Boise, Idaho — Albertsons Companies has appointed Jennifer Saenz as executive vice president, chief merchandising officer, effective July 12, 2021. She will join the company’s senior leadership team and report to Vivek Sankaran, president and chief executive officer. Saenz joins the company from Global Foods.
“We’re excited to welcome Jennifer to the Albertsons team,” says Sankaran. “A commitment to serving our customers with a broad and differentiated assortment of products is a key aspect of our transformation strategy. Jennifer’s extensive global industry experience and proven track record of driving growth through marketing, analytics and product innovation, grounded in a deep understanding of the consumer, will allow her to make significant contributions to our business and elevate the Albertsons brand for our customers, brand partners and associates.”
Saenz has over 15 years of experience in the consumer packaged goods sector, holding roles of increasing responsibility within PepsiCo since 2005. Since 2019, Saenz has served as global chief marketing officer and president of Global Foods, with responsibility for the $30 billion PepsiCo Foods portfolio. From 2015 to 2019 Saenz served as SVP & chief marketing officer of PepsiCo Foods North America. From 2009 to 2015 she was with Frito-Lay.
Albertsons Companies is a leading food and drug retailer that operates stores across 34 states and the District of Columbia with more than 20 banners including Albertsons, Safeway, Vons, Jewel-Osco, Shaw’s, Acme and more.
SOURCE: Albertsons Companies