Albertsons names Mayes chief diversity officer

Albertsons names Mayes chief diversity officer

BOISE, Idaho — Albertsons Cos. has appointed Jonathan Mayes as senior vice president of external affairs and chief diversity officer.  In this post Mayes will be responsible for overseeing and leading the company’s diversity and inclusion efforts, along with the its government relations, sustainability and philanthropy departments. “As one of the largest employers in the

Albertsons expands diabetes store tours

Albertsons expands diabetes store tours

BOISE, Idaho — Leveraging the grocery and pharmacy areas of its stores, Albertsons Cos. has expanded its Eating Healthy with Diabetes food tours to help diabetes patients better manage their health. Albertsons said Thursday that through April 30, the Eating Healthy with Diabetes program will offer free guided tours with local registered dietitians at 400

Albertsons’ charitable work noted

BOISE, Idaho — Hunger Is, a joint charitable program of the Albertsons Cos. Foundation and the Entertainment Industry Foundation to raise awareness and funds to end childhood hunger in the United States, has been nominated for two prestigious 2017 Halo Awards, North America’s highest honor for corporate social initiatives and cause marketing. The awards, now

Albertsons buys small Idaho grocery chain

Albertsons buys small Idaho grocery chain

BOISE, Idaho – Albertsons Cos. has agreed to purchase and rebrand four Paul’s Market stores in Idaho. The stores, which will be converted to the Albertsons banner, are located in Homedale, Kuna, Boise and McCall, Idaho. Paul’s Market also announced that it will close its three other stores, which are located in Caldwell, Mountain Home

Albertsons is gearing up for IPO

BOISE, Idaho – Albertsons is preparing for an initial public offering of stock and has reacquired 33 of the stores it was forced by antitrust regulators to sell ahead of its buyout of ­Safeway. Albertsons last month filed an amended S-1 form with the Securities and Exchange Commission regarding its IPO. The company expects to

Haggen ready to sell its remaining stores

BELLINGHAM, Wash. – Haggen Inc. is selling its remaining stores, completing a downward spiral precipitated by its acquisition last December of 146 Albertsons supermarkets. The retailer has received bankruptcy court approval to auction off its 33 core stores in Washington and Oregon on February 5. “The Haggen group of core stores is well run with

Retailers broadening horizons

The reshuffling of the retail landscape is proceeding, indeed accelerating, at a pace undreamed of as recently as five years ago. This is not a reordering of companies or priorities or strategies. It is a reordering of people. Most recently, Michael Francis, the legendary retail marketer, has signed on at Walmart, as the world’s largest

Albertsons upgrades R&D facility for PL

DUBLIN, Calif. – A $4.8 million renovation of its culinary kitchen and technology center has allowed Albertsons to unite under one roof its personnel devoted to developing, testing and improving its myriad store brand items. The remodeled center, unveiled here earlier this month, consolidates the retailer’s food scientists, chefs and quality assurance personnel. Previously, the