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Albertsons reportedly weighing another IPO effort

The Wall Street Journal, citing sources close to the discussions, reported that Albertsons is set to decide in the coming weeks on whether to proceed with an initial public offering that might value the company at roughly $19 billion.

Albertsons’ Q3 sees continued growth in identical sales, omnichannel offerings

Albertsons’ third quarter saw the Boise, Idaho-based retailer posting identical sales gains, as well as continued growth in its omnichannel offerings and penetration of its Own Brands’ offerings.

The Boise, Idaho-based company is bringing prescription delivery in as little as one to two hours to banner pharmacies in Louisiana, Texas and the District of Columbia.

Albertsons is expanding on a pilot of “micro-fulfillment” centers supported by a hyperlocal fulfillment solution from Takeoff Technologies.

C4’s products are hitting Albertsons’ Safeway, Jewel Osco and Shaw’s grocery chain banners.

Albertsons will add personalized offers and messages to the nearly two billion paper and digital receipts it issues annually companywide.

The Boise, Idaho-based retailer has rolled out DisposeRx to its more than 1,800 pharmacies in 24 states across its various banners.

Own Brands president, Geoff White, has been appointed the executive vice president and chief merchandising officer of Albertsons, the company said.

Two Albertsons locations will offer DogSpot houses, temperature-controlled dog houses with fresh air ventilation and puppy-cams to monitor dogs.

The retailer said Shane Sampson would be leaving as executive vice president and chief marketing and merchandising officer at the end of its fiscal second quarter on Sept. 7, and that it had begun a search for his successor.

Gineal Davidson has been named president of Albertsons Portland division, and Mike Theilmann is joining as executive vice president and chief human resources officer.

Albertsons' identical sales were positive for the sixth consecutive quarter as the company continues to expand its e-commerce and digital capabilities.

Albertsons is unveiling enhancements to its online shopping sites and mobile applications meant to improve their accessibility and usability for its shoppers with disabilities.

As a new Idaho law allowing pharmacy technicians to prescribe naloxone takes effect, Albertsons announced that its Boise-area pharmacy technicians are the first in the state who have been trained to do so.

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