Our Values

Are More Than Just Our Low Prices

Anthony J. Rouse, Founder

Local is in
our DNA

My grandfather, Anthony J. Rouse, Sr., learned the produce business by working for his father’s packing and shipping company. In 1960 he opened his first grocery store, a modest 7,000-foot store in Houma, Louisiana, with his cousin, Ciro DiMarco. My father, Donald, and my uncles, worked at the store after school and on weekends.

Pa built his first supermarket in our hometown of Thibodaux in 1975. By then my great Uncle Ciro had retired and my dad had taken over his role. Over the next three decades, Pa, dad and my uncles built our company into the largest independent grocery in Louisiana and then one of the largest independents in the United States. Pa continued to help the company until his death in 2009. Our commitment to buying, hiring and investing local is his legacy. – Donny Rouse, CEO, 3rd Generation

Our Values


More than 60 years ago, our founder, Anthony J. Rouse, Sr., pledged to give the customer two things: the best quality and the best price. That promise still holds true today, three generations later.


We support local growers, producers and suppliers. As a local and family-owned company, we are committed to making the communities we serve better places to live and work for all.


We hold ourselves and our vendors to the highest quality standards every day. If you see our name on a product, you can trust it’s good.


Our team members make us who we are. It’s not just what’s on our shelves, it’s who is in our stores that makes us successful.


We are committed to making our customers feel at home every time they shop with us.