Store Managers in Sacramento, Redding, Vallejo and Yuba City Among Prestigious Roster of Awardees

MODESTO, Calif. – June 15, 2022 – The Save Mart Companies celebrates 13 team members recognized as Progressive Grocer’s 2022 Top Women in Grocery Awardees. This prestigious annual award recognizes the integral role women play across all segments throughout the grocery industry.

“The Save Mart Companies has long been committed to inclusivity and cultivating a culture that supports and empowers women,” said Shane Sampson, executive chairman of the board for The Save Mart Companies. “We are honored to have 13 team members recognized for their extraordinary contributions, achievements, outstanding leadership qualities, and dedication to serving our customers and communities; we are fortunate that they have selected The Save Mart Companies for their careers.”

Progressive Grocer recognized the following women with The Save Mart Companies:

Store Manager Awardees

  • Amanda Anaya – FoodMaxx #488 Sacramento
  • Jolene Cyr – FoodMaxx #489 Vallejo
  • Nikki Sturgeon – Save Mart #612 Redding
  • Debra Woodcock – FoodMaxx #471 Yuba City

Rising Stars Awardees

  • Catherine Arnett, Senior Human Resources Business Partner
  • Marie Lim Cabornay, Senior Manager, Application Development/Information Technology
  • Victoria Castro, Senior Manager, Public Relations & Government Affairs
  • Jessica Daniel, Director, Learning and Engagement
  • Alecia Lerma, Talent Acquisition Specialist
  • Catie Mercado, Director, Store Operations
  • Betty Tomao, Fresh Buyer, Produce
  • Fiona Williams, Director, Risk Management & Compliance
  • Brandy Sawyer, Senior Analyst, Finance

This is the 16th year for the food retailing industries longest running program recognizing and celebrating the accomplishment and contributions of thousands of women at all levels in the industry. All awardees were nominated for their above-and-beyond achievements between April 2021 and March 2022 in three categories:

  • Senior-Level Executives (titles of Vice President or higher)
  • Rising Stars (titles lower than Vice President and Area/Region Director)
  • Store Managers (titles of Store Manager/Director/Leader and Assistant Store Manager/Director/Leader)

Progressive Grocer presented the 2022 Top Women in Grocery in its June issue, devoted to showcasing overall excellence and continued achievement among female movers and shakers in the North American retail food industry.

About The Save Mart Companies

The Save Mart Companies, a Kingswood Capital Management, LP portfolio company and a California- based grocer, operates approximately 200 Save Mart, Lucky California, and FoodMaxx stores in 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. Proud to be California’s largest regional, full-service grocery chain throughout the region, the Company and its 14,000 team members take extra care to help provide customers with the freshest foods for their families at affordable prices. For more information on the company, please visit:


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