BOISE, Idaho, April 19, 2017 /PRNewswire/ -- Albertsons Companies today announced Wayne Denningham, EVP & Chief Operating Officer, has been appointed to the new role of President and Chief Operating Officer for Albertsons Companies. Bob Miller remains Chairman and CEO, a role he has held since April 2015.
Denningham will continue to lead store operations with added oversight of Marketing & Merchandising, Supply Chain, Manufacturing, and Integration, all of which will continue under their current leadership.
"This is the strongest leadership team I've worked with in my 50+ years in this industry," said Bob Miller, Chairman and CEO of Albertsons Companies. "I asked Wayne to join Albertsons LLC in 2006 to lead our Rocky Mountain Division. Since that time, he's led three different divisions, helped to negotiate and manage some of our most significant acquisitions, and successfully turned around some of our toughest assets. He's a remarkable leader with tremendous grocery retail acumen, and I'm pleased that he's accepted this new role."
Denningham began his career with Albertson's, Inc. in 1977 as a clerk and worked his way up in the organization, serving in district manager roles in three different divisions before being named Division President, first of the Rocky Mountain division and later the Florida division. Subsequently, he was promoted to Regional President for five divisions of Albertsons, and then served as both Executive Vice President of Marketing & Merchandising and Executive Vice President of Operations for the company before leaving in 2004. He joined Albertson's LLC in 2006 and served as Division President of the Rocky Mountain, Florida and Southern divisions over the next seven years. In March 2013, Denningham was named Division President of the Southern California division following the acquisition of 877 stores from SUPERVALU, and in January 2015, he assumed the role of South Region Chief Operating Officer following the merger with Safeway. He was named EVP & Chief Operating Officer for the company in April 2015.
Denningham is based at the company's Boise, Idaho corporate campus.
About Albertsons Companies
Albertsons Companies is one of the largest food and drug retailers in the United States, with both a strong local presence and national scale. We operate stores across 35 states and the District of Columbia under 19 well-known banners including Albertsons, Safeway, Vons, Jewel-Osco, Shaw's, Acme, Tom Thumb, Randalls, United Supermarkets, Pavilions, Star Market, Haggen and Carrs. Albertsons Companies is committed to helping people across the country live better lives by making a meaningful difference, neighborhood by neighborhood. In 2016 alone, along with the Albertsons Companies Foundation, the company gave nearly $300 million in food and financial support. These efforts helped millions of people in the areas of hunger relief, education, cancer research and treatment, programs for people with disabilities and veterans outreach.