Chandler, Arizona-based Bashas’ Family of Stores has promoted Steve Mayer to COO for its more than 110 grocery stores across Arizona and in New Mexico.
A member of the the company’s executive committee, Mayer will also represent Bashas’ on The Raley’s Companies executive leadership team. He will continue to report to Edward “Trey” Basha, president of Bashas’, a division of The Raley’s Companies.
Expanding upon his leadership role as SVP of marketing, merchandising and procurement for Bashas’ Family of Stores, Mayer will add store operations to his broad span of responsibility, taking on an increased role in the strategic and day-to-day operations of the business.
“Steve has proven to be a valued leader since joining our team nearly two and a half years ago,” Basha said. “He has helped to shape our brand and market strategies and enhanced our overall business acumen, while also building a strong team. We look forward to seeing Steve’s influence become even more evident in our team dynamics and business performance.”
With more than three decades in grocery retail, Mayer brings an understanding of merchandising, pricing strategies, store layouts and marketing. The industry veteran has held a variety of strategic leadership roles for some of the nation’s most renowned grocery brands.
“Bashas’ and The Raley’s Companies is fortunate to have a capable and inspiring leader in Steve Mayer. I commend Trey on his decision to bring Steve onto the team in spring 2021 and for recognizing Steve’s potential to lead in this broader capacity. I congratulate Steve, his wife Jeanette and family, as well as the Bashas’ team,” said Keith Knopf, president and CEO of The Raley’s Companies.
Mayer came to Bashas’ Family of Stores from Schnucks Markets, where he progressed to the role of chief merchant and a member of the executive strategy team after serving as group VP of produce, floral and deli. He also served in executive roles at Meijer Corporation, Bi-Lo, Ahold USA and Flavor 1st, where he was appointed the company’s president.
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