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Unified Grocers elected three retailers to its board of directors: Vache Fermanian, co-owner, B&V Enterprises; Rob McDougall, president and CEO, Gelson’s Markets; and Greg Saar, president and CEO, Saar’s Inc.
"We are extremely pleased to have three very successful and talented retailers join our board," said Richard E. Goodspeed, chairman of the board. "They bring many years of grocery industry experience and retail expertise to our board. Their wealth of knowledge gained from running stores of various formats and sizes will benefit the board and strengthen its overall composition."
Fermanian is co-founder of Super King Markets, a family-owned chain of six grocery stores located in Southern California.
McDougall joined Gelson’s in 2007, assuming leadership in 2012 and has more than 40 years experience in the supermarket industry. Gelson’s has 18 locations in Southern California.
Saar opened his first supermarket in 1988 in Oak Harbor, Wash., and now operates eight stores throughout the Puget Sound Region under the Saar’s Market Place and Saar’s Super Saver Foods banners.