Albertsons Appoints Gardner GVP/Strategic Sourcing

Albertsons has appointed Jonathan Gardner to the role of gvp/strategic sourcing. Additionally, the company has promoted David Nelsen to gvp/manufacturing.

Gardner joins Albertsons following nine years at Starbucks, where he began his tenure as director of sourcing for IT and digital. Most recently, he served as vp/global sourcing and supplier relations.

Nelsen has been with Albertsons’ manufacturing team since 2001 and has held a variety of leadership roles there. Over the last several years, Nelsen has led the team in expanding manufacturing’s capabilities and product offering to retail.

“Jonathan is an incredible leader who brings a significant amount of experience to our established strategic sourcing team, and we look forward to having someone with his expertise and acumen lead the expansion of our goods not for resale efforts,” said Evan Rainwater, svp/strategic sourcing and manufacturing, Albertsons. “Moreover, David’s manufacturing experience is industry-leading. This combination of leaders will position us to further our efficiencies and create opportunities to invest in our company.”