‘Zaw is committed to working with many local, seasonal, organic suppliers, and this new partnership highlights Haggen’s ongoing support of the sustainable local food economy. The fast-growing Northwest pizza company, which recently opened its ninth location in West Seattle, features fresh, made-to-order bake-at-home pizzas and salads that focus on a guideline they term S.O.U.L. – Seasonal, Organic, Unique, Local.
“We’re proud of our local food efforts and are really looking forward to partnering with Haggen, a company that has been a local food pioneer in the Northwest for so many years,” says ‘Zaw co-founder Greg Scott. “We are also excited to get involved with new Northwest communities.”
Added Scott, “‘Our pizzas are made right in front of the customer with fresh, unfrozen, and local ingredients, and this will add to the experience of guests visiting the Haggen stores. This partnership also acts as a great example of two local companies working together in a unique way to complement each other’s businesses.”
For 80 years, Haggen has been proud of its long-standing partnerships with local farmers, ranchers and food purveyors, and this is one more example of the company’s commitment to the local food economy and its desire to bring the best and freshest food experiences to their customers.
Said Clement Stevens, co-president and senior vice president of merchandising at Haggen, “We are extremely excited to be partnering with an up-and-coming Northwest brand that values working with local suppliers. ‘Zaw’s commitment to quality makes it a natural fit for our stores, and we look forward to providing our guests with another unique Northwest food experience.”
Haggen has long been a leader in providing innovative in-store services to better meet the needs of their customers. In 1941, it was the first grocery store in the region to offer the first self-service meat department. In 1951, it offered our customers an in-store scratch bakery. Haggen has the first in-store FTD Floral Department (1979), was the first grocery store in region to be open 24 hours (1982), the first to have fresh seafood on ice (1986), and first grocery store in U.S. with an in-store Starbucks coffee store (1989).
About ‘Zaw Artisan Bake-at-Home Pizza
Since opening the first location in late 2008, ‘Zaw has been featuring handmade bake-at-home pizzas, salads and desserts using the freshest ingredients with authentic and unique Northwest flavors. Caring about where food originates with a variety of seasonal, organic, and locally sourced ingredients, along with Northwest beer and wine pairing options, ‘Zaw aims to create memorable and the best of at-home dining experiences.
‘Zaw operates nine Seattle and area locations and can also be found at various Farmers Market locations as well. For more information about ‘Zaw, please visit www.zaw.com
Founded in 1933, Haggen, Inc. is one of the Pacific Northwest's leading grocery chains. The Bellingham, Washington-based company operates 20 stores in Washington and Oregon under the Haggen Northwest Fresh and TOP Food & Drug names and employs over 2000 people.
Haggen is dedicated to providing its guests with the best of the Northwest. For 80 years, it has supported regional farms, ranches, fisheries and other businesses, creating a lasting and sustainable local food economy. Haggen is also deeply rooted in the communities it serves, providing support to local events and partnerships. For more information about what’s happening at Haggen, visit haggen.com and top-foods.com.