Last updated on January 7th, 2015 at 01:29 pm
Lucky’s Market has appointed Steve Black president, effective immediately. Black brings more than 38 years of industry experience to his new role, having previously served as VP of operations, CIO and CMO of Sprouts Farmers Markets. Prior to his roles at Sprouts, he was VP of operations and VP of IT and marketing at Sunflower Farmers Market and was the transitional executive leader during the Sprouts/Sunflower merger.
“Steve adds a wealth of experience and leadership to our team. His knowledge and passion will allow us to further execute our core mission of making a positive impact in the lives of others through food,” said Bo Sharon, CEO and founder of Lucky’s Markets. “In his new role as president, he will be responsible for leading the teams that will deliver our updated 2015 and beyond expansion plans, developing other leaders and being a critical member of our executive team. His results-oriented people-centric approach and ability to think strategically will play a pivotal role in our company becoming the customer service-driven retail grocery store of choice in the areas we serve.”
Black also has served as SVP of center store purchasing and pricing at Bruno’s Supermarkets in Alabama and spent the majority of his career at United Supermarkets of Oklahoma, where he held various store level management roles along with headquarters IT, marketing and buying positions.
“I’m thrilled to be joining Bo, Trish and the team at Lucky’s Market,” said Black. “There are several team members there that I’ve worked with in the past and look forward to the amazing milestones we’ll be able to accomplish together in the coming years. The biggest single element to success is people, and I plan to focus on helping everyone there be all they want to be in business and life. And have a little fun along the way.”
Lucky’s Market opened its eighth store nationwide today in Gainesville, Florida, adding to the list of stores already open in Columbia and Ellisville, Missouri; Billings, Montana; Louisville, Kentucky; Longmont, Colorado; and Columbus, Ohio, as well as its original store in Boulder, Colorado, where the company is headquartered.