Company Profile

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Based in the heart of the Central Valley, The Save Mart Companies is committed to sourcing a wide variety of local products to ensure that ‘fresh comes first’ for neighborhoods throughout Northern/Central California and Northern Nevada. The company employs nearly 15,000 team members and operates 207 traditional and price impact stores under the banners of Save Mart, Lucky, Lucky California, FoodMaxx, S-Mart Foods, and Maxx Value Foods. In addition to its retail operation, The Save Mart Companies owns and operates distribution centers in Roseville and Turlock. The company also operates Smart Refrigerated Transport and is a voting partner in Super Store Industries (SSI), which owns and operates a distribution center in Lathrop, Mid Valley Dairy in Fairfield, and Sunnyside Farms ice cream plant in Turlock.

Annual Sales

$4.2 Billion

Over 15,000 Employees

Unions representing our employees—

  • U.F.C.W. (Local 8, Local 5, Local 770, Local 711, Local 648)
  • Teamsters (Local 150, Local 315)
  • S.E.I.U. (Local 1877)


  • Nevada: 9 stores
  • California: 198 stores TOTAL: 207
  • Save Mart: 81 Full-service stores
  • S-Mart Foods: 2 Full-service stores (Stockton/Lodi)
  • Lucky: 69 Full-service stores (Greater San Francisco Bay Area)
  • FoodMaxx: 54 Price-impact stores
  • MaxxValue: 1 Price-impact store

Division Headquarters

The Save Mart Companies / Save Mart Division Headquarters: 1800 Standiford Ave., Modesto, CA 95350
Lucky Division Headquarters: 6375 Clark Ave., Dublin, CA 94568
FoodMaxx Division Headquarters: 1600 Yosemite Blvd., Modesto, CA 95354

Distribution Infrastructure

  • 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 The Save Mart Companies, to purchase or produce products at the lowest possible cost without sacrificing quality. SSI owns and operates Sunnyside Farms Dairies (Fairfield and Turlock, CA).
  • 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 transports dry groceries, frozen foods, ice, and novelties to all of The Save Mart Companies’ stores.

Executive Team

  • Nicole Piccinini Pesco, Chief Executive Officer
  • Greg Hill, Chief Financial Officer
  • Chris McGarry, Chief Administrative Officer
  • Frank Capps, Senior Vice President of Retail Operations

Annual Charitable Giving

Shares powered by eScrip: Committed to give $4.5 Million
A program designed to Support the Humanities, Arts, Recreation, Education, and Sports in the communities that have Save Mart, Lucky, S-Mart Foods, and FoodMaxx stores. Each time a shopper checks out, a designated school, church, or nonprofit organization receives a donation equal to up to three percent of qualified purchases.

Charitable In-Store Campaigns-2016: $361,000 for children’s hospitals and local food banks

Community Events Donations 2016: $176,405 for school/non-profit auction and food items

2016 The Save Mart Companies CARES Foundation grants: $310,000 for non-profits with infrastructure/program needs

Food Waste Reduction/Recycling

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

  • Perishable Recovery Program: 3 million pounds to Feeding America local food banks
  • Composting : 19,636 tons, started program in 1997
  • Cardboard Recycling: 36,000 tons
  • Soft Plastic Recycling: 961 tons


EVgo: 33 fast-charging & 2 regular charging stations for electric vehicles in 15 cities; several more planned this year. Fremont store is home to one of the nation’s largest EV fast-charging sites
California Safe Soil: turns organic food scraps to liquid fertilizer in 3 hours, which farmers can use to grow next crop


Stacia Hill Levenfeld
Executive Director, Communications & Public Affairs

Nannette Miranda
Public Affairs Manager

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