Welcome to Masud and Fereshta Popal, owners of the downtown Seattle Grocery Outlet! Masud started his retail career in 1984 selling oriental rugs in downtown Seattle. Since then, he’s been a manager at several retail businesses, among them Kits Cameras, Best Buy, Circuit City, and CompUSA. With over 25 years of retail experience, Masud was ready for the exciting challenge of owning his own store, so when he heard about Grocery Outlet, he decided to join the operator training program in early 2008. He advanced through the program and received ownership of the Seattle store in late 2009.