Stater Bros. Holdings elects Phillip J. Smith as Chairman of the Board of Stater Bros. Markets

SAN BERNARDINO, CALIFORNIA, 2016-Dec-13 — /EPR Retail News/ — Stater Bros. Holdings, Inc., the parent company of Stater Bros. Markets has elected Phillip J. Smith to the position of Chairman of the Board of Stater Bros. Markets, due to the recent passing of Executive Chairman Jack H. Brown.

In this position, Smith will provide guidance and leadership to the company’s executives and officers to ensure the continuity of Stater Bros. business operations and trusted brand.

Smith has been a member of the Stater Bros. “Family” for nearly 30 years and has over 40 years of experience in the supermarket industry.  In 2012, Smith was appointed by Jack H. Brown to the position of Vice Chairman of the Board of Stater Bros. Markets, his most recent position.

“I am honored to have been elected to the position of Chairman of the Board of Stater Bros. Markets,” stated Smith.  “I knew Jack for over 40 years and worked closely with him at three different companies. I learned a great deal from Jack’s mentorship and feel privileged to carry on the values and traditions Jack established while ensuring the company remains competitive in the Southern California supermarket industry,” Smith concluded.

Smith joined Stater Bros. in 1987 as the company’s Controller.  He was promoted in 1998 to Vice President-Controller, and in 2000 he was promoted to Vice President-Controller and Chief Accounting Officer.  In November of 2000, he was promoted to Senior Vice President, Chief Financial Officer, and Chief Accounting Officer, and in 2006 he was promoted to Executive Vice President Finance, Chief Financial Officer and Chief Accounting Officer.

Prior to joining Stater Bros., Smith served as Vice President and Chief Financial Officer at Market Basket Food Stores in East Texas from 1984 to 1987.  From 1975 to 1984, he served as Vice President and Controller for various divisions of Cullum Companies, Inc. in Dallas, Texas.

Smith holds a Bachelor’s Degree in Business Administration from Stephen F. Austin University in Texas.

“Given Jack’s unwavering trust in Phil and long history of working together both within and outside of Stater Bros., I welcome and look forward to Phil’s mentorship and direction,” stated Stater Bros. President and CEO Pete Van Helden.

Smith was also elected to the position of Chairman of the Board, President and Chief Executive Officer of Stater Bros. Holdings, Inc.

Stater Bros. was founded in 1936 in Yucaipa, California, and has grown steadily through the years to become the largest privately owned Supermarket Chain in Southern California and the largest private employer in both San Bernardino County and Riverside County.  The Company currently operates 169 Supermarkets, and there are approximately 18,000 members of the Stater Bros. Supermarket Family.  For more information, visit staterbros.com.

STATER BROS. MARKETS…SERVING SOUTHERN CALIFORNIA FOR OVER 80 YEARS

Contact: 1.855.782.8377

Source: Stater Bros. Holdings, Inc.

Stater Bros. Charities to provide new badges and cap pieces to the San Bernardino Police Department’s elite Honor Guard unit

San Bernardino, California, 2016-Sep-09 — /EPR Retail News/ — Stater Bros. Charities is pleased to support the San Bernardino Police Department’s Honor Guard by providing new badges and cap pieces which identify participating officers as members of the elite Honor Guard unit.

The San Bernardino Police Department Honor Guard is a group of officers who donate their time to respectfully represent the San Bernardino Police Department and the City of San Bernardino at various events throughout the year, including funerals, memorial ceremonies, academy graduations and opening ceremonies at local community events.

“The San Bernardino Police Department’s Honor Guard is a group of dedicated officers who finance the special equipment they use for the unit out of their own pockets.” said Detective Dennis Houser of the San Bernardino Police Department’s Investigations Bureau-Homicide Unit.  “The addition of the new badges and cap pieces signify the honor and respect the unit holds for the city of San Bernardino and the event in which they are participating. We are very grateful to Mr. Jack H. Brown and the entire Stater Bros. ‘Family’ for their assistance with this project,” he concluded.

“Stater Bros. has and my family has a long history of support for the San Bernardino Police Department,” stated Jack H. Brown, Executive Chairman of Stater Bros. Markets.  “My mother, Rose Brown, served sixty (60) years in the San Bernardino Police Department Reserves.  During the 100th Anniversary of the San Bernardino Police Department in 2005, she retired as the longest-serving reserve police officer in the history of San Bernardino.  She passed away at age 91 in 2011, and I want to continue our support of the great San Bernardino Police Department,” Brown added.

To request the services of the San Bernardino Police Department’s  Honor Guard please contact Dennis Houser at (909) 384-5626.

About Stater Bros. Charities:  Stater Bros. Charities is a 501(c)(3) non-profit organization that supports critical needs in the communities where Stater Bros. employees live and work.  Since 2008, Stater Bros. Charities has provided funding to countless local organizations and causes that benefit hunger relief, children’s well-being, education, health, and help for our nation’s veterans.  Funds are raised throughout the year from generous customers, supplier friends, and caring members of the Stater Bros. Supermarket Family.  For more information go to staterbros.com.

About Stater Bros. Markets:
Stater Bros. was founded in 1936 in Yucaipa, California, and has grown steadily through the years to become the largest privately owned Supermarket Chain in Southern California and the largest private employer in both San Bernardino County and Riverside County.  The Company currently operates 169 Supermarkets, and there are approximately 18,000 members of the Stater Bros. Supermarket Family. Since 2008, Stater Bros. and Stater Bros. Charities have contributed more than $85 million in food and funds to local Southern California communities. Stater Bros. is proudly celebrating 80 years of serving Southern California Families.  For more information, visit staterbros.com.

About San Bernardino Police Department: One of the premier law enforcement agencies in the Inland Empire of California, the San Bernardino Police Department is recognized at the state and national levels for award winning community-oriented policing programs.  The Department continually strives in its commitment to the prevention of crime, the identification and apprehension of those who violate the rights of others, the preservation of peace within the community, and a safe environment for its citizens.  The primary endeavor of SBPD is to provide the most efficient and effective use of available resources, in order to afford its residents the most desirable of municipal police services.  For more information, go to ci.san-bernardino.ca.us.

Contact:

1.855.STATERS
(1.855.782.8377)

Source: Stater Bros. Markets

Stater Bros. Markets names Pete Van Helden President and Chief Executive Officer

San Bernardino, CA, 2015-12-30 — /EPR Retail News/ — Jack H. Brown, Executive Chairman of the Board  of Stater Bros. Markets, announced today that Pete Van Helden has been appointed President and Chief Executive Officer of Stater Bros. Markets effective January 4, 2016.

Brown has served Stater Bros. for the past 36 years as Chief Executive Officer and will become the Executive Chairman of the Board of Directors of Stater Bros. Markets. Van Helden will continue to report to Brown.

Van Helden is a 38-year veteran of the Supermarket Industry and has served Stater Bros. as President and Chief Operating Officer since 2013.

Prior to joining Stater Bros., Van Helden was Executive Vice President Retail Operations for Supervalu.   He began his career in the Supermarket Industry in 1977 working as a Courtesy Clerk for Rosauers in Libby, Montana.  In 1978, he relocated to Bozeman, Montana where he joined Albertsons as a Clerk.  During his 38-years in the Supermarket Industry, Pete has held a variety of leadership positions.

Pete holds a Bachelor of Science Degree in Business Administration from University of Phoenix.  He also serves as Vice President of Stater Bros. Charities.

“Pete is well-respected and will do an outstanding job as President and Chief Executive Officer,” stated Brown.

Stater Bros. was founded in 1936 in Yucaipa, California, and has grown steadily through the years to become the largest privately owned Supermarket Chain in Southern California and the largest private employer in both San Bernardino County and Riverside County.  The Company currently operates 168 Supermarkets, and there are over 18,000 members of the Stater Bros. Supermarket Family.  For more information, log onto staterbros.com.

STATER BROS. MARKETS…SERVING SOUTHERN CALIFORNIA FOR NEARLY 80 YEARS

SOURCE: Stater Bros. Markets

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U.S. EPA presented Stater Bros. Markets with its GreenChill Partnership’s “Best Emissions Rate” award

Company maintained lowest corporate-wide refrigerant emissions rate for third year in a row

San Bernardino, California, 2015-10-12 — /EPR Retail News/ — The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) recently presented Stater Bros. Markets with its GreenChill Partnership’s “Best Emissions Rate” award. The honor recognizes the supermarket chain for maintaining the lowest corporate-wide refrigerant emissions rate among large retail GreenChill partners in 2014. There are approximately 10,800 GreenChill partner stores throughout the nation.  Scott Limbacher, Stater Bros. Markets’ vice president of construction and maintenance, accepted the award at the Food Marketing Institute Energy & Store Development Conference in San Diego, California on September 29th.

This marks the third time Stater Bros. Markets has been recognized with this distinction. In addition, three Stater Bros. supermarkets also received achievement awards for being GreenChill certified for five consecutive years.  Stater Bros. is the only Southern California grocer to have eight stores that are GreenChill certified at the gold level and one at the silver level.

Stater Bros. Markets’ other environment efforts include replacing or retrofitting in-store refrigerated cases with new glass doors that reduce energy usage by 60%, LED lighting, and an energy management system that controls refrigeration, air conditioning, and lighting. Stater Bros. also participates in California’s Voluntary Demand Response Program to reduce energy consumption at store level when demand is high.  In addition,   Stater Bros. removes over 125 million pounds of waste from landfills annually through various sustainability programs.

“Stater Bros. is thrilled to be honored by the EPA for the third year in a row,” emphasized Jack H. Brown, Stater Bros. Markets’ chairman and chief executive officer.  “We are committed to protecting our environment for future generations, and what we do now matters. We’re thankful the EPA has recognized our efforts,” Brown further added.

“In earning GreenChill’s Best Emissions Rate award for the third straight year, Stater Bros. Markets is proving itself a frontrunner in environmental protection amongst supermarkets. Stater Bros. Markets is demonstrating the possibility of achieving incredibly low emissions rates over multiple years, which benefits the company’s bottom line and protects future generations,” said GreenChill Program Manager, Tom Land.

About EPA’s GreenChill Partnership:
EPA’s GreenChill Partnership works with supermarkets to reduce refrigerant emissions and decrease their impact on the ozone layer and climate change.  The Partnership helps supermarkets transition to environmentally friendlier refrigerants; reduce harmful refrigerant emissions and adopt greener refrigerant technologies and environmental best practices.  GreenChill Partner stores throughout the nation represent about 29 percent of the U.S. supermarkets.  For more information on EPA’s GreenChill Partnership, please visit www2.epa.gov/greenchill.

About Stater Bros. Markets:
Stater Bros. Markets was founded in 1936 in Yucaipa, California, and has grown steadily through the years to become the largest privately owned Supermarket Chain in Southern California and the largest private employer in both San Bernardino County and Riverside County.  The Company currently operates 168 Supermarkets, and there are approximately 18,000 members of the Stater Bros. Supermarket Family.  For more information, go to staterbros.com.

Stater Bros. Markets – Serving Southern California Families for Nearly 80 Years

Stater Bros. Corporate Office
301 S. Tippecanoe Ave.
San Bernardino, CA 92408

Customer Support:
1-855-STATERS
1-855-782-8377

SOURCE: Stater Bros. Markets

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