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Albertsons Cos.

Albertsons readies food, wellness digital marketplace

Albertsons readies food, wellness digital marketplace

BOISE, Idaho – Albertsons Cos. has called on vendors to join its upcoming digital marketplace for food and wellness products. Set to open to consumers early this summer, the Albertsons digital marketplace will provide a venue where customers can find and buy hard-to-find products and to discover new items and trends, the food and drug

Albertsons-Rite Aid merger deal seen as a ‘win-win’

Albertsons-Rite Aid merger deal seen as a ‘win-win’

CAMP HILL, Pa. — The merger of Albertsons Cos. and Rite Aid Corp. will create a “truly differentiated” player in the food, health and wellness space, John Standley, chairman and chief executive officer of Rite Aid, said when the deal was announced late last month. The proposed merger will transform Rite Aid through the addition

Donald joins Albertsons as president, COO

BOISE, Idaho — Albertsons Cos. has tapped retail veteran Jim Donald, former president and chief executive officer of Starbucks Corp., to serve as its new president and chief operating officer. In his new role, Donald will have responsibility for the operations of the retailer’s more than 2,300 stores and will help drive the growth of

More Rite Aid stores transferred to Walgreens

More Rite Aid stores transferred to Walgreens

CAMP HILL, Pa. — Rite Aid Corp. is winding down its asset sale to Walgreens Boots Alliance (WBA) with the ownership transfer of 537 more stores. Rite Aid said Tuesday that as of March 2, it has transferred 1,651 stores and related assets to WBA for cash proceeds of $3.6 billion. The process has progressed

Albertsons Cos. names Jim Donald president, COO

Albertsons Cos. names Jim Donald president, COO

BOISE, Idaho — Albertsons Cos. has tapped retail veteran Jim Donald, former president and chief executive officer of Starbucks, to serve as its new president and chief operating officer. In his new role, Donald will have responsibility for the operations of the retailers’ more than 2,300 stores and will help drive the growth of the

Albertsons-Rite Aid a good match, despite snags

Albertsons-Rite Aid a good match, despite snags

Albertsons Cos.’ deal to acquire Rite Aid Corp. looks to be a “win-win for both companies,” yet the merger wouldn’t be a cakewalk to see through successfully, observes Diana Sheehan, director of research and insights at retail specialist Kantar Consulting. On the plus side, both Albertsons and Rite Aid would benefit via increased scale and complementary

Albertsons-Rite Aid to create wellness powerhouse

Albertsons-Rite Aid to create wellness powerhouse

CAMP HILL, Pa. — The Albertsons Cos. merger with Rite Aid Corp. will create a “truly differentiated” player in the food, health and wellness space, John Standley, chairman and chief executive officer of Rite Aid, said in an interview with Chain Drug Review. The Albertsons-Rite Aid merger deal, announced Tuesday, will transform Rite Aid through

Morris is taking on a bigger role at Albertsons

BOISE, Idaho — Albertsons Cos. president and chief operating officer Wayne Denningham plans to retire near the end of the company’s fiscal year. Denningham was with the company more than 40 years, having started working as a clerk as a teenager. The company has named Susan Morris executive vice president and chief operations officer, overseeing

Bartell Drugs hires Adam Wampler to lead operations

Bartell Drugs hires Adam Wampler to lead operations

SEATTLE — Former Albertsons Cos. and Safeway executive Adam Wampler has joined Bartell Drugs as senior vice president of operations. The Puget Sound-area drug chain said Monday that Wampler most recently served as senior vice president of operations for Northern California at Albertsons. In the position, he oversaw profitability, store conditions, diversity, and employee development across

Albertsons data-driven media platform to help brands

Albertsons data-driven media platform to help brands

BOISE, Idaho — Albertsons Cos. has launched Albertsons Performance Media, a digital media tool for providing brands with proprietary shopper data. The food and drug retailer said the solution can help drive sales across the its network of about 2,300 stores in 35 states. Albertsons Performance Media features technology from Quotient Technology Inc., a Silicon

Albertsons Cos. COO Wayne Denningham to retire

Albertsons Cos. COO Wayne Denningham to retire

BOISE, Idaho — Wayne Denningham, president and chief operating officer of Albertsons Cos., plans to retire near the end of the company’s fiscal year. Wayne Denningham Albertsons also said Tuesday that it has named Susan Morris as executive vice president and chief operations officer. She will oversee the food and drug retailer’s supply chain, manufacturing and

Albertsons Cos. enlists IRI for supply chain services

Albertsons Cos. enlists IRI for supply chain services

CHICAGO — Food and drug retailer Albertsons Cos. has entered into an agreement with data and analytics specialist IRI for supply chain services. IRI said Tuesday that under the pact, Albertsons will integrate its supply chain data, including inventory and transactional shipment information, into the IRI Liquid Data and Unify visualization platform. The technology platform

PBS TV to air segment on ScriptDrop, Albertsons

PBS TV to air segment on ScriptDrop, Albertsons

COLUMBUS, Ohio — ScriptDrop and Albertsons Cos. will be featured on the educational television series “Success Files” for their efforts to provide patients with their prescription medications following Hurricane Harvey. Plans call for Success Files, hosted by Rob Lowe, to tape the ScriptDrop-Albertsons segment in Houston on Nov. 14 and air it nationally via PBS member

Albertsons Cos. enables Apple Pay across all chains

Albertsons Cos. enables Apple Pay across all chains

BOISE, Idaho — Albertsons Cos. has begun accepting Apple Pay mobile payment in all of its food and drug retail banners, spanning more than 2,300 stores nationwide. Albertsons Cos. said Monday that Apple Pay represents a new feature at checkout in its Albertsons, Safeway, Vons, Pavilions, Tom Thumb, Randalls and Carrs supermarket locations. The digital