The President, with the help of the management team, oversees the day-to-day operations of the company.
Our stockholder/members elect a nine-member Board of Directors to three-year rotating terms, it is the board’s responsibility is to give direction to management and lookout for the interests of all stockholder/members.
Buying committees consisting of key SSL owners and buyers assist management in communicating the needs of our members to our business partners (suppliers.) The needs of the stores are determined by analysis of historic buying patterns as well as written and verbal information gathering. These needs are communicated to our suppliers through face-to-face meetings and/or by written request.
While group collaboration is encouraged in order to generate the most cost-effective programs, our retailers maintain their individuality by being able to select the programs and brands that work best for their stores.