Albertsons revamps merchandising, marketing team

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Albertsons revamps merchandising, marketing team


The Albertsons Cos. has appointed two executives – Dennis Clark as SVP of merchandising, and Pat Brown as GVP of merchandising, the latter to lead deli and prepared foods, as well as business initiatives – to its marketing and merchandising team.

“The most powerful asset we have is our incredible team of talented people who, day in and day out, do what is needed to run great stores and take care of our customers,” said Shane Sampson, chief marketing and merchandising officer. “Together, Dennis and Pat bring decades of proven experience to their roles that will only strengthen our service to vendors and stores alike as we continue our work to be the favorite local supermarket.”

Clark started his career in Utah with Safeway and joined Albertsons Inc. in 1988, working his way up in the business. He held the role of VP of marketing and merchandising for Acme under both Supervalu’s and New Albertson’s Inc.’s ownership. In 2015, he joined the company’s integration team to help develop its go-forward operating strategy following the merger close. Eighteen months ago, he assumed additional responsibility as GVP of marketing and merchandising support.

Brown joined the Albertsons Cos. in May 2017 as VP of merchandising strategic initiatives from Natural Markets Food Group, where he was the CEO for more than two years. His prior roles include COO of New Seasons Market and director of retail operations for H-E-B, where he was instrumental in developing the retailer's Central Market format.

Based in Boise, Idaho, the Albertsons Cos. operates stores across 35 states and Washington, D.C., under 19 banners, including Albertsons, Safeway, Vons, Jewel-Osco, Shaw's, Acme, Tom Thumb, Randalls, United Supermarkets, Pavilions, Star Market, Haggen and Carrs.