Cooke’s is Now Part of the Food City Family
“We’re extremely excited to add the Cooke’s family of stores to our existing Food City locations, which have served the Cleveland community for many years. We plan to make some large investments in the greater Cleveland area to ensure the future success of our new teammates,” said Steven C. Smith, Food City president and chief executive officer.
Family owned and operated
Cooke’s was founded in 1936. The chain is dedicated to providing top-notch customer service, a tradition that has been passed down through four generations. The locations are known for their fresh cut meats, deli, fresh produce, full-service Cooke’s Pharmacy, and community involvement.
Dan Cooke said, “On behalf of the entire family, we thank the Cleveland community, our customers, and our employees for your loyalty and support. It has been a privilege to serve you for the past 86 years. We are grateful that our employees will have the opportunity to continue our commitment to the community.”
Plan to Retain the Cooke’s/Fresh n’ Low Name
While Food City plans to make significant capital investments in the Bradley County and greater Cleveland markets, the company plans to retain the Cooke’s/Fresh n’ Low name and operate both formats in a similar fashion for the immediate future. Food City will also endeavor to hire the vast majority of the store associates, retaining their years of experience. Cooke’s shoppers can expect to find top quality products at the lowest possible prices, including many of the brands they enjoy today.