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 16,000 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 2016 - $4.2 Billion

Over 16,000 Employees

Unions representing our employees—

U.F.C.W. (Local 8, Local 5, Local 770, Local 101, Local 648)
Teamsters (Local 150, Local 315)
S.E.I.U. (Local 1877)
Machinist Automotive Trades District (Local 1173)


Nevada: 9 stores
California: 198 stores TOTAL: 207
Save Mart: 79 Full-service stores
S-Mart Foods: 4 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

Save Mart Corporate 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

Chris McGarry, President & Chief Administrative Officer

Trey Johnson, Chief Merchandising & Marketing Officer

Carrie Rasmussen, Chief Information Officer - Information Technology

Bruce Christiansen, VP Supply Chain & Logistics

Annual Charitable Giving

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: 31 fast-charging & 2 regular charging stations for electric vehicles in 14 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
[email protected]

Victoria Castro
Public Affairs Manager
[email protected]

Major Sponsorships

Toyota/Save Mart 350 NASCAR Race
Golden State Warriors
Modesto Nuts
Fresno Grizzlies

California State Fair
Big Fresno Fair
Stanislaus County Fair
Sonoma County Fair

San Joaquin Asparagus Festival
San Francisco Chinese New Year Parade and Flower Festival
Northern California Dragon Boat Festival
Univision Cinco de Mayo Celebration – San Jose and Fresno

Run to Feed the Hungry
Farm to Fork Sacramento