TAWA Supermarket brings ethnic food mainstream with more than 25 Asian-American grocery stores. Operated under the 99 Ranch Market banner, the chain is primarily found in California, but it also has locations in Georgia, Nevada, and Washington. In addition to groceries, fresh seafood, and produce, 99 Ranch Market stores sell everything from Chinese DVDs to ginseng. Founded in 1984 by a Taiwanese expatriate, Roger Chen, to serve immigrants who craved the food products of their homeland, 99 Ranch Market has grown to become the biggest Asian supermarket retailer in California.
The fast-growing chain is expanding with stores slated to open soon in Concord, California, and in a new market, Houston, Texas. – less