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Merchant of the Year

Albertsons’ Sampson is lauded as Top Merchant

Albertsons’ Sampson is lauded as Top Merchant

BOISE, Idaho — Albertsons Cos. has had a remarkable story over the past 11 years, growing from a group of 661 mostly unloved grocery stores into one of the nation’s leading food retailers, with more than 2,300 supermarkets operating under 20 banners and across 35 states and the District of Columbia. As executive vice president

Top merchant honors go to Redfield of Walmart

Top merchant honors go to Redfield of Walmart

BENTONVILLE, Ark. — In October Charles Redfield was named executive vice president of food for Walmart U.S. Before that, he spent about three and a half years as executive vice president of merchandising for Sam’s Club, with sourcing and merchandising responsibility for the division’s more than 650 locations ­nationwide. It is for his work at