BOISE, Idaho — Albertsons Cos. is looking for an executive to oversee merchandising and marketing for its stores and websites following Shane Sampson’s departure from the company earlier this month. Sampson, who has spent nearly four decades working in the grocery industry, returned to Albertsons Cos. in 2015 as executive vice president and marketing and
BOISE, Idaho — Albertsons Cos. has promoted Chad Coester to senior vice president of Own Brands. He succeeds Geoff White, who was recently named chief merchandising officer. In his new post, Coester is responsible for Albersons’ growing portfolio of private label products. “Chad brings infectious energy to everything he does,” White said. “His versatile background
BOISE, Idaho — Albertsons Cos. has promoted Own Brands president Geoff White to executive vice president and chief merchandising officer. Under White’s leadership, Own Brands penetration grew from 23.0% in fiscal year 2017 to 25.3% in the company’s most recently reported quarter. O Organics and Open Nature represent 23.6% of the total natural and organic
BOISE, Idaho — Albertsons Cos. announced Wednesday that Shane Sampson, executive vice president and chief marketing a merchandising officer, has decided to leave the company at the end of its second fiscal quarter on September 7. The company has launched a search for a successor. “Shane has been instrumental in building the Albertsons Companies we
BOISE, Idaho – Albertsons Cos. announced Monday that Mike Theilmann has been named executive vice president and chief human resources officer, effective August 19, 2019. Theilmann joins Albertsons Cos. from Heidrick & Struggles, a leading global executive search and leadership consulting firm, where he served as the global practice managing partner, Human Resources Officers Practice.
BOISE, Idaho — Albertsons Cos. named Gineal Davidson president of the company’s Portland division, which operates over 140 stores in Oregon and Washington. Davidson started with Albertsons 30 years ago as a courtesy clerk in Boulder, Colo., and was quickly promoted to the service deli department. Since that time, she has held positions of increasing
BOISE, Idaho — Albertsons Cos. said Monday that it has named Jonathan Gardner group vice president of strategic sourcing. In this new position, Gardner will report to Evan Rainwater, senior vice president of strategic sourcing and manufacturing. Albertsons has also promoted David Nelsen to group vice president of manufacturing. “Jonathan is an incredible leader who
NEW YORK — Mass Market Retailers last week honored the outstanding executives who were identified by the publication as the industry’s Most Influential Women in 2019. The awards presentation and reception drew retailer and supplier executives from across the food, drug and mass channels to a ballroom in lower Manhattan. On hand to receive awards
BOISE, Idaho – Under a new state law that takes effect Monday, Albertsons pharmacy technicians in the Boise area are the first in the state with the training to prescribe the life-saving opioid antagonist naloxone. The new Idaho law, signed by Gov. Brad Little in February, addresses the opioid epidemic head on by expanding to
BOISE, Idaho — Albertsons Cos. is empowering consumers with fast and convenient in-store checkout experiences by implementing Toshiba Global Commerce Solutions’ self-checkout systems. By leveraging Toshiba’s focus on front-end store optimization, Albertsons Cos. expects checkout times to speed up – from wait time in line to payment – to improve operational throughput and reduce shopper
NEW YORK — Mass Market Retailers presented its 2018 Retailer of the Year awards Wednesday night in New York City. The event drew retailer and supplier executives from across the food, drug and mass channels. Target Corp. was honored as MMR‘s 2018 Retailer of the Year. The award was given in recognition of the work
BOISE, Idaho — Albertsons Cos. announced Friday that Vivek Sankaran, chief executive officer of PepsiCo Foods, North America, has been named the new president and CEO of Albertsons Cos., effective April 25. Jim Donald, currently the company’s president and CEO, will continue as co-chairman of the board, with Leonard Laufer serving as the other co-chairman.