Lee’s Marketplace Opens New Herriman Location 

On Feb. 23, Lee’s Marketplace grand-opened their newest location. Located in Herriman, Utah, the 35,000-square-foot store packs in everything customers would need from a local grocer and makes an amazing statement with their superb, fresh food offering.

Lee’s held their grand opening and ribbon-cutting event at 10 a.m. and saw great attendance and support. Shari Badger, co-owner of Lee’s, started the event. During her speech, Shari shared the long and successful history of the company, starting with their first store in Smithfield, Utah to today with the Herriman store. This store marks Lee’s seventh location. “With the addition of this store,” said Shari, “We now have over 1,000 employees at Lee’s.” 

Lee’s is a proud supporter of local Utah communities, and the Lee’s team strives to provide the best possible shopping to their guests. Shari added, “Our goal is to provide our shoppers and team with fun and enjoyable shopping experiences. This is what helps us stand out from many of the big chains here in Utah.” 

Herriman’s current mayor, Lorin Palmer, spoke at the event. “As Mayor, I could not be more excited to welcome the Lee’s family into our community. The way we put it is, ‘We are Herriman. And today, Lee’s is Herriman,’” said Palmer. 

Steve Miner, president of MDI represented Associated Food Stores (AFS) at the Lee’s grand opening. “We are truly grateful for our long-standing partnership with Lee’s,” said Steve. “The Badger family are an important part of every community they serve. They care and are making critical investments in so many important Utah communities, helping with new development and bringing jobs to places that need them.” 

Jon Badger, co-owner of Lee’s, wrapped up the morning’s festivities. Jon took time to thank the many partners involved in helping to dream of and build the amazing store. “It truly takes a village to build a grocery store,” said Jon. Jon was very thankful to AFS and the various supporting teams at AFS for their assistance.  

“I am often asked ‘what makes Lee’s different?’” said Jon. “We are family – from our amazing team to the many families we serve throughout Utah. Our goal is to make sure our shoppers and team have a fun and enjoyable experience every time they step into our stores.” With this latest addition to the Lee’s chain, they are well on their way to bringing smiles to so many people and families. 

Steve Miner also shared, “It has been impressive to watch Jon Badger grow up in the industry. He has become an amazing leader for the Lee’s organization. I dare say that without Jon’s leadership, Lee’s would have far fewer locations today.”

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