Longtime Save Mart leader and current Co-President and COO Steve Junqueiro, has announced his impending retirement, leaving the company officially June 1.
Junqueiro has served the retailer for 43 years, starting his career as a Produce Clerk in a Tracy, California, store in 1974. According to a press release, it was an eye for merchandising and operational leadership that moved Steve quickly up the retail ladder.
The chain’s then-owner and CEO, Bob Piccinini, named Steve Executive Vice President in June of 2007, where he remained in executive roles and eventually came to his current leadership position.
“I’m so grateful for the many years of dedication and service that Steve has given to The Save Mart Companies,” shared CEO Nicole Pesco. “He’s been an integral part of the company’s success. I wish him all the best during this exciting time in his life.”
And as Steve embarks on this new chapter, Save Mart also stated that Chris McGarry will assume the role of Chief Administrative Officer.
McGarry brings experience not only from his time at Save Mart, but also 12 years with retailer A&P, where his most recent role was Chief Administrative Officer. McGarry is also a seasoned strategic advisor of Boards of Directors and senior executives, Save Mart said, with solid results in managing financial, legal, risk, real estate, human resources, and other functional areas.
As Chief Administrative Officer, Chris will assume responsibility for the Strategy Office and Strategic Execution, Human Resources, Legal and Labor Relations.
Congratulations to Steve Junqueiro on his successful career and next phase in his life.