The Persian cucumbers are constantly a mob scene. Unattended shopping carts are strewn haphazardly round the border for the display, producing a kind of Thunderdome-esque enclosure. In close proximity, retirement-eligible shoppers elbow each other while pawing through the heap of veggies, looking for some mystery cucumber that is magical. Or in other words, a few dozen magical secret cucumbers — at 69 cents a lb, one could afford to stock up.
Thank you for visiting Super King, L.A. ’s most beloved worldwide grocery store.
Recognized because of its massive variety of imported products and wallet-friendly prices, Super King views base traffic of almost 200,000 clients per week — it might just take Staples Center 10 evenings to accomplish this type of volume.
Established in Anaheim in 1993, this independent, Armenian-owned company now has eight places in Los Angeles and Orange counties. In a market fighting to combat what analysts describe as a “retail apocalypse, ” with stores from major chains closing and customers increasingly shopping on the net, Super King isn’t only surviving but thriving.