Kent’s Market in Roy, Utah celebrated its reopening after an extensive remodel that took place over the past 14 months. The store, located at 3535 West 5600 South in Roy, held a ribbon-cutting ceremony on February 3. 

Following the Pledge of Allegiance, Miss Roy Macy McCormack sang the national anthem. Then Roy Mayor Robert Dandoy spoke to those gathered to celebrate, followed by Jon Fawson, president and CEO of Kent’s.  

“A lot of my life has been spent in this store. I grew up in Roy. Roy is my community,” said Jon. “Twenty-one years ago I had an opportunity…I walked into a trailer, out in the mud (before the store was complete) and my entire life changed. I met a man who (Kent) understood what life is about, helping other people, giving other people opportunity, helping them to grow.”

Other speakers expressed gratitude for Associated Food Stores and the support provided by the AFS team.

“We couldn’t do it without Associated Food Stores,” said Kati Calhoon from Kent’s. “What an amazing company to partner with. We thank the leadership at AFS, Toby, Brian, Jessica, Emily all of you…I can’t thank you enough, none of us can.”

During the remodel, the overall aesthetic of the store was also updated, making it a more enjoyable shopping experience for the residents of Roy. A few of the major changes included the relocation of the pharmacy with a new patient walk-up window, the addition of a new beer cave and new product cases.