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Albertsons Companies Announces Key Leadership Changes to Marketing & Merchandising Team

Company Press Release

Albertsons Companies today announced two key executive appointments to its Marketing & Merchandising team aimed at building on the organization’s momentum and accomplishments over the last several years. Dennis Clark has been promoted to Senior Vice President of Merchandising, and Pat Brown, most recently CEO of Natural Markets Food Group, has been named Group Vice President of Merchandising, leading Deli & Prepared Foods and Business Initiatives.

“The most powerful asset we have is our incredible team of talented people who day in and day out do what is needed to run great stores and take care of our customers,” said Shane Sampson, Chief Marketing & Merchandising Officer. “Together, Dennis and Pat bring decades of proven experience to their roles that will only strengthen our service to vendors and stores alike as we continue our work to be the Favorite Local Supermarket™.”

Clark started his career in Utah with Safeway and joined Albertsons Inc. in 1988, working his way up in the business. He held the role of VP of Marketing & Merchandising for ACME under both SUPERVALU’s and New Albertson’s Inc.’s ownership. In 2015, he was named to the company’s Integration team to help develop the go-forward company’s operating strategy following the merger close. Eighteen months ago, he assumed additional responsibility as Group Vice President of Marketing & Merchandising support.

Brown joined Albertsons Companies in May 2017 as Vice President of Merchandising Strategic Initiatives from Natural Markets Food Group, where he was the CEO for 2.5 years. His prior roles include Chief Operating Officer of New Seasons Market and Director of Retail Operations for H-E-B, where he was instrumental in developing their Central Market format.

About Albertsons Companies

Albertsons Companies is one of the largest food and drug retailers in the United States, with both a strong local presence and national scale. We operate stores across 35 states and the District of Columbia under 19 well-known banners including Albertsons, Safeway, Vons, Jewel-Osco, Shaw’s, Acme, Tom Thumb, Randalls, United Supermarkets, Pavilions, Star Market, Haggen and Carrs. Albertsons Companies is committed to helping people across the country live better lives by making a meaningful difference, neighborhood by neighborhood. In 2016 alone, along with the Albertsons Companies Foundation, the company gave nearly $300 million in food and financial support. These efforts helped millions of people in the areas of hunger relief, education, cancer research and treatment, programs for people with disabilities and veterans outreach.

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