Market Mixx Blog Home

Division Operations, Marketing & Merchandising VPs Announced

Angie Perez


Mar 26th, 2013

Albertsons Announces Operations, Marketing & Merchandising VPs for New Divisions 

BOISE, ID – (March 26, 2013) – AB Acquisition LLC, (“Albertsons”) today announced that it has selected the Division Vice Presidents for their new and legacy operating divisions following the successful purchase of 871 stores from SUPERVALU yesterday.

  • Acme MarketsDennis Clark – most recently Vice President of Merchandising for the Acme division of SUPERVALU, Dennis will retain his role at the division going forward Dennis began his retail career with Safeway in Utah and started with Albertsons Inc. in 1988. Acme is also retaining Dan Croce as Vice President of Operations, who joined Acme in 2005.
  • Albertsons Northwest DivisionDennis Schwarz – most recently a district manager in the Seattle area for the Intermountain West division of SUPERVALU, and previously Vice President Sales & Merchandising for the same area, Dennis began his career at Albertsons in 1976 in Washington. Dennis has been named the Northwest Vice President of Marketing & Merchandising.
  • Albertsons Intermountain DivisionJohn Colgrove – most recently Sales Merchandising Manager for the Intermountain West division of SUPERVALU, and previously a Vice President of Marketing & Merchandising for the Dallas Fort Worth Division of Albertsons Inc., John began his career with Albertsons in 1977 in Colorado. John has been named the Intermountain Vice President of Marketing & Merchandising.
  • Albertsons Southern CaliforniaGreg McNiff – most recently Sr. VP Operations in the Southern California division of SUPERVALU, Greg began his career at Albertsons in 1981. Greg has been named the Vice President of Marketing & Merchandising. Additionally, Wendy Oliver has been named Vice President of Operations for the division. Most recently Area Vice President of Operations, Wendy began her career with American Stores in 1988.
  • Albertsons Market Southern DivisionDavid Urby – most recently a District Manager for the Southern Division’s West Texas stores, David began his career at Albertsons in 1984. David has been named the Southern Vice President of Marketing & Merchandising.
  • Albertsons Market Southwest DivisionGreg Matteri – most recently Meat Sales Manager for the Southwest division, Greg joined the company in 1973.  He held several key leadership positions including Director of Meat and Seafood and Director of Fresh for Albertsons Inc. and SUPERVALU. Greg has been named the Southwest Vice President of Marketing & Merchandising.
  • Jewel OscoKen Diehl – formerly Vice President of Marketing & Merchandising of the Southwest division of Albertsons LLC, Ken has been named Jewel Osco’s Vice President of Marketing & Merchandising.  He began his career at Albertsons in 1993.
  • Shaws & Star MarketsPaul Gossett – most recently Senior Director of Merchandising at Nash Finch, Paul started with Albertsons in 1977 and held roles of increasing responsibility with the company as well as Winn Dixie and Nash Finch. Paul is returning to the company after being named Vice President of Marketing & Merchandising.
  • Pharmacy Division – Tom Rousonelos and Stewart Edington have been named Vice President of Pharmacy Operations for the company’s NAI and Albertsons LLC divisions, respectively. Rousonelos began his career with Jewel-Osco in 1989, and held various positions including Pharmacy Manager, Store Management, District Pharmacy Manager, Regional Manager Managed Care Operations and most recently Vice President of Pharmacy Operations for Jewel-Osco, Albertsons Intermountain West, Cub and Shop N Save.  Edington is a 1989 graduate of Rhodes University in Grahamstown, South Africa, and has been with Albertsons stores since 2003, when he was hired as a pharmacy manager. In 2006, Stewart joined Albertson’s LLC as the division pharmacy manager and was promoted to Vice President of Pharmacy in 2011.

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                                                                                                                                                                                       


13 Responses to Division Operations, Marketing & Merchandising VPs Announced

  1. Alex Fein 31/07/2014 at 10:34 am

    We would like to contact Dan Croce of ACME Operations to find out how we can become a vendor. We work nationwide and employ over a 100 technicians. Our website is Thank you very much.

  2. Andrew Davis 22/12/2015 at 12:17 pm

    Hello my name is Andrew Davis. I currenlty work for ACME markets in CT. I trying to get the contact information for the district manager of northeast or greater new york area.

    • Customer Support 28/12/2015 at 1:58 pm

      Hi, Andrew! Could you email us at with more details regarding your request, so we can notify the appropriate department. Please attach your contact information to the email as well. We look forward to hearing from you. -Julio

  3. Joan Grozalis 12/01/2016 at 2:44 pm

    Dear Customer Care,
    I am interested in becoming a vendor to the ACME markets in my area and would like to know if ACME has a program to support local vendors regionally. My product would fit into the floral category.
    Thank you.

  4. peter f harth 17/11/2016 at 5:32 pm

    how is acme doing in barnegat nj i love it me an mom

    • Customer Support 17/11/2016 at 5:55 pm

      Glad to hear you and your mother are enjoying the store, Peter. We’ll be sure to pass your kind words along to the Store Director. -Julio

  5. Kathleen Gaughan 02/12/2016 at 3:06 pm

    I would like to address a recent problem with the North Wildwood store with the district manager for that area. Who should I contact?

  6. Joe Frontino 12/02/2017 at 8:35 am

    Just shopped in a acme store in Townbank NJ.
    A worker informed me that the whole bean coffee is grown locally…at least my manager told me this…Hahha. What a joke. It must be a Cape May thing. Very funny….
    FYI coffee beans are grown all over South America, Vietnam. Not in the USA.

  7. Joe 04/09/2017 at 6:14 pm

    Hi I emailed for information on how I can contact the district manager for ACME markets located in souther CT area, just wondering on how long it will take to get a response?

    • Customer Support 05/09/2017 at 10:02 am

      Joe, response time varies, but we have responded to your email. Please follow up with us there. Thank you. -Brandin

Leave a Reply


Deals on items you buy &
More ways to use your rewards!