WinCo opening new store in Arizona

WinCo Foods will open its first store in Surprise, Ariz., on Thursday. It will be Boise-based WinCo’s 11th store in the state of Arizona.

The 85,000-square-foot store is at 16925 W. Bell Road and will initially employ about 130 people, about 120 of whom were hired locally.

WinCo Foods is an employee-owned discount grocery chain that began in Boise and now has more than 15,000 employees across more than 100 stores in Washington, Idaho, Nevada, California, Oregon, Arizona, Utah and Texas.

Tony Salcido, the new Surprise store’s manager, came from Reno, Nev., and has 11 years of experience with WinCo. Assistant managers are Alex Carrillo and Joshua Norton, both from WinCo stores in California.