Boise, Idaho — Albertsons Companies has promoted its executive vice president and chief operating officer, Wayne Denningham, to president and chief operating officer for Albertsons Companies. Bob Miller remains chairman and CEO, a role he has held since April 2015.
Denningham will continue to lead store operations with added oversight of marketing and merchandising, supply chain, manufacturing and integration, all of which will continue under their current leadership.
"This is the strongest leadership team I've worked with in my 50+ years in this industry," says Miller. "I asked Wayne to join Albertsons LLC in 2006 to lead our Rocky Mountain Division. Since that time, he's led three different divisions, helped to negotiate and manage some of our most significant acquisitions, and successfully turned around some of our toughest assets. He's a remarkable leader with tremendous grocery retail acumen, and I'm pleased that he's accepted this new role."
Denningham began his career with Albertson's, Inc. in 1977 as a clerk and worked his way up in the organization. He eventually served as both executive vice president of marketing and merchandising and executive vice president of operations for the company before leaving in 2004. He joined Albertson's LLC in 2006. In March 2013, Denningham was named division president of the Southern California division following the acquisition of 877 stores from SUPERVALU, and in January 2015, he assumed the role of South Region COO following the merger with Safeway.
Albertsons Companies is one of the largest food and drug retailers in the United States, with stores in 35 states and the District of Columbia under 19 banners including Albertsons, Safeway, Vons, Jewel-Osco, Shaw's, Acme, Tom Thumb, Randalls, United Supermarkets, Pavilions, Star Market, Haggen and Carrs.
SOURCE: Albertsons Companies