Our Story

As you walk into Food 4 Less prepare yourself for a celebration of color, quality and savings!  Our mission is simple, to provide you and your family with the best values in town.  That means that you can count on our everyday low prices, farm-fresh produce, quality meats, national and specialty brands, and friendly customer service.

A Little History:

1995 PAQ, Inc. acquires two (2) Food 4 Less stores in Stockton, (March Lane & Wilson Way) and one in Lodi, California.
1998 PAQ, Inc. opens Food 4 Less in Weston Ranch located in Stockton, California.
1999 PAQ, Inc. opens the Hammer Lane Food 4 Less location in North Stockton bringing the total Food 4 Less stores in Stockton to four.
2000 Food 4 Less opens in Manteca, California
2002 The City of Los Banos welcomes Food 4 Less to their city
2003 PAQ, Inc. opens Food 4 Less in Salinas, California
2004 May 5 – PAQ, Inc. introduces and opens their newest concept, Rancho San Miguel Market, to the Stockton area.
July 21 – Rancho San Miguel Market opened in Lodi, California
2005 Food 4 Less opens in Ceres, California
2006 PAQ, Inc. acquires the Souza Group Food 4 Less stores in Paso Robles, Atascadero and San Luis Obispo, becoming the leading grocery store in the Independent Warehouse Grocers Association of Northern California (IWGANC) with a total of 14 stores.
2007 May – PAQ, Inc. continues to grow and opened a Rancho San Miguel Market in Merced, California
2008 October 15 – Rancho San Miguel Market Madera, California opens its doors
2012 June 30 – Rancho San Miguel Market Greenfield, California opens its doors
2015 March 4 – Rancho San Miguel Market Livingston, California opens its doors
2017 March 1 – Food 4 Less Arroyo Grande, California opens its doors bringing the total number of stores operated in California to 20
2018 April 18 – PAQ, Inc. expands footprint into Sacramento with opening of Mack Road Food 4 Less store
2019 November 29-PAQ, Inc. becomes a 100% Employee Owned Company
2020 September 16-PAC, Inc. opens a Food 4 Less store on Rio Linda, CA October 7-PAC, Inc. opens a Food 4 Less store in Rancho Cordova, CA
2022 March 2 – PAQ, Inc. opens a new Rancho San Miguel Market in Sacramento, CA
2023 March – PAQ, Inc. Retail Support Centers (Lathrop & Stockton) move to Lodi, CA. The new address is 3021 Reynolds Ranch Parkway, Suite 230-Lodi, CA 95240