AB Acquisition LLC, parent company of Albertson’s LLC, New Albertson’s, Inc., and Safeway Inc. has announced that Bob Miller, the company’s current executive chairman, will assume the additional role of CEO, effective immediately. Robert Edwards, who was appointed CEO at the transaction close, will continue on with the company as vice chairman providing counsel to the board of directors and management on key strategic and integration matters, the company stated.
Albertsons also announced the restructuring of its executive leadership team, introducing the office of the CEO to support day-to-day company operations. In addition to Miller, the office of the CEO will be comprised of Wayne Denningham, COO for all of the company’s regions, Justin Dye, chief administrative officer and Shane Sampson, chief marketing and merchandising officer.
Jim Perkins and Kelly Griffith each will continue to serve under the titles evp/operations for the company’s regions and will now report to Denningham.