BOISE, Idaho, April 25 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ -- Albertson's, Inc. (NYSE: ABS) announced today that Sue Klug has been named senior vice president, sales and merchandising for its California food division, effective May 23. Klug, who most recently served as chief development officer for Catalina Marketing Corporation based in St. Petersburg, Florida, joins Albertsons with more than twenty-five years of merchandising and marketing experience including expertise in the areas of information technology, inventory management, strategic planning, consumer research, advertising, public relations and loyalty marketing for the supermarket industry. "Sue Klug is one of the most talented professionals in the supermarket industry, and we are thrilled to welcome her to the Albertsons leadership team," said Larry Johnston, Albertsons chairman, CEO and president. Klug's previous positions at Catalina included responsibility for the international, direct mail, research, internet and US Retail business units. She also previously served as senior vice president of sales and marketing for Lucky stores and Vons in California. Klug holds a bachelor's degree in Food Industry Management and a master's in business administration, both from the University of Southern California. She resides with her family in Anaheim Hills, California. Pete Van Helden, President and CEO of Albertsons California Food Division commented, "Sue's unique blend of leadership experiences and her proven track record across a broad spectrum of marketing and merchandising disciplines will be invaluable as we continue the transformation of Albertsons' largest division." In Klug's new role, she will report directly to Van Helden. Albertsons California food division consists of more than 500 stores in California and Nevada employing more than 41,000 associates. Albertsons is one of the world's largest food and drug retailers. The company's divisions and subsidiaries operate more than 2,500 stores in 37 states across the U.S. and employ more than 240,000 associates. Its banners include Albertsons, Acme, Shaw's, Star Market, Jewel-Osco, Sav-on Drugs, and Osco Drug, as well as Super Saver and Bristol Farms, which are operated independently.
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