Save Mart has settled a San Joaquin County complaint filed last Wednesday by district attorneys from several counties over the handling and recordkeeping of retail hazardous waste.  The case was not related to any fresh grocery products or any items that were sold to our customers, nor were there any injuries suffered by even a single one of our customers.


The settlement is the result of constructive, cooperative negotiations with Supervising Deputy District Attorney David Irey of San Joaquin County and district attorneys from other counties.  We are pleased that the district attorneys have recognized the efforts and commitment of Save Mart to on-going environmental compliance, and that the case has been expeditiously resolved.


The Stockton Record published a story on April 12 covering the settlement praising Save Mart exectives for acting swiftly and effectively.


About Save Mart Supermarkets

Save Mart Supermarkets, a California corporation, owns and operates 226 stores in Northern California and Northern Nevada under the Save Mart, S-Mart Foods, Lucky, Maxx Value Foods, and FoodMaxx banners. Headquartered in Modesto, Calif. since the company was founded in 1952, Save Mart Supermarkets has always believed in supporting local suppliers and producers, and is actively engaged with the charities and causes of the communities where its stores do business. For more information on the stores of Save Mart Supermarkets, please visit,, and



Alicia Rockwell, Public Affairs Director

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