Albertsons Cos. Names Kevin Turner Vice Chairman

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Albertsons Cos. Names Kevin Turner Vice Chairman

08/07/2017

Albertsons Cos. has named Kevin Turner, former COO of Microsoft, vice chairman of the board of managers at parent company AB Acquisition, as well as senior adviser to the chairman and CEO, Bob Miller.

Turner brings decades of retail and technology experience to his new role with the company, including roles at Wal-Mart Stores Inc. and Microsoft. His tenure at Bentonville, Ark.-based Walmart began as a cashier in 1985 and culminated in his appointment as CEO and president of Sam's Club and EVP of Wal-Mart Stores Inc., a role he held from 2002 to 2005.

During his time at Redmond, Wash.-based Microsoft, from 2005 to 2016, Turner led a number of teams, including worldwide sales and marketing, the retail stores division, corporate information technology, and operations. Key accomplishments include his leadership of the company's cloud services adoption, as well as the sales and marketing efforts behind Office 365.

"Albertsons Cos. is building out its digital marketing and information technology teams to ensure we are best positioned to capitalize on the dynamic changes occurring in our marketplace," said Miller. "The skill and experience of our operations team is unparalleled. Kevin's retail acumen, commitment to innovation, and leadership skills complement our team's expertise and enhance our ability to serve our customers for many years to come."

Boise, Idaho-based Albertsons Cos. operates stores across 35 states and Washington, D.C., under 20 banners, including Albertsons, Safeway, Vons, Jewel-Osco, Shaw's, Acme, Tom Thumb, Randalls, United Supermarkets, Pavilions, Star Market, Haggen and Carrs.