environment.  

“Connecting culture and community through authentic offerings and fresh products are the foundation of our business,” said Adam Salgado, Chief Marketing Officer for Cardenas Markets. “Whether Montclair shoppers are seeking authentic ingredients for recipes that go back generations or experiencing our flavors and culture for the first time, we are committed to delivering our customers a stellar in-store experience that connects them to real flavors and real people who truly care,” Salgado continued.  

The company’s new Montclair location features:

  • A colorful Produce Department with a wide-array of perfectly ripe, seasonal fruits and vegetables from the USA and Latin America at affordable prices
  • A Full-Service Meat Department with fresh cuts of beef, pork, and chicken cut daily, in addition to a large selection of seafood 
    • An authentic Mexican Cocina where customers can savor the flavors of Cardenas’ signature carnitas, tamales, taquería classics and enjoy great Daily Deal options
    • A Tortilleria featuring authentic corn tortillas made by utilizing traditional Nixtamal technique in addition to flour tortillas and masa made from scratch
  • A Bakery filled with specialty pastries, desserts, cakes, pan dulce and bolillos baked fresh daily 
  • A Café and Juice Bar offering natural juices, healthy smoothies, specialty coffee and delicious teas

Through the opening of its newest store, Cardenas Markets will bring approximately 100 new jobs to Montclair.  To further demonstrate its community support, the Cardenas Markets Foundation will make donations totaling $15,000 to Inland Valley HOPE Partners ($5,000), Montclair High School ($5,000), and Food For Life Ministry ($5,000).

As the company opens its Montclair location, it will do so in compliance with local health and CDC guidelines related to COVID-19.  The company has implemented strong health and safety protocols to best serve its Team Members and customers.

The store will operate from daily from 7:00 a.m. – 10:00 p.m.

ABOUT CARDENAS MARKETS, LLC:Cardenas Markets is headquartered in Ontario, CA, and now operates a total of 53 stores under the Cardenas banner and 7 stores under the Cardenas Ranch Markets banner. Today, Cardenas Markets is one of the largest Hispanic grocery chains in the country with stores in California, Nevada, and Arizona.  For more information visit cardenasmarkets.com. 

Always Fresh, Always Authentic!

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Cardenas Markets Celebrates Hispanic Heritage Month in a Big Way

Ontario, California (September 15, 2020) – Cardenas Markets will celebrate Hispanic Heritage Month, September 15 through October 15, by thanking customers for their patronage and loyalty. 

During the month-long celebration, the company will have daily prize drawings in every store across the entire chain. Over 1,800 prizes totaling $250,000 will be given away. 

“As we celebrate Hispanic Heritage Month, we also celebrate our valued customers,” said Adam Salgado, Chief Marketing Officer for Cardenas Markets.  “We thank them for allowing us to bring the freshest products that celebrate life, family and Hispanic culture to life daily,” Salgado added.

To enter the daily prize drawings customers need to do one of the following:

• Purchase participating products from Cardenas Markets Savings Guide

• Make a minimum grocery purchase of $30

• Visit Cardenas Markets in-store customer service booth to obtain an entry form

ABOUT CARDENAS MARKETS, LLC:
Cardenas Markets is headquartered in Ontario, CA, and now operates a total of 52 stores under the Cardenas banner and 7 stores under the Los Altos Ranch Market banner. Today, Cardenas Markets is one of the largest Hispanic grocery chains in the country with stores in California, Nevada, and Arizona.  For more information visit cardenasmarkets.com. 

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