October 20, 2014 3:06 PM ET

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Company Overview of Smart & Final, Inc.

Company Overview

Smart & Final, Inc. operates grocery and foodservice stores in California, Oregon, Washington, Arizona, Nevada, Idaho, and Northern Mexico. Its stores offer hot and cold beverages, candies, condiments, creamers, sweeteners, accessories, bulk products, cooking equipment and supplies, frozen foods, grocery items, vegetables and fruits, and packaging and disposable products; and fresh meat, seafood, beef, poultry, and pork products. The company’s stores also provides janitorial products, such as cleaning tools, bars, oven and grill cleaners, hard surface cleaners, floor care items, hand soaps, air cleaners, trash liners, and cleaning and carpet fresheners. It serves households; and foodservice ...

600 Citadel Drive

Commerce, CA 90040

United States

Founded in 1912

1,970 Employees





Key Executives for Smart & Final, Inc.

Chief Executive Officer
Age: 59
Chief Financial Officer
Age: 58
Age: 76
Senior Vice President
Age: 59
Senior Vice President of Buying-Smart & Final Stores and Senior Vice President of Marketing-Smart & Final Stores
Age: 62
Compensation as of Fiscal Year 2014.

Smart & Final, Inc. Key Developments

Smart & Final Announces the Opening of its 200(th) Smart & Final Store, Located in Long Beach, CA

Smart & Final announced the opening of the company's 200(th) Smart & Final store, located in Long Beach, CA. The store opening was celebrated with a ribbon cutting ceremony this morning with local officials. This momentous milestone represents the company's continued growth and commitment to meeting modern consumer shopping needs, as well as Smart & Final's rich history and deep roots in Southern California. The opening of the 200(th) store reflects the brand's steady growth and dedication to providing customer value. Since opening the first store more than 140 years ago, Smart & Final has offered a unique shopping experience for the modern consumer. Smart & Final's unique merchandising strategy emphasizes high quality perishables, a wide selection of private label products, products tailored to business and foodservice customers and products offered in a broad range of sizes at competitive prices. The company is rooted in a deep, homegrown culture of helping everyday people by providing value-oriented food and everyday staples for household and business customers. This dedication to putting customers first has resulted in strong and long-lasting relationships with local communities.

Smart & Final Inc. Announces Board Changes

Smart & Final Inc. announced that David Kaplan has been named chairman of the board. He succeeds George Golleher, who has retired. Kaplan is a founding member and senior partner at Ares and co-heads Ares' private equity group. He is also chairman of locally based 99 Cents Only Stores, which Ares acquired in January 2012.

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