Save Mart leverages name recognition in converting Albertsons to Save Mart, Lucky banners
When opportunity knocks, Save Mart Supermarkets answers. “We are opportunists,” Bob Piccinini, chairman and chief executive officer of the Modesto, Calif.-based chain, told SN. “We're always looking for opportunities to build and acquire stores. For the last several years we weren't seeing a lot of acquisition possibilities, and then up popped Albertsons.” Even after acquiring 130 Albertsons stores last October — and before completing the conversion of all of them to its own banners — the ...
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