Shoppers Food Warehouse was founded in 1929 when the Herman brothers opened their own supermarket, called Jumbo Food Store in Washington, D.C. The company continued to grow and add locations until they opened their first store in Virginia, which they named Shoppers Food Warehouse.
Today, the company has more than 55 locations and continues to grow and expand. Most locations average about 55,000 square feet and offer a variety of products and services, including produce, baked goods, meats and seafood, salad bars, cookware, and prepared foods, among other items. The regional chain boasts more than 30,000 everyday low prices with no loyalty card needed. Shoppers is one of the largest supermarket operators in the Washington, DC, metro area, right behind Giant Food Stores.
The company announced in August 2020 that competitor Lidl would acquire 6 of Shoppers locations in Virginia and Maryland.
As of 1999, the company operates a subsidiary of SuperValu, Inc. Company headquarters are located in Bowie, Maryland.