Albertsons has promoted Own Brands president Geoff White to evp/chief merchandising officer.
“Geoff is a customer-centric leader who brings a unique combination of creativity and analytics to achieve growth,” said Vivek Sankaran, president and CEO, Albertsons. “I look forward to working with him to transform our merchandising capabilities.”
White began his career with the company as a general clerk at Safeway in 1981. He eventually became director of Canadian produce operations for 210 stores. He held leadership roles in produce, dairy, frozen, deli/food service, produce, floral, and branded concepts at the Safeway corporate office from 2004 to 2015. In 2015, he was named svp/marketing and merchandising for the Northern California division. In 2017, he was appointed president of the company’s Own Brands team.