Company Profile

Based in the heart of the Central Valley, The Save Mart Companies, a Kingswood Capital Management, LP portfolio company, is committed to sourcing a wide variety of local products and serves communities throughout California and Northern Nevada. The Company operates approximately 200 stores under the banners of Save Mart, Lucky California and FoodMaxx. In addition to its retail operation, the Company also operates Smart Refrigerated Transport and is a partner in Super Store Industries (SSI), which owns and operates a distribution center in Lathrop and the Sunnyside Farms dairy processing plant in Turlock. For more information on the Company, please visit:

Over 12,000 Employees

Unions representing our employees-

  • U.F.C.W.- Local 5, Local 8, Local 648, Local 711, & Local 770
  • Teamsters- Local 150, Local 386, & Local 439

194 Stores

Save Mart:

  • 79 Full-service stores
  • Redding to Bakersfield in California, east to Sparks, NV


  • 61 Full-service stores- Greater Bay Area
  • Lucky California Stores- 45
  • Lucky Stores- 21
  • Lucky Bayview- 1


  • 53 Price-impact stores
  • Northern and Central California, east to Sparks, NV


  • 1 Price-impact store in Modesto


  • 187 stores                               
  • Save Mart stores- 74
  • Lucky/Lucky California stores- 61
  • FoodMaxx Stores- 51
  • MaxxValue Store- 1


  • 7 Full-service and price-impact stores
  • Save Mart stores- 5
  • FoodMaxx stores- 2

Executive Team

  • Shane Sampson: Executive Chairman of the Board
  • Ali Sadiq: Executive Vice President, Chief Financial Officer
  • Donovan Ford: Senior Vice President, Chief Operations Officer
  • Chris Hooks, Chief Merchandising and Marketing Officer
  • Tamara Pattison: Senior Vice President, Chief Digital Officer
  • Charles Miller: Senior Vice President, Supply Chain & Logistics
  • Joan Dobias-Davis: Senior Vice President, Chief Human Resources Officer
  • Praveen Madhavankutty: Vice President, Chief Information Officer
  • Barbara Walker: Vice President, Communications
  • Stephanie Wu: Vice President, Legal and Risk Management
  • Kevin Sears: Vice President, Labor Relations

Banner Operations Team

  • John Norman: Vice President, Store Operations, Save Mart
  • Bobby McDowell: Vice President, Store Operations, Lucky
  • Paul Gossett: Vice President, Store Operations, FoodMaxx

Distribution Infrastructure

  • Yosemite Wholesale (Merced, CA) is 220,000 sq. ft. with refrigerated and dry goods.
  • Roseville Save Mart Distribution Center is 420,000 sq. ft. with refrigerated and dry goods.
  • SMART Refrigerated Transport (Lathrop, CA) is a trucking firm that provides all transport to TSMC stores.
  • Super Store Industries (Lathrop, CA; has 900,000 sq. ft. of frozen, refrigerated, and dry storage space. It uses the combined buying power of more than one privately-owned grocery chain, including voting partner Save Mart Supermarkets, to purchase or produce products at the lowest possible cost without sacrificing quality. SSI owns and operates Sunnyside Farms Dairies (Fairfield and Turlock, CA).

Annual Community Giving

The Save Mart Companies invested approximately $840,000 back into communities throughout California and Northern Nevada in 2023.

  • Community Giving: Product or gift cards to support local events, sport team sponsorships, adopted schools, etc.
  • C.A.R.E.S. Foundation: Grants for improvements to the community, arts, recreation, education and sports
  • Fundraising Campaigns: Benefiting local, non-profit community partners

Food Waste Reduction / Recycling

The Save Mart Companies diverting 85% of stores’ waste out of landfills each year.

  • Over 7.7 million pounds of fresh food was donated to Feeding America and its partner food banks in our operating area in 2023
  • 12,975 tons of organic waste were composted in 2023
  • Over 29,046 tons of cardboard recycled in 2023
  • 761 tons of soft plastic recycled in 2023

Major Sponsorships

  • Toyota/Save Mart 350
  • Modesto Nuts – Minor League Baseball
  • Fresno Grizzlies – Minor League Baseball
  • California State Fair
  • Farm to Fork Sacramento
  • Gallo Center for the Arts
  • Sacramento River Cats – Minor League Baseball
  • Modesto Children’s Museum
  • Livermore Rodeo
  • Big Fresno Fair
  • Modesto on Ice
  • Fresno State Bulldogs