Lucky’s Market Proud To Announce Steve Black As New President

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Retail veteran with 38 years of experience joins Lucky’s Market executive team

Steve Black, President of Lucky's Market
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.

Lucky’s Market announced today that Steve Black has been appointed as president of the company effective immediately. Mr. Black brings more than 38 years of relevant industry experience to his new role having previously served as VP of Operations, CIO & CMO of Sprouts Farmers Markets.

Mr. Black’s experiences in key roles in the retail grocery space make him a natural to help lead the Lucky’s management team. Prior to his roles at Sprouts, he was the VP of Operations, 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.”

Mr. Black has also served as SVP of Center Store Purchasing & 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 & buying positions.

“I’m thrilled to be joining Bo, Trish and the team at Lucky’s Market,” said Mr. 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 will open its eighth store nationwide on January 7, 2015, adding to the list of stores already open in Columbia, Mo., Ellisville, Mo., Billings, Mont., Louisville, Ky., Longmont, Colo., and Columbus, Ohio as well as its original store in Boulder, Colo.

About Lucky’s Market
Lucky’s Market was started in 2003 by two chefs, Trish and Bo Sharon, when they bought a convenience store in Boulder, Colo. The Sharons shared a vision of creating a grocery store where food lovers like themselves would want to shop, with quality products sold at affordable prices with genuine personal service. Today, those goals are the hallmarks of the Lucky’s style. For more information on Lucky’s Market, go to http://www.luckysmarket.com.

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