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The Save Mart Companies Appoints Shane Sampson as Executive Chairman; Alex Wolf Comments

The Save Mart Companies Appoints Shane Sampson as Executive Chairman; Alex Wolf Comments

Tuesday, April 5th, 2022

The Save Mart Companies made a splash in headlines late last month as it announced it was acquired by Kingswood Capital Management. Now, the retailer is continuing to implement ambitious new strategies to maintain its growth as it appoints a new Executive Chairman. Fourth-generation grocer Shane Sampson will be stepping in to help steer the regional retailer.

Shane Sampson, Executive Chairman, The Save Mart Companies“The Save Mart Companies team has built a wonderful operation in the Central Valley of California throughout their 70 years of serving their customers and communities,” said Sampson. “The family and leadership team have done a tremendous job in establishing and perpetuating a commitment to innovation and service, and I think there is an exceptional opportunity to invest in and grow The Save Mart Companies’ brands. I’m excited to join the company at such a pivotal time for the Save Mart, FoodMaxx, and Lucky California stores. I’m looking forward to leading the team into the next phase of growth and innovation and beyond.”

Utilizing nearly four decades of experience in building brands, Sampson will be aiding the retailer by implementing innovative marketing and merchandising programs and leading strategic operations.

The Save Mart Companies announced that fourth-generation grocer Shane Sampson has been appointed Executive Chairman

Sampson began his career as a retail clerk in a local grocery store. He then worked his way to becoming Albertsons’ Chief Marketing and Merchandising Officer, playing a critical role in the company’s merchandising strategy and the development and innovation of its digital and e-commerce strategies. In this role, Sampson rapidly scaled the grocer’s private label brands and built customer and associate engagement across 2,300 stores, according to a press release.

Prior to serving as CMMO at Albertsons, Sampson was also President of two separate Albertsons Divisions, Jewel-Osco and Shaws/Star Market, in addition to holding leadership positions at Ahold’s Giant of Landover, Walmart’s Sam’s Club, and Schwazze.

Alex Wolf, Partner, Kingswood Capital Management“We are thrilled to have Shane on the team,” said Alex Wolf, a Partner of Kingswood. “His retail acumen is unparalleled, and he has driven results across all the companies he’s been a part of leading. We’re looking forward to leveraging his significant retail experience into The Save Mart Companies’ operations.”

Congratulations to Shane Sampson as you take this next step in your incredible career!

The Save Mart Companies