As of Mar 26, 2017, the company operated 308 locations throughout the Western US, including 248 Smart & Final stores and 60 Cash & Carry stores, as well as 15 stores in Northwestern Mexico in a joint venture.

In fiscal 2016, the company opened 33 new Smart & Final Extra! Stores, converted 6 Legacy stores to Extra! format stores and closed 8 Legacy stores, in addition to opening 4 Cash & Carry stores. During the first quarter of fiscal 2017, the company opened 3 new stores.

All stores are leased, typically for initial terms of 15 to 20 years, with renewal options of 5 to 15 years.

Stores are located primarily in areas with higher concentrations of businesses in both smaller and mid-sized shopping centers and at stand-alone sites. In 2008, the company launched a transformational initiative to convert Legacy Smart & Final stores to larger format stores called Extra!. At the end of the second quarter, there were 172 Extra! and 94 Legacy Smart & Final Stores. Legacy Smart & Final stores average approximately 16,000 square feet. Extra! stores average approximately 28,000 square feet. Cash & Carry stores average approximately 20,000 square feet.

Store growth6.2%10.5%8.7%5.8%2.1%0.4%
Total gross square feet (M)7,3887,2616,0345,3434,8994,756
Total gross square feet growth11.5%20.3%12.9%9.1%3.0%1.2%
Avg store gross sq ft24,00023,80021,90021,00020,40020,200
Avg store gross sq ft growth5.0%8.9%3.9%3.0%0.9%0.8%