Save A Lot names new CEO

Save A Lot's new CEO will lead the retailer as it continues to grow its private label portfolio.
Zachary Russell
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Leon Bergmann
Leon Bergmann

Discount grocery chain Save A Lot has named its new CEO. Leon Bergmann will succeed interim CEO Craig Herkert, and Bergmann will begin the position this month.

“I’m honored to have the opportunity to lead a tremendous brand like Save A Lot, and to work closely with the amazing team of retail partners that are so dedicated to delivering quality and value to its customers,” said Bergmann. “The Save A Lot model is well positioned to capitalize in industry trends and meet the needs of consumers. I look forward to working with my colleagues at all levels to build on our legacy as the industry’s leading hometown grocer.”

Bergmann has over 20 years of experience in the grocery and wholesale industries. He most recently served as CEO of Harvest Sherwood Food Distributors, where he executed a growth strategy for one of the country’s largest food distributors. He has also held leadership roles with a number of retailers and wholesalers, including C&S Holdings, Unified Grocers, and SuperValu, where he was president of the SuperValu West Region from 2017 to 2018.

Save A Lot has a collection of private label products, and earned honors from Store Brands for its “Like, A Lot A Lot” ad campaign last year.

“With more than two decades of industry experience, Leon combines deep industry expertise and a consistent track record of success at leading grocery brands and wholesale businesses that will be invaluable as we execute against our long-term growth strategy,” said Justin Shaw, chairman of the board at Save A Lot. “His proven ability to meet the needs of associates, customers and vendors also makes him an ideal fit to lead the business and its strong network of Retail Partners across the country.  We are excited to welcome Leon to the Save A Lot team and look forward to working alongside him and the management team as we pursue the strategic growth opportunities ahead."