Albertsons Cos.

Albertsons passes COVID-19 vaccine milestone

Albertsons passes COVID-19 vaccine milestone

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

Albertsons Cos. pilots grocery delivery option

Albertsons Cos. pilots grocery delivery option

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

Albertsons associates choose favorite own brands

Albertsons associates choose favorite own brands

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.

Retailers among best places for LGBTQ equality

Retailers among best places for LGBTQ equality

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

Albertsons Cos. raises outlook after strong Q3

Albertsons Cos. raises outlook after strong Q3

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

Albertsons pilots grocery pickup kiosk

Albertsons pilots grocery pickup kiosk

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

Albertsons names Gajial head of pharmacy

Albertsons names Gajial head of pharmacy

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

Mark Panzer leaves Albertsons

Mark Panzer leaves Albertsons

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

Albertsons Cos. conducts $800 million IPO

Albertsons Cos. conducts $800 million IPO

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

Retailers show solidarity with protesters

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

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