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Albertsons appoints executive vice president, chief merchandising officer

Sandra Levy
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Albertsons Companies is welcoming a new executive. 

Jennifer Saenz will join the company as executive vice president, chief merchandising officer — reporting to Vivek Sankaran, president and CEO — effective July 12.

Saenz will be responsible for all areas of merchandising within the company, including Own Brands, as well as strengthening relationships with brand partners.

“We’re excited to welcome Jennifer to the Albertsons team,” said 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.”

Previously, Saenz served as a global chief marketing officer and president at Global Foods, and from 2015 to 2019, took on the role of senior vice president and chief marketing officer of PepsiCo Foods North America. She also held brand and customer marketing positions within Frito-Lay.

“I am honored to join Albertsons, and to work with Vivek and the Company’s talented management team,” said Saenz. “Albertsons is undertaking a transformation that is further strengthening its position as an industry leader focused on deepening its relationship with customers. I am excited to leverage my experience and partner with our vendors to continue providing great products and great value to our customers.”