A lot has changed since 1914 – the year Salvatore Greco, an Italian immigrant, sold fruits and vegetables in the streets of Tampa. That produce cart became Sweetbay Supermarket, a leading grocer serving customers throughout the West Central Florida. Times change, but our customers still expect the highest-quality produce and meat; good prices and great value.
Salvatore Greco, an Italian immigrant, sold fruits and vegetables in the streets of Tampa.
The Greco family built a store under the name Big Barn in Plant City, Florida. Big Barn grows into a nine-store operation under the name Tampa Wholesale.
The Greco family adopts the name Kash n' Karry. The chain eventually expanded to 116 stores across West Central Florida.
Kash n' Karry is purchased by the Delhaize Group, an international food retailer based in Belgium with activities in 6 countries on 3 continents.
Delhaize announces the retirement of the Kash n' Karry brand and opens a new supermarket called Sweetbay Supermarket. The new chain provides customers with great quality, value, unsurpassed fresh produce and meat, and a unique shopping experience. Sweetbay Supermarket opened its first store in Seminole, Florida, in November 2004.
In just three short years, Sweetbay opens 108 stores
After several years of environmental stewardship and extensive progress on recycling, reducing waste, and rethinking construction, operations, and transportation processes to lessen our impact on the environment, Sweetbay opens its first LEED-certified supermarket in Tarpon Springs, Fla. Click here to learn more about what we are doing today.
Sweetbay has 72 stores throughout West Central Florida, a Distribution Center in Plant City and is headquartered in Tampa.