Partner Story: Onofre

OnoAt 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.

Turkey Taco Salad

Turkey Taco Salad

Feed a family of 4 for under $8 with Joe V’s Recipe of the Month — Turkey Taco Salad

Prep Time: 5 minutes

Cook Time: 5 minutes

Total Time: 15 minutes

Serves: 4 People

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Thai Shrimp Tacos

 

Thai Shrimp Tacos

Feed a family of 6 for under $12 with Joe V’s Recipe of the Month — One Pan Thai Shrimp Tacos

Prep Time:

Cook Time: 5 minutes

Total Time: 10 minutes

Serves: 6 People

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Houston Hot Chicken Sandwich

Houston Hot Chicken Sandwich

Feed a family of 5 for under $14 with Joe V’s Recipe of The Month — the Houston Hot Chicken Sandwich.

Prep Time: 5 minutes

Cook Time: 15 minutes

Total Time: 20 minutes

Serves: 5 People
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Joe V’s Smart Shop Opens Store #8

Joe V's #8 @ FM 1960
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We’re thrilled to announce the grand opening of a brand new Joe V’s Smart Shop—our 8th in the Houston area! This location is at 2929 FM 1960 Rd in north Houston at the corner of FM 1960 and Aldine Westfield. This new Joe V’s Smart Shop comes with many updates, including a new look and larger organic food section with the same high quality products at the absolute lowest prices. Read more

Easy Budgeting at Joe V’s Smart Shop

At Joe V’s Smart Shop, our customers know how to shop smart on a budget. Joe V’s Smart Shop makes it even easier by not changing the price on 300+ household staples.

Why do we do this?:

  • No surprises at the register. Customers know how much they’ll spend on those household staples week after week
  • We’re confident in our prices. We know we’re the lowest price, highest value product out there.

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Fresh Meat Everyday

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.”
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Smart Shop Holiday Hours

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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.

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