Sean Loloee is a local business leader, entrepreneur, community activist and Del Paso Heights resident.
After immigrating to the United States with his family in 1985, Sean eventually embarked on the journey of creating home-grown businesses to ensure disadvantaged communities have access to high-quality products and services. By 1995, Sean had gone from operating small, local retail stores to owning and operating a 35,000 square foot, full-service supermarket in Los Angeles.
In 2000, Sean received a phone call from then-mayor and former Governor Jerry Brown who asked if Sean would consider opening a full-service grocery outlet in an underserved and economically distressed part of Oakland. Sean worked diligently with elected officials, city leaders and reputable community members to successfully open a grocery store that has been praised for its inviting atmosphere and community focus.
Loloee, in 2008, acquired a shopping center in Sacramento and opened a 35,000 square foot full-service supermarket within the center, which was the beginning of Viva Supermarkets. Several years later, Loloee opened an additional Viva Supermarket in Del Paso Heights. The opening of this supermarket was covered by The Sacramento Bee, and at the time, was noted to be the first full-service grocery outlet opened in the Del Paso Heights area in more than 20 years.
Today, there are two stores located in Sacramento City Council District 2, comprising over 100 associates with 95% of the workforce maintaining residences in the North Sacramento community.
Sean is an alumnus of the University of California, Riverside where he received his Bachelor of Science degree in Biology. Sean is a proud family man devoted to his wonderful wife and two children. He adheres to the simple philosophy that having good morale and integrity are essential and non-negotiable, and that one should always make time to help others in need.