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Albertsons makes exec appointment


Albertsons Cos. on Monday appointed the president of its Jewel-Osco division, Mike Withers as executive VP, retail operations, Albertsons.

Withers will lead the company's East Region operations, while current executive VP, retail operations Susan Morris will lead the West Region. Jim Perkins, executive VP, retail operations Special Projects, is focused on targeted initiatives to accelerate growth. All three executives will continue to report to Wayne Denningham, president and COO, ALbertsons.

"Mike is an exceptional leader who understands our business and market areas from coast to coast," said Denningham. "Throughout his career, Mike has worked closely with many members of our current leadership team, and his management experience and operations expertise will help all of our divisions run really great stores."

Withers began his career with Albertsons in 1976 in Boise. Like many of the company's executives, he started as a courtesy clerk.
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