Smart & Final operates 218 nonmembership warehouse stores, including 159 in California, 16 in Oregon, 15 in Washington, 10 in Florida, six in Arizona, five in Nevada and one in Idaho, plus six in the northernmost part of Baja California, Mexico, under a joint venture with Calimax, a Tijuana-based retailer. Most stores average 16,000 square feet, with 11,000 stockkeeping units.
oot distribution facility in Stockton, Calif., that also distributes products to 38 warehouse stores in northern and central California; and Henry Lee Co., a 329,000-square-foot distribution facility in Miami that sells to food-service customers in Florida, the Caribbean and Central and South America and also distributes product to the company's 10 Florida stores.
In addition, the company has a 445,000-square-foot food-distribution center in Commerce, Calif., that serves stores in southern California, Arizona and Nevada.
The majority owner of Smart & Final is Casino USA, a division of Casino S.A., St. Etienne, France, which owns 59% of the company's stock.
According to Ross E. Roeder, Smart & Final chairman, president and chief executive officer, Casino is unlikely to seek additional U.S. acquisitions. "We've spoken with them, and we are satisfied that Casino's sole commitment in the United States is to Smart & Final," he explained.