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Save Mart President to Step Down

BY CSA STAFF

New York City Bob Spengler, the president and COO of Save Mart Supermarkets, announced that he plans to retire Jan. 4, according to the East Bay Business Times.

Spengler initially retired from Modesto, Calif.-based Save Mart in December 2005. He returned in October 2006 to help lead the effort to acquire Albertsons LLC.

Save Mart became major player in the Bay Area grocery market after buying 130 former Albertsons stores throughout Northern California. Under Spengler’s leadership, the company resurrected the Lucky store name for 72 of those locations in the Bay Area, restoring a name that had been a staple of the local supermarket scene until now-defunct Albertson’s Inc. dropped the name when it bought the chain in 1998.

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Stater Bros. Markets Promotes Execs

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San Bernardino, Calif. Stater Bros. Markets has promoted George Frahm to the position of executive VP of retail operations and administration and Dennis McIntyre as executive VP of marketing.

Frahm joined Stater Bros. in 1973 as a courtesy clerk and progressed through a range of retail store and district supervision positions. Most recently, he served as group senior VP of administration.

McIntyre joined the company in 1978 also as a courtesy clerk. He most recently served as group senior VP of marketing in 2002.

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Blue Square-Israel Announces Resignation of Director

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Rosh Haayin, Israel Blue Square-Israel Ltd. announced that Erez Meltzer resigned from his position as director in Blue Square’s board of directors, effective December 31, 2007. Meltzer served as director since August 2006.

Blue Square-Israel Ltd., a leading retailer in Israel, currently operates 183 supermarkets under various banners.

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