Steve Junqueiro, president and chief operating officer of Save Mart Supermarkets, was recently elected 2013-14 chairman and president of the Western Association of Food Chains at the organization’s 92nd annual convention, held at the JW Marriott Desert Springs in Palm Desert, CA.
Mr. Junqueiro was previously the vice president of WAFC and has been involved with various other industry organizations throughout his career, including the Produce Marketing Association, the Produce for Better Health Foundation and the Food Marketing Institute.
He began working at Save Mart nearly 40 years ago. In the intervening time, Mr. Junqueiro has held a multitude of positions, including produce clerk, manager and marketer, as well as director of produce and floral.
Save Mart, headquartered in Modesto, CA, was founded in 1952 and now has more than 17,000 employees working at more than 225 stores and subsidiaries in California and Nevada.