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Albertsons LLC Announces Division Leadership

Angie Perez


Feb 20th, 2013

Company Taps Legacy Albertsons Executives to Drive Local Growth, Improve Operations

BOISE, ID – February 20, 2013 – Albertsons LLC today announced that it has selected the Division Presidents to lead the stores that it will acquire from SUPERVALU upon transaction close in mid-March. The Company is also announcing the formation of a new Northwest division office, to be based in Portland, OR, which will manage operations for stores in Northern Idaho, Oregon and Washington.

A combination of internal talent and external expertise with deep roots in retail, the new leadership will assume responsibility of their respective operating areas following the close of the transaction, which is slated for the third week in March 2013. All of the new Division Presidents worked for Albertsons LLC previously or are currently employed by the Company.

  • Acme Markets – Jim Perkins – formerly Vice President of Operations for Albertsons Inc., and Director of Operations for Albertsons LLC’s Southern Division, Jim began his career at Albertsons in 1982. Jim is returning to the Company after having held the role of Regional Vice President with Giant Food.
  • Albertsons Divisions:
    • Northwest Division – Dennis Bassler – currently a District Manager in the Albertsons LLC Southern Division and formerly the Senior Vice President, Marketing/Merchandising for Albertsons, Inc., Dennis began his career at Albertsons in 1981.
    • Intermountain Division – Susan Morris – currently Vice President of Marketing and Merchandising for the Albertsons LLC Southwest Division, Susan began her career with Albertsons in Denver in 1985.
    • Southern California Division – Wayne Denningham – currently the Albertsons LLC Southern Division President, Wayne began his career at Albertsons in 1977.
    • Southern Division – Mike Withers – currently Vice President of Albertsons LLC Marketing and Merchandising for the Southern Division, Mike began his career at Albertsons in 1976.
    • Southwest Division – Shane Dorcheus – currently Albertsons LLC President of the Albertsons LLC Southwest Division, Shane started with Albertsons in 1980, and will continue in his role as Southwest Division President.
  • Jewel Osco – William Emmons – formerly Southern Division President of Albertsons LLC, William is returning to the Company following his retirement in October 2010. He began his career at Albertsons in 1971.
  • Shaws & Star Markets – Shane Sampson – formerly Vice President of Marketing and Merchandising for the Albertsons LLC Southern Division, Shane started with Albertsons in 1983 and was a division president in the Intermountain and Florida divisions of Albertson’s Inc. Shane is returning to the Company after having held the role of Senior Vice President Operations at Giant Food.

The new leaders are looking forward to moving to their respective divisions and working with the associates there to drive local growth and improve store operations.

About ACME

ACME Markets Inc. began in 1891 when two friends, Samuel Robinson and Robert Crawford, opened a small neighborhood grocery store in South Philadelphia, emphasizing quality products, low prices, and friendly service. Over 120 years later, ACME remains dedicated to providing a high-quality grocery experience that our customers have come to expect.  Today, ACME operates 112 stores, including Sav-On Pharmacies at select locations, in Pennsylvania, New Jersey, Delaware and Maryland, employing more than 10,000 associates. The company and its associates remain committed to the communities they serve.  For more information visit                                                                                                                                                                                                                     Media inquiries:                                                                                                                                                                                                                    Angela Perez, Communications and Public Affairs Manager                                                                                                                  ACME                                                                                                                                                                                                                                            610-889-4006                                                                                                                                                                                     

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