For Immediate Release
April 24, 2020

Modesto, Calif. .- The Save Mart Companies, parent company of Save Mart, Lucky and FoodMaxx, wants to thank Governor Gavin Newsom for eliminating the 10 cents per grocery bag charge and allowing single use plastic bags at grocery stores in California during the coronavirus pandemic.

Gov. Newsom’s latest executive order is an important decision and step that protects grocery employees and customers during this time as well as improves convenience and reduces the economic burden on shoppers. All Save Mart, Lucky and FoodMaxx stores throughout California have immediately instituted this policy.

“We want to thank Gov. Newsom for his thoughtfulness and swift action at this vital time in our history,” expressed Hal Levitt, Senior Vice President of Retail Operations.

The Save Mart Companies operates 205 stores throughout California and Northern Nevada under the banners of FoodMaxx, Lucky and Save Mart. The Save Mart Companies is committed to sourcing a wide variety of local products to communities throughout California and Northern Nevada. 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:

For more information, please contact, Victoria Castro at 209.985.4229.