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Steve Junqueiro, Co-President & Chief Operating Officer of The Save Mart Companies, Announces Retirement

Company Press Release

After a remarkable 43 years of dedicated service with The Save Mart Companies, Steve Junqueiro has announced that he will retire on June 1.

Steve’s career with Save Mart began in 1974 as a produce clerk in Tracy, California. With his keen eye for merchandising and operational leadership, Steve quickly worked his way up through the business. In June 2007, then owner and chief executive officer, Bob Piccinini elevated him to Executive Vice President. Since then, Steve has remained in executive roles including President and Chief Operating Officer.

“I’m so grateful for the many years of dedication and service that Steve has given to The Save Mart Companies. He’s been an integral part of the company’s success. I wish him all the best during this exciting time in his life,” said Nicole Pesco, CEO of The Save Mart Companies.

With Junqueiro’s departure, Chris McGarry has been named The Save Mart Companies Chief Administrative Officer, assuming responsibility for the Strategy Office and Strategic Execution, Human Resources, Legal and Labor Relations. Before joining TSMC, Chris was with The Great Atlantic & Pacific Tea Company (A&P) for 12 years with his most recent role as the Chief Administrative Officer.
Chris is a seasoned strategic advisor of boards of directors and senior executives with solid results in managing financial, legal, risk, real estate, human resources and other functional areas.