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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 names Gajial new head of pharmacy

Albertsons names Gajial new 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

Albertsons teams with Phosphorus to offer at-home COVID-19 test kits 

Albertsons teams with Phosphorus to offer at-home COVID-19 test kits 

BOISE, Idaho — Albertsons Cos. announced today that it has partnered with Phosphorus to begin offering at-home COVID-19 test kits in select market areas, with plans to expand the offering throughout September and October. The saliva tests typically return results in 72 hours or less from the time the lab receives the test. Albertsons Cos.

Albertsons Cos. to sell 17.5% stake to Apollo

Albertsons Cos. to sell 17.5% stake to Apollo

BOISE, Idaho — Albertsons Cos. plans to sell a 17.5% stake to the private equity firm Apollo Global Management for $1.75 billion. The deal, announced Wednesday, is expected to close by June 15. “Albertsons Companies is pleased to work with Apollo and its co-investors,” Albertsons president and CEO Vivek Sankaran said in a statement. “Apollo

Albertsons has a strong showing for fiscal 2020

Albertsons has a strong showing for fiscal 2020

BOISE, Idaho — Albertsons Cos. posted an identical store sales increase of 47% for the first four weeks of fiscal 2020, the company said on Thursday. Quarter-to-date identical sales for the first eight weeks of fiscal 2020 increased 34% compared to the comparable prior year period. Albertsons reported its first quarter sales-to-date as part of

Albertsons Cos. names exec VP, chief customer and digital officer

Albertsons Cos. names exec VP, chief customer and digital officer

BOISE, Idaho — Albertsons Cos. has named Chris Rupp executive vice president and chief customer and digital officer, effective December 3. Rupp joins Albertsons Cos. from Microsoft Corp., where she most recently served as general manager of the company’s Xbox Business Engineering team. Chris Rupp Rupp will be responsible for integrating and enhancing customers’ experiences

Albertsons offers customers home opioid disposal option

Albertsons offers customers home opioid disposal option

BOISE, Idaho — As part of its commitment to prevent opioid misuse, Albertsons Cos. now offers DisposeRx — an at-home, eco-friendly medication disposal service — at its nearly 1,800 pharmacy counters in 34 states and Washington, D.C. Albertsons Cos. banners with pharmacies offering DisposeRx include Albertsons, Safeway, Vons, Jewel-Osco, Shaw’s, Acme, Tom Thumb, Randalls, United Supermarkets, Pavilions, Star Market,

Geoff White named executive VP at Albertsons

Geoff White named executive VP at Albertsons

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

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