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Navarro Discount Pharmacies has named grocery industry veteran Steve Kaczynski CEO. Kaczynski, whose over 35 years of experience include a stint as president and CEO of Cincinnati-based bigg’s, a division of Supervalu, as well as executive positions at Wild Oats Markets, Giant-Carlisle and Cub Foods, replaces Marcio C. Cabrera, a managing director of MBF Healthcare Partners, who was acting as Miami-based Navarro’s interim CEO.
“In addition to his leadership skills, I believe that Steve’s expertise in merchandising and marketing will be essential in execution of the company’s future growth plans,” noted Cabrera.
With 28 stores and about 1,500 employees in Miami, Navarro is the largest Hispanic-owned drug store chain in the United States. Its stores cater to the Hispanic market and further differentiate themselves by offering many products and services that not found in traditional drug stores, including wireless phones, designer fragrances and in-store health care clinics. Navarro is owned by MBF Healthcare Partners, LP, a private equity fund focused on health care services.