Stepherson, Inc. is an employee owned and locally operated business founded by the Stepherson brothers (Jack, Wesley, and Kenneth) in 1944. We have served the Memphis community continuously since our founding seeking to bring forth the highest levels of quality, service, and selection at the lowest prices possible. The company has grown from a single location, through success and failure to our current form. We operate eight Superlo Foods locations and one Stepherson's location.
We have served the East Memphis area since 1948 when we bought our first location in the White Station area. Since then we have occupied locations at Poplar-Perkins,and Poplar-Colonial. We built our current location at 4744 Spottswood near Colonial in 1981. In late 2006 we completed a 2.5 million dollar expansion to upgrade and update the Spottswood location and prepare us for the next 25 years.
We have been in the Macon Road and Graham Street area since 1950 when our first location was built. Our current location at 3942 Macon Road was built in 1960. We have grown and changed with the neighborhood over the years and look forward to continuing to serve the neighborhood for many years to come.
We began the expansion of our Superlo Foods concept in 2000 when we purchased the former Mega Market location on Covington Pike and reopened as Superlo Foods #2. In 2005, we completed a major decor renovation to this location. In 2013, we completed the replacement of all Meat, Produce, and Dairy coolers as well as all freezers. In addition to our full selection of national and private label brands, we have been able to increase our Latino brand offerings in the grocery, produce, meat, deli, frozen, and dairy departments.
We expanded to North Memphis in 2002 when we purchased a former Piggly Wiggly location at 3327 North Watkins. We reopened this location as Superlo Foods #3. Since then, we have completely remodeled this location, replacing all freezer, dairy, and meat cases, along with a brand new decor package. We are proud to serve the Frayser community.
Our next expansion was to the Hickory Hill community. In August of 2009, we re-opened a former Kroger location at Kirby and Winchester. The store was completely re-done with all new equipment and decor. This is a wonderful community which has welcomed us warmly. We are happy to serve the Hickory Hill community and be a part of it's revitalization.
In October of 2010, Stepherson, Inc. became an Employee Owned Corporation with the formation of our Employee Stock Ownership Program. All of our employees now have the opportunity to become part owners of the business.
In order to better serve our growing number of locations, we moved into a warehouse and central office facility on American Way in the summer of 2011. This has allowed us to purchase better to continue to provide our customers with the lowest prices we possibly can.
We expanded to Mississippi in February, 2012 when we opened a former Schnuck's location on Goodman Road in Southaven, MS as Superlo Foods #5. We have been warmly welcomed in the Southaven community and look forward to serving it for many years to come.
October of 2014, we continued our growth in Memphis with Superlo Foods #6 by purchasing a long time neighbor, Cooper's neighborhood store on Quince Road. The Cooper family joined the Superlo Foods family as we expanded our service in the East Memphis area.
November 1, 2017 we expanded again by opening Superlo Foods #7 at 3071 S. Perkins Rd. We began an extensive remodel of that store immediately after New Year's in January of 2018. The construction is slated to be finished in the late spring of 2018, and we are looking forward to serving the community of Parkway Village with that newer facility.
Beginning in December of 2019 we opened Superlo Foods #8 at 2269 Lamar Ave to serve the communities in and around Orange Mound.
Stepherson, Inc. is focused on continuing our efforts to serve the public through great selection, quality products, and prices you can raise a family on. We continue to re-invest in our community to enhance the lives of all of our customers and associates. We are giving back to our communities through our Community Rewards program. Register your Tax Exempt organization with us, have your phone number keyed in when you checkout, and we will donate up to 3% of your purchase back to your organization.