Quality Food Centers, or QFC, was started by Jack Croco in the 1950s. He originally was working for Albertsons supermarkets and after gaining extensive experience he opened his own grocery store in 1955. They eventually renamed their stores to QFC in 1963.
Today QFC has over 75 stores in Washington and Oregon. Much of the expansion has not been just by opening their own stores, but by acquiring and renaming failing stores. Also, QFC is owned by the Kroger Corporation.
QFC has many retail positions available. These will include sales clerks such as cashiers, stock people, baggers, and warehouse workers. These are generally considered hourly positions his wages will very from area to area. They also have several management positions such as leaves, supervisors, store managers, and assistant managers.
QFC also has many hourly positions at their distribution center. Those working at the distribution center will be responsible for ensuring that merchandise leaves on time so that they may reach the store with plenty of shelf life left. The distribution center also has management positions to ensure smooth operation.
Manufacturing brands ridicule of FC label takes place at one of their many manufacturing facilities. Quite often these will be at bakeries, dairies, ice cream production facilities, and beverage facilities. These positions could be hourly or managerial depending on the product and related company you are working with.
QFC job benefits (owned by Krogers) include:
- Medical Plan
- Prescription Drug Plan
- Dental Plan
- Vision Plan
- 401(K) Retirement Savings Account Plan, with company match
- Company-Paid Life Insurance
- Voluntary Life Insurance
- Personal Accident Insurance
- Dependent Group Life Insurance
- Company-Paid Salary Continuation
- Long-Term Disability Insurance
- Long Term Care Insurance
- Health & Dependent Day Care Flexible Spending Accounts
- Group Legal
- Group Homeowners and Auto Insurance
- Stock Purchase Plan
- Employee Assistance Plan
- Paid Vacation Program
- Merit Increases
- Incentives Program
- Credit Union Membership
- Company-Paid Continuing Education Program
- Professional Liability Coverage
QFC is one of many grocery stores that also contain a pharmacy. Positions in the pharmacy include pharmacist, pharmacy student internship, and pharmacy technician.
To qualify for any of these positions you must have either an advanced degree pharmaceutical sciences, a certification as a pharmacy technician for the state in which you're living, or for the internship to be enrolled in a pharmaceutical sciences degree program.