Bashas’ BB #:104559 has elevated its COO to president at a grand opening ceremony that also celebrated the company’s new headquarters in Chandler, Ariz.
Steve Mayer was named President of the Bashas’ Operating Company. In his new role, he will lead the Bashas’ organization in Arizona & New Mexico, including all store and distribution center operations, as well as sales and merchandising. He will to report to Raley’s Supermarkets President and CEO Keith Knopf and serve on the Enterprise Leadership Team.
Steve is a veteran of the industry and joined Bashas’ leadership team in 2020. Most recently, Steve served as Bashas’ Chief Operating Officer, where he has proven to be a capable and strategic leader. Under his leadership and direction, Bashas’ continues to build on a strong financial trend and brand evolution while preserving its proud legacy. The Bashas’ operating company, including Bashas’, Bashas’ Diné, Food City, and AJ’s stores are thriving.
“Under his leadership and direction, Bashas’ continues to build on a strong financial trend and brand evolution while preserving its proud legacy. The Bashas’ Operating Company, including Bashas’, Bashas’ Diné, Food City, and AJ’s stores are thriving. We are fortunate to have such a proven and dedicated leader,” Knopf said.
Steve comes into his new role surrounded by a long serving and capable Bashas’ executive team including Johnny Basha, Michael Basha, Ralph Woodward, Ashley Shick and Sabrina Dominquez along with the The Raley’s Companies shared services leaders, all of whom will work together, alongside all team members, to ensure continued focus and success.
Bashas’ and its parent company, The Raley’s Companies, hosted a ribbon-cutting ceremony earlier this week with City of Chandler Mayor Kevin Hartke, and Chandler Chamber and City Council members to celebrate the opening of its new Corporate Support Center in Chandler.
The new Bashas’ corporate office is named a Support Center because of the support it lends to its retail stores, which in turn supports customers. This new location will serve as a hub for Bashas’, Food City, AJ’s Fine Foods, Eddie’s Country Store, and Bashas’ Diné grocery stores across Arizona and New Mexico. It is the grocer’s first corporate office move in 90 years.