Bashas' Supermarkets is a family-owned chain of more than 155 grocery stores and has a staff of over 12,500 employees. Founded in 1932, the chain operates stores under the Food City, AJ s Fine Foods, Sportsman s Fine Wines & Spirits and Eddie s Country Store names. Its stores provide a variety of products, such as wines, grocery supplies, frozen goods, and food and gift items. The chain s stores also operate pharmacies that offer prescription refill and transfer options. Its stores sell products of the Bashas, Food Club, Top Care and Paws brands. In addition, the chain s stores provide gift cards and discount coupons. Bashas' Supermarkets operates a child care center for children between the ages of 2 and 10. The chain additionally maintains a nearly 16-acre distribution center that features a full-service mechanic shop. It has achieved the 2005 Retailer of the Year award from Progressive Grocer Magazine. The chain works in partnerships with Huggies, Nestle and Beech Nut. Bashas' Supermarkets supports several community-based activities, such as food drives and health screening and general awareness programs.