Lucky’s Market said it has appointed Steve Black as president, a new role for the Boulder, Colo.-based natural foods retailer.
Black most recently served as VP of operations, CIO and CMO at Sprouts Farmers Market. He held similar roles at Sunflower Farmers Market prior to its merger with Sprouts.
"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," Bo Sharon, CEO and founder of Lucky’s Markets, said in a statement.
"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 has also 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.
Lucky’s Market will open its eighth store this week in Gainesville, Fla. Company officials said they plan to open 40 stores nationwide over four years.
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