The country’s largest grocery chain in Asia – 99 Ranch Market – will soon move to Macy’s, Target, and Century Theaters as an anchor tenant at Westfield Oakridge Mall in South San Jose.
An opening is expected in late summer, company and shopping malls have announced. The grocery store is located between Macy’s and Living Spaces to the northwest of central Blossom Hill Road.
This 99 ranch will be the chain’s first mall location and first new concept store in California. It is touted as both a supermarket and a restaurant, with expanded options for store and take-out. It will have a new interior design and new services like roadside collection.
“Guests can expect to enjoy a BBQ area with a delicious selection of grilled meats and cuisines, including the best-selling Hong Kong-style Grill,” the company said in its statement. “The noodle department offers a large selection of soup-based noodles and rice porridge. The dim sum section is perfect for those looking for traditional handmade dumplings, buns, and steamed or baked favorites like rice noodle rolls, steamed pork ribs, and baked pork trains. “
The move of the grocery to one of the Bay Area’s major regional malls reflects the changing retail landscape. Even before the pandemic, Oakridge announced plans to expand its offering to non-traditional tenants.
“We are very excited to welcome 99 Ranch Market to Westfield Oakridge,” said Julian Esposito, general manager of the mall, on Friday. “We are continuously expanding our range to include new and convenient options and give our guests another reason to experience the really varied retail mix in the center.”
The South San Jose supermarket will be the Taiwanese-American chain’s 54th US store. CEO Roger H. Chen founded Orange County’s 99 Ranch in 1984 and the main office remains there.