Smart & Final Named to Fortune's 2017 List of “World’s Most Admired Companies”
COMMERCE, Calif., February 21, 2017 – Smart & Final Stores, Inc . (NYSE: SFS), the value-oriented food and everyday staples retailer, was named to FORTUNE’s 2017 list of “World’s Most Admired Companies.” Fortune’s annual list includes the world’s most respected and reputable companies across 51 industries, as ranked by executives, directors and analysts in those respective industries. Smart & Final ranked #5 in the industry category of Food & Drug Stores.
“We are grateful to receive this recognition as it reflects the passion and commitment of our people and our strong company culture,” said Dave Hirz, President and Chief Executive Officer of Smart & Final. “This honor is particularly rewarding because it is determined based on input from well-respected leaders within our industry.”
Fortune partners with global management consulting firm Korn Ferry Hay Group on its annual survey of corporate reputations. To determine the best-regarded companies in 51 industries, Korn Ferry Hay Group asked executives, directors, and analysts to rate enterprises in their own industry on nine criteria, from investment value and quality of management and products to social responsibility and ability to attract talent. A company’s score must rank in the top half of its industry survey to be listed.
About Smart & Final
Smart & Final Stores, Inc. (NYSE: SFS), is a value-oriented food and everyday staples retailer, headquartered in Commerce (near Los Angeles), California. The Company offers quality products in a variety of sizes, saving household, nonprofit and business customers time and money. As of October 9, 2016, the Company operated 304 grocery and foodservice stores under the "Smart & Final," "Smart & Final Extra!" and "Cash & Carry Smart Foodservice" banners in California, Oregon, Washington, Arizona, Nevada, and Idaho, with an additional 15 stores in Northwestern Mexico operated through a joint venture. In business for 145 years, the Company remains committed to giving back to local communities through employee volunteer opportunities and Company donations to local nonprofits.