Fresh products. And fresh thinking.
At Yoke’s, being your neighborhood grocer is about more than stocking nature’s best products at a fair price – it’s a promise to create a better experience, in and beyond the store. It’s rounding up the freshest local products from area farms. It’s remaining locally owned, employee owned, and active in our communities. It’s a focus on environment, finding innovative ways to offer a greener shopping experience. But above all, it’s a commitment to help you live the fresh life.
Our rich history.
From the time Marshall and Harriet Yoke opened their first 2,500 square foot store in ’46, through the Chuck Yoke-directed expansion decades of the 60’s through the 90’s, Yoke’s has always managed to keep the customer as its first priority.
A constant innovator within the industry, in 1955, Yoke’s became the region’s first true Supermarket by offering a Snack Bar with prepared meals. In 1975, Chuck Yoke opened one of the region’s first “Warehouse Market” formats, allowing customers to mark their own items and save money. He later became one of the first in the area to add full-service delis, pharmacies and floral departments.
And because Chuck believed so much in the people that helped him to build the Yoke’s grocery empire, in 1990, he sold the stores to his employees, leading the way for employee-owned enterprise in our area.
Today, John Bole is leading the company in an equally bold and aggressive manner with the Yoke’s Fresh Market concept—creating a truly unique shopping experience that continues to focus on the customer by delivering high-quality products at refreshingly low prices.