Albertsons names former Sam’s Club CEO to senior advisor role

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Albertsons names former Sam’s Club CEO to senior advisor role

By Marianne Wilson - 08/07/2017

BOISE, Idaho — One of the nation's leading supermarkets has tapped a retail and digital veteran to join its team.

Albertsons appointed Kevin Turner, former COO at Microsoft, as vice chairman of the board of managers of AB Acquisition, its direct parent. Turner also has been named senior advisor to Albertsons chairman and CEO, Bob Miller.

Turner brings decades of retail and technology experience to his new role with the company, including roles at Walmart and Microsoft. His tenure at Walmart began as a cashier in 1985 and culminated in his appointment to CEO and president of Sam's Club and executive VP of Walmart Stores, a position he served in from 2002 to 2005.

During his time at Microsoft, from 2005 to 2016, Turner led a number of teams including worldwide sales and marketing, the retail stores division, corporate information technology, and operations.

"Albertsons Companies is building out its digital marketing and information technology teams to ensure we are best positioned to capitalize on the dynamic changes occurring in our marketplace," said Miller. "Kevin's retail acumen, commitment to innovation and leadership skills complements our team's expertise and enhances our ability to serve our customers for many years to come."

Albertsons operate stores across 35 states and the District of Columbia under 20 banners including Albertsons, Safeway, Vons, Jewel-Osco, Shaw's, Acme, Tom Thumb, Randalls, United Supermarkets, Pavilions, Star Market, Haggen and Carrs.