Joe Shemirani

Joe Shemirani

Joe Shemirani

Founder, Barons Market

SD 500 recap: Joe Shemirani’s family-owned Barons Market began in 1992, and in 2019 they will open stores in Otay Mesa and Menifee, bringing their total to nine outlets. Barons Market donates to more than 100 nonprofits each year, including Feeding San Diego, Helen Woodward, Rady Children’s Hospital, the USO, the San Diego Humane Society, and Copley-Price YMCA. Barons Market was voted “Outstanding Multi-Store Independent Grocery Store” in 2018 by Progressive Grocer Magazine, a national trade publication.

ALMA MATER

University of Maryland