About: Our Story

Our Story

With a desire to bring the best of the best in Mexican foods to the local community, Rancho San Miguel Markets founders searched far and wide to find just the right combination of products and provide freshness beyond compare.  If you enjoy the Spanish culture, you’ll simply be treated to an experience like no other at Rancho San Miguel Markets.  With a wide variety of products to choose from, from chili peppers to traditionally prepared meats,  you know right away that this isn’t your ordinary supermarket.

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 April 18- Rancho San Miguel Market Ceres, California opens its doors

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