At Joe V’s, we are proud of our hard-working partners. One partner who really goes above and beyond is Onofre, known as Ono, who will be managing our 9th store in Pasadena. We sat down with him recently to hear about his story, his tips for Joe V’s shoppers, and more!
Ono is one of the original Joe V’s crew – coming over from H-E-B to help start Store #1, 8 years ago. Ono remembers that it was “a scary leap of faith,” but that the store quickly became “a place the community really gravitated to.” Since then, Ono has worked in 3 other Joe V’s stores and is currently back at Joe V’s #1, until he moves to the Pasadena store.
“I’m very thankful for the opportunity that I’ve been given and the ability to impact other partner’s lives. It’s a really fast paced environment, and it’s a lot of hard work, but it’s so rewarding at the end, when you see all we’ve accomplished at the stores and how great our prices are,” said Ono.
Ono’s no stranger to hard work and hard times – last year, his house took in several feet of water during Hurricane Harvey. Joe V spoke to us about Ono’s dedication during this time; “The whole time Ono was working out the logistics of his house, and how to repair it and take care of his family, he never missed a day of work. And when he was off work, he would still be on the phone with his stores. Talk about dedication, talk about ownership. That exemplifies it to me. That’s what makes him the leader that he is today.”
Thanks to his amazing leadership, Joe V knew that Ono would be the right person to open up the Pasadena store, especially since Ono lives in Pasadena. “I’m really excited and honored to be chosen to open up a store for my community,” Ono told us. “It’s going to be an awesome store, and we’re going to go in there and work hard, and do everything we can to take care of our customers every day. I feel the ownership even more there, because it’s my community.”
Ono’s favorite smart buy at Joe V’s? “I’m partial to our bone-in ribeyes when they’re on sale – no one else sells them at the prices we do!” Ono also raved about Joe V’s fresh produce, explaining that “we typically sell our entire truckload of produce in one day, and then fresh produce gets brought in the next morning. From a quality and freshness perspective, you can’t get any fresher than that.”
At the end of the day, Ono is proud to work for Joe V’s, commenting that “customers appreciate us in their community, because we are providing fresh foods at crazy prices that we can support our families with.” A true leader, partner, and owner – we are proud to have Ono at Joe V’s.
Michelle, our Joe V’s Smart Shop Meat Procurement Buyer knows meat. She’s been working for Smart Shop for the past 3 years and in the meat industry for 18+ years providing customers high quality, fresh meat at discount prices every day. We asked her a couple of questions to learn more about how our stores help customers shop smart. Q) How much meat does Joe V’s Smart Shop sell? A) “Each store sells entire truckloads of fresh meat per week.” Read more
All stores are open everyday from 7 am to 10 pm to serve you and your families. In order to let our partners spend time with families and friends during the holidays, we will follow the schedule below:
Thanksgiving Day, November 26: 7 am – 4 pm Christmas Eve, December 24: 7 am – 8 pm Christmas Day, December 25: Closed
Stores will be open 7 am to 10 pm for all days not listed above.
“Before working at Joe V’s Smart Shop, I was working at Food Town for about a year. When the opportunity came to apply for the first Joe V. Smart Shop, I was one of the first ones on board. I got hired working in the dairy department and making orders. Read more
“Juan was hired as a scanner at the grand opening of our Uvalde Smart Shop and continued exceeding expectations in that role. He took on additional responsibilities even though he was attending school as a full time college student and showed interest in developing his career with Smart Shop. Read more