Chris Hooks

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Chris Hooks is the chief merchandising and marketing officer for The Save Mart Companies reporting to Shane Sampson, Executive Chairman. Chris oversees all aspects of merchandising, marketing, space planning, and “Our Brands” private label strategies and execution.

Chris brings more than 25 years of extensive grocery experience spanning conventional grocery, discount retailing, and private label at leading companies such as HEB, Family Dollar, and Topco. His prior responsibilities included EVP and Chief Merchandising Officer of Save A Lot, SVP of Consumable Merchandising at Family Dollar, and EVP at Topco Associates for Center Store, Fresh, Strategic Sourcing, Supply Chain, Marketing, and Brand Development. Prior to joining Topco, Chris held leadership positions at Blue Ocean Innovative Solutions, SUPERVALU, and spent 11 years at the HEB Grocery Company in Merchandising, Marketing, and Store Operations.

Chris earned his BSBA in Accounting and Finance from Oklahoma State University.