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COVER FEATURE

2018 Top Women in Grocery
Amanda Wilson
Save-A-Lot #896,
Dickson, Tenn.

Wilson's employee retention
at her store is in
the top half of the company;
through her leadership, Store
#896 achieved one of the lowest shrink rates in the district.
Her store is located in a
small, rural community, of
which she's a proud member:
Participating in Save-A-Lot's
holiday bag program to help
the hungry, her store was in
the top five, selling 755 bags
last year, even though the
location is small in size.
Wilson's store consistently
ranks at the top for district and
region, and her district manager
employs best practices from
her location to help make other
stores stronger.

Mary Jo
Marciniak

Store Director,
SpartanNash,
Family Fare #1509,
West Branch, Mich.

Last year, Marciniak was tied for SpartanNash's
top associate satisfaction score,
and leads the company in its
associate engagement metric.
Known for her great leadership
and communications skills, she
believes in educating her team
on goals and strategy while still
managing to have fun.
She is a member of the local
chamber of commerce and participates as a volunteer at Anna's
Treasures, a nonprofit organization aiding foster children, for
which Marciniak was instrumental in raising sufficient funds to
provide 26 cases of diapers for
families in need.

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Nadine Flores

Smart & Final Extra!
#916, Ventura, Calif.

When the
Thomas Fire
broke out in
Southern California last
December, Flores was at the
store in 20 minutes, spending
the night and the next day in
a store without power, and
helping local businesses and
households shop by lantern
for their needs; these efforts
continued for three weeks as
the fire raged.
The consistency of her store
conditions and building operation
led to double-digit sales and
EBITDA growth in 2017, causing
her location to be awarded District 13 Store of the Year.
Never afraid to take on any
new task, Flores volunteered
to mentor store managers who
needed assistance.

Lana Arellano
Sprouts Farmers
Markets #276,
Daly City, Calif.

Managing the
highest-volume
Sprouts store in the Bay Area,
Arellano has been recognized
by the company for her efforts
in supporting other stores
in the absence of their store
managers.
She also piloted an important
rollout of a Sprouts ecommerce
system handling out-of-stock
counts, and piloted a new live
cooking demo station in her
store, which has become a
customer favorite.
In addition to her managerial
role, Arellano serves Sprouts and
her team as an emerging leader
educator, Store Manager Council
member and new-in-role store
manager trainer.

Mayra Galvan

Smart & Final #923,
San Pedro, Calif.

Because of her
ability to recognize
and develop talent,
Galvan's stewardship as a store
manager has led to a number of
her associates' being promoted to higher levels within the
company.

STORE
MANAGERS

Connie Kalonich
Store Director,
SpartanNash,
Family Fare #1511,
Grayling, Mich.

Kalonich exceeded her 2017 profit goal by $1
million and grew her same-store
sales by more than $1 million in
just two years.

By engaging her associates,
and with smart merchandising,
she achieved excellent financial performance in her store
location, also winning Smart &
Final's 2017 Store of the Year in
her region.

She earned one of highest
associate satisfaction scores
and overall satisfaction customer scores in the company
by being someone who likes
to drop in on weekends and
evenings to help support her
staff and assist customers.

Previously, Galvan and her
team at Store #923 achieved
second-year sales comps of
almost 7 percent over prior year,
a great accomplishment on top
of outstanding first-year sales.

As a person dedicated to making the community surrounding
her store a better place to live,
Kalonich is heavily involved in the
local chamber of commerce and
the Grayling Business Expo.

Erin Baez

Stop & Shop #2606,
West Hartford,
Conn.

Manager of
a new store,
Baez exceeded
expectations and the company's
metrics in customer service,
shrink and inventory, beating her
previous-year sales numbers.
While doubling temporarily as
her store's floral specialist, she
increased Valentine's Day sales.
Baez also helped organize a
5K race in which all proceeds
were donated to a veterans'
group and led a group of Stop
& Shop employees volunteering to clean up the local
veterans' cemetery, where
she lays flags on the graves
on Flag Day, Memorial Day,
Veteran's Day and Labor Day,
as well as providing wreaths
at Christmas.

Dominique
Gabriel

Stop & Shop #88,
Bedford, Mass.

In 2017, Gabriel's
store saw a sales
increase of almost $400,000
from the prior year, and was Bedford's Readers Choice Award
recipient in 2017 in the Bakery,
Floral, Meat and Deli Department
categories.
She is known for her aggressive innovation and fresh ideas
on merchandising projects,
which helped her store exceed
sales targets by four basis
points in 2017.
Gabriel is a member of the
Network of Executive Women,
and last year organized an effort
with her store associates to
raise more than $24,000 for the
Bedford school system.


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