Paul Gianetto has enjoyed more than 35 years in the grocery retail industry, starting his career at a small chain of family-owned convenience stores in Anaheim, Ca., where he was born and raised. From there, Paul began a 21-year stint with Ralphs Grocery Company, where he excelled through all levels of store management prior to joining their corporate ranks, including roles in marketing, advertising and merchandising in both southern and northern California.
After joining Raley’s in 2008, Gianetto began in store operations, quickly moving into a key merchandising support role leading strategic pricing, category management and procurement. Paul was promoted to director of grocery in 2013, then to vice president center store in early 2017. He now leads all sales and merchandising teams and oversees Raley’s private brands as well as the strategic pricing department, managing all segments of the grocery business.
Gianetto serves on the executive committee for the Northern California City of Hope board of directors and is also highly engaged with the Raley’s Food For Families. He was recently elected to the Western Association of Food Chains board of directors in 2018. Gianetto is a graduate of the USC Food Industry Management Program class of 1994 and also graduated from Cal Polytechnic University, Pomona, School of Business in 1988. Paul and his wife, Valerie, live in Folsom with their two children.