As of Sep 30, 2017, the company operated 140 stores in 19 states in the Southwest, Mountain-West and Midwest.

In fiscal 2017, the company opened 14 new stores. The company plans to open 8 to 10 new stores in fiscal year 2017.

With the exception of 5 stores, all stores are leased, with lease terms typically ranging between 10 and 20 years, with additional renewal options. Of the current leases for stores, 4 expire in fiscal year 2018, 7 expire in fiscal year 2019, 6 expire in fiscal year 2020, 10 expire in fiscal 2021, and the remainder will expire between fiscal years 2022 and 2062.

Stores range from 5,000 to 16,000 selling square feet with an average of 10,600 selling square feet and 16,200 gross square feet, with a typical new store averaging approximately 11,000 selling square feet. New stores are typically located in prime locations which offer easy customer access and high visibility, and many stores are near other supermarkets or gourmet food retailers.

TTM20172016201520142013
Stores1401401261038772
Store growth11.1%11.1%22.3%18.4%20.8%22.0%
Total gross square feet (M)2,2612,2612,0321,6691,3541,098
Total gross square feet growth11.3%11.3%21.8%23.2%23.4%36.9%
Avg store gross sq ft16,10016,10016,10012,10012,10015,200
Avg store gross sq ft growth0.2%0.2%-0.5%4.1%2.1%12.2%