Company Overview

Fresh products. And fresh thinking.

At Yoke's, being your neighborhood grocer is about more than stocking nature’s best products at a fair price - it's a promise to create a better experience, in and beyond the store. It's rounding up the freshest local products from area farms. It’s remaining locally owned, employee owned, and active in our communities. It’s a focus on environment, finding innovative ways to offer a greener shopping experience. But above all, it’s a commitment to help you live the fresh life.

Our rich history.

From the time Marshall and Harriet Yoke opened their first 2,500 square foot store in '46, through the Chuck Yoke-directed expansion decades of the 60's through the 90's, Yoke’s has always managed to keep the customer as its first priority. 

A constant innovator within the industry, in 1955, Yoke’s became the region’s first true Supermarket by offering a Snack Bar with prepared meals. In 1975, Chuck Yoke opened one of the region's first "Warehouse Market" formats, allowing customers to mark their own items and save money. He later became one of the first in the area to add full-service delis, pharmacies and floral departments.

And because Chuck believed so much in the people that helped him to build the Yoke's grocery empire, in 1990, he sold the stores to his employees, leading the way for employee-owned enterprise in our area.

Today, John Bole is leading the company in an equally bold and aggressive manner with the Yoke's Fresh Market concept—creating a truly unique shopping experience that continues to focus on the customer by delivering high-quality products at refreshingly low prices.

A good neighbor.

We take great pride in the communities in which we work and live. That’s why we do our part, as a business and as individuals, to help make them a better place for everyone - like supporting vital organizations and programs such as Second Harvest, Sacred Heart Children’s Hospital, Vanessa Behan Crisis Center and the Christmas Bureau, to name a few. Whether it’s holding an annual food drive or pitching in to help schools in our area, we do our part to make the communities we call home a better place for all of us.

Careers at Yoke's.

Looking for a great job? We just may be looking for you.

Our Core Values

We are committed to understanding our guest's needs and exceeding their expectations.

We value working together for common goals by: Communicating honestly and supporting each other with respect and kindness.

Encouraging an atmosphere of fun, enthusiasm, and adventure.

Welcoming each other’s creativity and risk-taking.

We appreciate individual talent and ability, and provide our people with opportunities to fulfill their potential and accomplish their goals.

We are grateful for our communities’ support, and we strive to be a force for good.

We approach our business partnerships with integrity and the goals of mutual growth and success.

We create value for our shareholders by building a company that is profitable over the long term.

Equal Opportunity. No exceptions.

Yoke's is an associate-owned, equal opportunity employer and service provider. Yoke's will neither engage in nor tolerate any unlawful discrimination on the basis of race, creed, color, religion, national origin, age, gender, marital status, or the presence of any physical, mental, or sensory handicap. No associate of Yoke's shall discriminate on any such basis against any other associate, guest, or member of the public.

Company Summary
Yoke's Fresh Market
Number of Employees
(509) 921-2292
3426 South University Road
Spokane Valley, WA