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Albertsons names Barrett SVP, advertising and marketing

Albertsons names Barrett SVP, advertising and marketing

BOISE, Idaho — Albertsons Cos. announced that Sean Barrett has been promoted to senior vice president of advertising and marketing. Barrett brings strong brand expertise and proven leadership from his tenure with the Albertson Companies Own Brands team and prior roles at Procter & Gamble, which culminated in his being named chief marketing officer of

Retailer of the Year award winners honored

Retailer of the Year award winners honored

NEW YORK — Mass Market Retailers presented its 2017 Retailer of the Year awards last week in New York City. The event drew retailer and supplier executives from across the food, drug and mass channels. Honored as MMR Merchant of the Year was Albertsons Cos. executive vice president and chief marketing and merchanding officer Shane

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

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 promotes White, Withers

Albertsons promotes White, Withers

BOISE, Idaho — Albertsons Cos. on Wednesday named Geoff White to the new position of president of the company’s own brands organization, and promoted Mike Withers to executive vice president of retail operations. In his new role, White will lead the company’s Own Brands team, including the Culinary Kitchen and Technical Center. He will be responsible for furthering the

Panzer to lead GM, HBA at Albertsons

Panzer to lead GM, HBA at Albertsons

BOISE, Idaho — Albertsons Cos. pharmacy chief Mark Panzer has added oversight of the food and drug chain’s general merchandise and health and beauty aids businesses to his duties. The supermarket retailer announced the move Tuesday. Panzer became senior vice president of pharmacy, health and wellness in May, coming to the company from Pharmaca Integrative

Albertsons upgrades R&D facility for PL

DUBLIN, Calif. – A $4.8 million renovation of its culinary kitchen and technology center has allowed Albertsons to unite under one roof its personnel devoted to developing, testing and improving its myriad store brand items. The remodeled center, unveiled here earlier this month, consolidates the retailer’s food scientists, chefs and quality assurance personnel. Previously, the