Dino and Timmie Donati are the new owner /operators of the Santa Maria Grocery Outlet Store. Together they have 45 + years of experience in the grocery industry. Dino has held all store operations positions for Safeway’s Pak N’ Save division. At Raley’s corporate offices he was a category manager, buying for many categories within their box store division and facility purchasing for the Raley’s stores. In Timmie’s career she held management positions for the Pak ‘N Save stores and Human Resources for the corporate offices. The couple trained primarily at the Grass Valley store along with time in Granite Bay. They took ownership of the Santa Maria store in 2012.
Community is very important to Dino and Timmie. They say, “Creating a fun and comfortable atmosphere where the customer can feel part of our extended family is the key to providing superior customer service.
The care we all give to the people important in our lives will be the standards we instill in our family of employees. In order to better serve our customers we will anticipate their needs, aid them with our product knowledge and WOW them with our incredible values, and unique treasures!”