LOS ANGELES – Grocery warehouse retailer Smart & Final has named Scott Drew as its chief operating officer. Drew has previously served on the retailer’s team for the last 10 years leading store operations, real estate, construction and maintenance, supply chain and sales and merchandising. 

"Scott is a seasoned industry executive with proven leadership skills, which have benefited Smart & Final for the past 10 years,” said Dave Hirz, president and chief executive officer of Smart & Final. “Scott’s management style is all about coaching his team and being a servant leader. One of his biggest focus areas is the development of high potential leaders in order to build our bench and ensure Smart & Final’s continued success." 

Drew has over 40 years of experience in the grocery industry and previously served as the vice president of store operations for The Kroger Co.