President of Smart & Final Retires

by Katie Lee

Los Angeles — Chedraui USA, the fourth largest grocery retailer in California and parent company for El Super, Smart & Final and Fiesta Mart stores, has announced the retirement of Smart & Final’s president, Scott Drew, effective Sept. 29, 2023.

Drew began his career in the industry more than four decades ago as a grocery clerk. He joined Smart & Final in 2010, leading the organization with a steadfast commitment to Smart & Final’s core values and a profound dedication to the personal and professional growth of the company’s associates.

“I am grateful for Scott’s tireless service to Smart & Final for more than a decade,” says Carlos Smith, CEO of Chedraui USA. “I wish him and his wife, Kelly, the very best as they embark on this next chapter of their lives.”

Smith will continue to serve as CEO of Chedraui USA with Sean Mahony, senior vice president of store operations; Matt Reeve, senior vice president of sales & merchandising; and Dan Matarelli, group vice president of Chedraui USA Marketing, now reporting directly to him.

Chedraui USA is based in Los Angeles and is the fourth largest grocery retailer in California with 377 locations in California, Nevada, Arizona, New Mexico and Texas. The company’s store banners include El Super, Fiesta Mart and Smart & Final. A subsidiary of Grupo Comercial Chedraui based in Mexico, Chedraui USA focuses on the heritage of its three store banners while looking toward future growth and expansion. For more information, visit

SOURCE: Chedraui USA

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