Bashas' Family of Stores Promotes Seasoned Executive Steve Mayer to Chief Operating Officer; Edward "Trey" Basha and Keith Knopf Share
CHANDLER, AZ - If this week had a theme, it would be new leaders and promotions, and Bashas’ Family of Stores got the memo. The grocer recently announced that it has promoted Steve Mayer to Chief Operating Officer of its more than 110 locations across Arizona and New Mexico. He will also represent Bashas’ on The Raley’s Companies Executive Leadership Team as a member of Bashas’ Executive Committee.
In this new position, Mayer will expand upon his previous leadership role as Senior Vice President of Marketing, Merchandising, and Procurement by adding store operations to his responsibilities and taking on an increased role in the strategic daily operations of the business. According to a release, he will continue to report to Edward “Trey” Basha, President of Bashas’, a division of The Raley’s Companies.
Mayer is backed by more than three decades of grocery retail experience and has a deep understanding of merchandising, pricing strategies, store layouts, and marketing. He came to Bashas’ Family of Stores from Schnucks Markets, where he was Chief Merchant and Member of the Executive Strategy Team after serving as Group Vice President of Produce, Floral, and Deli. Mayer also served in executive roles at Meijer, Bi-Lo, Ahold USA, and Flavor 1st.
Sharing his excitement for Mayer’s promotion, Basha commented.
“Steve has proven to be a valued leader since joining our team nearly two and a half years ago,” he said. “He has helped to shape our brand and market strategies and enhanced our overall business acumen, while also building a strong team. We look forward to seeing Steve’s influence become even more evident in our team dynamics and business performance.”
Keith Knopf, President and Chief Executive Officer of The Raley’s Companies, also shared in the enthusiasm.
“Bashas’ and The Raley’s Companies are fortunate to have a capable and inspiring leader in Steve Mayer,” he shared. “I commend Trey on his decision to bring Steve onto the team in Spring of 2021 and for recognizing Steve’s potential to lead in this broader capacity. I congratulate Steve, his wife Jeanette, and family, as well as the Bashas’ team.”
Cheers to Steve Mayer on his promotion!