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Albertsons

New Albertsons CEO

BOISE, Idaho — Vivek Sankaran, president of Frito-Lay North America, has been hired by Albertsons Cos. as the grocery chain’s new president and chief executive officer. The 55-year-old Sankaran is replacing Jim Donald, who took the helm in September, succeeding longtime CEO Bob Miller, who stayed on as chairman of the board of directors and

Albertsons aims to remake shopping experience

Albertsons aims to remake shopping experience

BOISE — Albertsons Cos. is working with Microsoft on cloud-based computing and artificial intelligence solutions that it says will provide new and transformative experiences for customers and employees. “We are reimagining the future to serve customers in a way they want to interact with us across all channels,” said Anuj Dhanda, Albertsons Cos. executive vice president and

Rite Aid ready to put merger to a vote

CAMP HILL, Pa. — Rite Aid Corp. shareholders will vote on the company’s merger with Albertsons Cos. at a special meeting on August 9. If approved, the $24 billion transaction would take privately held Albertsons public and give its shareholders a majority stake in the combined company. The merged entity would be a top-five food

IRI Growth Summit looks to future of CPG

IRI Growth Summit looks to future of CPG

LAS VEGAS —IRI’s 2018 Growth Summit kicked off yesterday at the Wynn Las Vegas with a record-breaking attendance of approximately 1,500 participants. The Chicago-based market research firm’s 15th annual IRI Growth Summit, running from April 16-18 features visionaries and leaders from the world’s top consumer packaged goods manufacturers, retailers and media agencies.With an ever-changing marketplace,

A new wellness retail paradigm

A new wellness retail paradigm

The pending merger between Albertsons Cos. and Rite Aid, which was announced late last month after extensive negotiations, represents a major milestone for the companies involved and a potentially decisive turning point in the ongoing, if sometimes sporadic, effort by mass market retailers to more closely align nutrition, health and wellness in order to better

Albertsons’ president, COO Denningham to retire

Albertsons’ president, COO Denningham to retire

BOISE, Idaho — Albertsons Cos. announced on Tuesday that president and chief operating officer Wayne Denningham plans to retire near the end of the company’s fiscal year. Denningham garnered over 40 years with the company, having started working as a clerk as a teenager. The company has named Susan Morris executive vice president and chief

Albertsons inks deal with Instacart

Albertsons inks deal with Instacart

BOISE, Idaho — Albertsons Cos. has signed a deal with Instacart to offer same-day grocery deliveries in more than 1,800 stores by mid-2018, the company announced Tuesday. “Instacart’s extensive delivery network combined with Albertsons Companies’ existing home delivery services and established, robust e-commerce offering creates a fantastic customer proposition,” said Albertsons chief marketing and merchandising

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