Superior Grocers Names Mary Kasper as Chief Legal and HR Officer

Superior Grocers announced the appointment of Mary Kasper as the company’s Chief Legal and Human Resources Officer.

With an illustrious background in law and extensive experience in the retail sector, Kasper brings a wealth of knowledge and expertise to her new role, said the Southern California grocery chain in a press release.

Kasper joins Superior Grocers from 99 Cents Only Stores, where she served as Chief Legal Officer, General Counsel, and Secretary.

As Superior Grocers embarks on its next phase of growth and innovation, Kasper’s leadership will play a pivotal role in nurturing a thriving and inclusive workplace culture.

“We are thrilled to welcome Mary Kasper to Superior Grocers as our Chief Legal and Human Resources Officer,” said Richard Wardwell, President and CEO at Superior Grocers. “Her extensive experience and proven track record of success will be instrumental in driving our human resources initiatives forward as we continue to prioritize the well-being and development of our employees and provide legal and strategic guidance to the business.”

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Her previous executive positions at Unified Grocers and Fresh & Easy Neighborhood Markets further solidified her reputation as a trusted advisor and thought leader in the retail industry. Kasper also held leadership positions in the legal departments of Ralphs/Food 4 Less and Vons, where she provided strategic legal counsel to support business objectives.

Throughout her career, Kasper has been recognized for her outstanding contributions, including being named a Los Angeles Business Journal Outstanding Corporate Counsel Award finalist.

She is an active member of prominent industry associations, including the California State Bar Association, the Food Marketing Institute, and the California Grocers Association (CGA). Kasper previously served as the Chair of the CGA and CGA’s Government Relations Committee.

Kasper holds a Juris Doctorate from the UCLA School of Law and a B.A. in English, Phi Beta Kappa, magna cum laude, from UCLA.