The Talleys talk about Grocery Outlet expansion plans
17 Apr 2019
Local Life and Business, Blog
A lease has been signed by Grocery Outlet to fill the vacant Staples building on South Main Street. The building, which has been vacant since February, will allow Grocery Outlet to double in square footage. “Everything will be brand new including registers, products, fixtures, and coolers,” said David Talley, owner of Grocery Outlet. Dave and Chrystal Talley took over ownership of the store in November of 2017. “The community has been very supportive since we took over and we love working with local organizations to give back.” David and Chrystal work with organizations such as Tehama Together, who distributes food they donate.
The move will allow exciting changes such as expanding the natural and organics section and new coolers to hold cold beer. Employees of Grocery Outlet are very excited about the expansion. Sean Schroeder, the beer and wine manager, says that the changes in his department will have a huge impact, “I’m overall excited and expect sales to increase since we are able to offer cold beer for people grabbing something when heading to an event or to the lake”.
David and Chrystal expect to see an increase in sales with the new marketing and promotions they have planned and with the fresh, new look of the store. They hope to open mid-2019 and expect the expansion will result in hiring 5-10 additional employees.
David and Chrystal Talley both have a background in the grocery business, working in stores such as Food 4 Less, Holiday Market and Save More. David originally grew up in the Corning area and returned five years ago with Chrystal to raise their family. “We love living in Corning and being involved in the Corning community as well.” David coaches Pop Warner football which his son is in, and softball which his youngest daughter is in. His oldest daughter is a cheerleader, plays volleyball and basketball at a local school.