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Phillip Smith tapped as Stater Bros. chairman

Phillip Smith tapped as Stater Bros. chairman

SAN BERNARDINO, Calif. — Stater Bros. Markets vice chairman Phillip Smith has been chosen to serve as chairman. He succeeds executive chairman Jack Brown, who died recently. “I am honored to have been elected to the position of chairman of the board of Stater Bros. Markets,” Smith said. “I knew Jack for over 40 years and

Customers help Stater Bros. mark milestone

Customers help Stater Bros. mark milestone

SAN BERNARDINO, Calif. — Stater Bros. Markets celebrated its 80th anniversary on August 17 by offering customers free balloons and cookies at all 168 of its supermarkets in Southern ­California. “Celebrating 80 years is an unbelievable accomplishment for any company,” said Jack Brown, executive chairman for Stater Bros. “We wouldn’t be here without our valued

FMI recognizes Brown, Murphy with awards

FMI recognizes Brown, Murphy with awards

CHICAGO – The Food Marketing Institute recognized two supermarket industry leaders with awards at the FMI Connect event here. Stater Bros. Markets executive chairman Jack Brown received FMI’s  2016 Glen P. Woodard Jr. award for public affairs, and Price Chopper Supermarkets/Market 32 manager of consumer trends, nutrition and lifestyles Maureen Murphy  received the Esther Peterson