Bashas’ supermarkets began in 1932, when brothers Ike and Eddie Basha, Sr. opened the first Bashas’-branded grocery store five miles south of Chandler. Since then, the grocer has been a part of the fabric of Arizona, growing the company from one location to more than 100 statewide under multiple banners. The Basha family name is not only on grocery storefronts across the state; it is also visible in the names of local streets and schools, demonstrating just how engrained into Arizona the family, and the company is.
July 11-12: Attempting to Break a GUINNESS WORLD RECORDS(R) title
On Tuesday, July 12, Bashas’ will roll out the red carpet as it attempts to break a GUINNESS WORLD RECORDS title at Basha High School in Chandler, Ariz., using more than 14,000 doughnuts to assemble a 900-square-foot mosaic of its 90th anniversary logo. The current GUINNESS WORLD RECORDS title for largest doughnut mosaic (logo) was set in January 2012; it featured 7,040 donuts and was 512 square feet in size.
July 18- Sept. 23: Holding a “Community Choice Charity Challenge”
Less than a week after Bashas’ attempts to break a GUINNESS WORLD RECORDS title, the supermarket chain will kick off a “Community Choice Charity Challenge” on Monday, July 18. During the nine weeks that follow, members of the Arizona community will have an opportunity to vote for the 2022 Charity of the Month 501c3 partner that they feel is most deserving of an additional $50,000 in funds from Bashas’.
July 27- Oct. 4: Hosting Weekly Grocery Gift Card Giveaways
Once a week, for 10 weeks, Bashas’ will randomly give away $500 in grocery gift cards. Each grocery week will start with a Wednesday and end on a Tuesday, starting Wednesday, July 27 and ending Tuesday, Oct. 4, to coincide with Bashas’ weekly grocery ads. Shoppers who activate a Personal Thank You (loyalty) offer in their account each week will be automatically entered for a chance to win.
August & September: Makes Additional Donations to Two Nonprofits Based on Team Member Nominations
Bashas’ will award an additional $2,500 to two nonprofits – one in August and the other in September. Bashas’ team members will nominate a local nonprofit that has impacted their life or the life of someone they love. Bashas’ will then select two nominations and make charitable donations to the nonprofits in the name of the Bashas’ team members who suggested them.
Sept. 17-18: Performing Random Acts of Kindness Across the State
Companywide, Bashas’ Family of Stores plans to give $100 to each of its 113 grocery stores in Arizona and New Mexico to perform a random act of kindness for their local community. Whether the store team decides to donate the money to a local food bank/shelter or give the funds to an individual struggling to pay for groceries, each store team will decide where the money will go. Their random acts of kindness will take place between Sept. 17-18.