[md]San Francisco and Toronto, May 10, 2012 – Achievers, the leader in employee rewards and recognition solutions, announces the launch of Save Mart’s [employee engagement](https://www.achievers.com/resources/best-practices/engage-your-workforce) and recognition program, The Save Mart Connection. With 18,000 active employees and more than 7,000 recognitions distributed in the first month, the program is a huge success in the company.
“[Save Mart](http://www.savemart.com/) partnered with Achievers to implement an interactive recognition and rewards program to increase employee engagement and ensure that all of our employees are recognized for their contributions,” said Larry Sanford, Executive Director of Human Resources and OD/D. “I am excited about the mutually beneficial partnership and the positive impact The Save Mart Connection will have on the employees here at Save Mart. “
The Save Mart Connection is a new HR initiative designed to help enhance Save Mart’s corporate culture as well as align employees with Save Mart’s core values through recognition. Points are awarded for great performance, superior customer service as well as living company values. Those points can be redeemed for meaningful rewards including travel rewards, experience rewards, electronics, gift cards and much more.
“Save Mart designed its employee recognition platform to incent and promote positive employee behaviors through strategic HR and business initiatives,” said Razor Suleman, Founder and Chairman of Achievers. “We look forward to working with Save Mart to implement these programs to help them increase employee engagement, deliver superior customer service and drive positive business results.”
The Save Mart Connection rewards and recognition program includes peer and top-down recognition, mystery shop, newsfeed, leader boards, on-demand reporting and analytics and dashboards. The Save Mart Connection also plans to add additional programs such as safety and [service awards](https://www.achievers.com/solutions/years-of-service) in the future.
##About Save Mart Supermarkets
Save Mart Supermarkets, a California corporation, owns and operates 230 stores in Northern California and Northern Nevada under the Save Mart, S-Mart Foods, Lucky, Maxx Value Foods, and FoodMaxx banners. Headquartered in Modesto, Calif. since the company was founded in 1952, Save Mart Supermarkets has always believed in supporting local suppliers and producers, and is actively engaged with the charities and causes of the communities where its stores do business. For more information on the stores of Save Mart Supermarkets, please visit [www.SaveMart.com](http://www.SaveMart.com), [www.LuckySupermarkets.com](http://www.LuckySupermarkets.com), and [www.FoodMaxx.com](http://www.FoodMaxx.com).