Los Altos Ranch Market (is a small American chain of grocery stores that operates in the state of Arizona. The stores cater particularly to customers of Hispanic backgrounds and cultures. Also called Cardenas Ranch Markets, Los Altos Ranch Markets carry unique products such as huge handmade tortillas, fresh cotija cheese, mole sauce, and more, in addition to standard grocery items. The store also has an in-store restaurant where traditional Mexican-style foods can be eaten in or taken away.
Los Altos Ranch Market started in 1982 when the family of stores was created to serve the Hispanic populations of different cities in the state of Arizona. The stores started out as “Pro’s Ranch Markets” but were rebranded in 2014. By 2017, Los Altos Ranch Market stores were purchased by Cardenas, another leading chain of supermarkets and grocery stores that cater to Latin-X customers in the area. When the seven stores were purchased by Cardenas, no immediate branding changes were made, but plans were to integrate Los Altos with the existing Cardenas stores.
Discounts and promotions come in the form of a weekly flyer from Los Altos and its parent company, Cardenas. Sales change regularly, but examples include 2-liter bottles of branded soft drinks at 4 for $5, flan for the family for $9.99, or pineapples for 39 cents per pound. Customers can also sign up on the website to receive regular email communication about sales, updates, and more.
In 2021, Los Altos Ranch Market was named as the Best Mexican Grocery Store in Phoenix due to its offerings of not only groceries and pantry items, but its cafeteria-style mini food court that sells freshly made tacos, burritos, quesadillas, and more. Access to pinatas for the kids’ birthday parties is just one of the many perks.
Cardenas, the parent company of the Ranch Markets, has a foundation that provides support to the local community in a variety of ways. Through back-to-school efforts, sweepstakes and giveaways, assistance for families in need, and much more, the Los Altos Ranch Markets are an important part of the community.