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June 25, 2024 — UFCW 8-Golden State has been informed by Save Mart of the sale of its supermarket operations and distribution center, which include Save Mart, Lucky, FoodMaxx, Maxx Value, Yosemite Wholesale and the Save Mart Office Division to the Jim Pattison Group.

Many of our members have been through this before, most recently with the Kingswood Capital Management acquisition. They can be assured they have the benefit of solid successor language, guaranteeing the continuation of their benefits and labor contracts. Save Mart has also indicated it intends to continue normal operations and honor the language in our Union contracts.

These contracts are set to expire later this year and we have informed the company we intend to have a new agreement for our members to vote on before the contract expiration. Thousands of members have already completed their contract negotiations’ questionnaires and we have dates scheduled for bargaining in the coming weeks.

We look forward to meeting and working with the Jim Pattison Group as we continue serving the interests of the nearly 6,000 Union employees at The Save Mart Companies throughout California.

“We intend to continue maintaining our longstanding and constructive relationship with The Save Mart Companies and the new owner, the Jim Pattison Group,” President Jacques Loveall said.

“Our members work tirelessly, both for the company and in service to their community, and their Union contract will continue to ensure fair wages, stable benefits and working conditions, and guarantee their rights are protected,” said President Loveall.