Albertsons Appoints EVP, Retail Operations, East Region

by Katie Lee

Boise, Idaho — Albertsons Companies has appointed the current president of its Denver division, Susan Morris, to the position of executive vice president of retail operations over its East region. Morris is filling the vacancy created when Kelly Griffith announced earlier this month that he would be leaving the company.

Since March 2015, Morris has led the company’s Denver division team, overseeing over 130 stores in five states. She joined Albertsons when she was 16 as a customer service clerk in Colorado. After college, her career spanned roles from store director to corporate grocery sales director, vice president of bakery and operations and, upon the sale of Albertson’s Inc.’s assets to SUPERVALU, vice president of customer satisfaction. In 2010, she was senior vice president of sales and merchandising when she left SUPERVALU to join Albertsons LLC. In March 2013, Morris moved from her role as vice president of marketing & merchandising for the Southwest division to intermountain division president.

“Starting at an entry level position and working your way up to a leadership role is very much alive and well at Albertsons Companies, and Susan is the latest example of that,” says Wayne Denningham, chief operating officer. “In the span of our company’s history, we have helped to develop some of the greatest retail leaders in the industry today, and Susan is certainly an excellent addition to that list. Her experience in grocery is invaluable both as an operator and a merchant.”

Albertsons Companies is one of the largest food and drug retailers in the United States, operating 2,300 stores across 35 states and the District of Columbia under 18 banners including Albertsons, Safeway, Vons, Jewel-Osco, Shaw’s, ACME, Tom Thumb, Randalls, United Supermarkets, Pavilions, Star Market and Carrs.


SOURCE: Albertsons Companies

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