BOISE, Idaho – Albertsons Cos. announced that its pharmacies have now administered more than 1 million doses of COVID-19 vaccine. “Our pharmacy teams across the country are working diligently in serving our communities during this national effort. We are deeply grateful to our federal partners and local jurisdictions in delivering this important milestone,” said Omer
BOISE, Idaho — Albertsons Cos. is testing a remote-controlled, zero-emission delivery cart in Northern California, the retailer said Friday. “Our team is obsessed with trying new and disruptive technologies that can bring more convenience for our customers,” said Albertsons Cos. chief customer and digital officer Chris Rupp. “We are willing to quickly test, learn, and
BOISE, Idaho — Albertsons Cos. on Tuesday celebrated the stars of its Own Brands portfolio, announcing the winners of its first “Own Brands Associate Choice Awards.” Thousands of associates cast votes, choosing their favorite Albertsons Own Brands products in 15 categories. The votes were cast during the company’s January Own Brands “Best for Less” campaign.
NEW YORK — Ahold Delhaize’s GIANT Co. and Food Lion, along with such retailers as Kroger, Walgreens and Walmart, were among the retailers recognized as being among the best places to work for LGBTQ equality. They received perfect marks on the Human Rights Campaign Foundation’s 2021 Corporate Equality Index. A record-breaking 767 major U.S. businesses
BOISE, Idaho — Albertsons Cos. has joined the Beyond the Bag Initiative, which aims to find a more sustainable alternative to single-use plastic bags. The move is part of an ongoing effort to reduce plastic waste, the retailer said Monday. “Albertsons Cos. has a passion for innovation and shares Beyond the Bag’s vision of reinventing
BOISE, Idaho — Albertsons Cos. raised its outlook for fiscal 2020 on Tuesday after reporting strong results for the third quarter. Highlights for the 12-week period ended December 5 included identical store sales growth of 12.3% and digital sales growth of 225%. “Our constant focus on our customers continued to drive strong growth and market
BOISE, Idaho — Albertsons Cos. is piloting an automated and contactless grocery pickup kiosk at one of its Jewel-Osco stores in Chicago. The retailer plans to install a second unit at a Bay Area Safeway in the near future. “We are supercharging our digital and omnichannel offerings to serve customers however they want, whenever they
In this week’s Video Forum, Vivek Sankaran, president and CEO of Albertsons Cos., talks about the need to remain nimble and flexible as consumer behavior changes, the company’s response to COVID-19, Albertsons’ growth strategy, and more.
BOISE, Idaho — Albertsons Cos. has named Omer Gajial as its new senior vice president of pharmacy and health, according the the retailer’s LinkedIn page. He previously held positions at Amazon and PepsiCo. Gajial replaces Mark Panzer, who left his role as senior vice president of pharmacy, health and wellness in August. A former chairman
BOISE, Idaho — Chain drug industry veteran Mark Panzer, who most recently headed Albertsons Cos.’ pharmacy operations, has left the company to pursue other interests. A former chairman of the National Association of Chain Drug Stores, Panzer had been senior vice president of pharmacy, health and wellness at Albertsons since 2015. “We sincerely thank Mark
BOISE, Idaho — Shares of Albertsons Companies Inc. began trading on the New York Stock Exchange on Friday, following an $800 million initial public offering that valued the supermarket operator at about $9.3 billion. Albertsons Cos. sold 50 million shares at $16 per share, raising $800 million for its investors. That was below the target
NEW YORK — From Albertsons Cos. to Walgreens, retailers are expressing solidarity with Americans protesting the police killing of George Floyd. Retailers large and small have vowed to combat racism and discrimination within their organizations. Some also are lending support to advocates of systemic reform. Walmart and the Walmart Foundation are committing $100 million over