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Steve Sooknanan

Director of Operations, Stop and Shop

Steve Sooknanan is Director of Operations for Stop and Shop, overseeing the operations of 16 Stop and Shop grocery stores averaging over $800 million in sales annually. A Trinidadian American of East Indian ethnicity, Steve’s retail career began nearly 30 years ago with Walmart, where he held many positions,

Steve was recently credited for mentoring many store managers and assistant managers as they navigate through Stop and Shop’s Management Development Program. Nearly a dozen assistant and store managers reached the level of their careers through Steve’s passion for people improvement. Steve is also a big supporter of the community, facilitating many community projects, such as Pride Month, Breast Cancer Awareness, and local job fairs.


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