The Save Mart Companies and Kingswood Capital Management have named Shane Sampson as executive chairman of the California-based, regional grocery retailer.
Sampson is a fourth-generation grocer who brings four decades of experience to the Save Mart Companies in building brands, implementing innovative marketing and merchandising programs and leading strategic expectations.
He started his career in a local grocery store as a retail clerk and learned the grocery business from the ground up, which culminated in being named chief marketing and merchandising officer at the Albertsons Companies.
Shane was also president of Jewel-Osco and Shaws/Star Market.
The Save Mart Companies, a Kingswood Capital Management portfolio company, operates 200 Save Mart, Lucky California and Food Maxx stores in the California Central Valley, and Northern Nevada.
SOURCE: The Shelby Report