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Navarro names former Bigg’s executive as CEO

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MIAMI — Navarro Discount Pharmacies has appointed Steve Kaczynski as its chief executive officer.

The drug store chain said Wednesday that Kaczynski succeeds Marcio Cabrera, who was serving as the retailer’s interim CEO. Cabrera is a managing director of private equity fund MBF Healthcare Partners, Navarro’s parent company.

Navarro called Kaczynski "a seasoned executive with a successful track record," pointing to his more than 35 years of experience in food and drug retailing.

Kaczynski previously was president and CEO of Bigg’s, a retail division of Supervalu Inc., and he has held executive positions with Wild Oats Markets, Giant Food Stores and Cub Food, according to Navarro.

"We are very excited to have an individual with Steve’s leadership ability and retail expertise as the chief executive officer of Navarro," Cabrera said in a statement. "In addition to his leadership skills, I believe that Steve’s expertise in merchandising and marketing will be essential in execution of the company’s future growth plans."

With 28 stores and approximately 1,500 employees in Miami, Navarro is the nation’s largest Hispanic-owned pharmacy chain.

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