Scott Hays, district manager with Albertsons LLC’s Southern division, has been named VP of operations at Jewel-Osco.
In his new role, Hays will lead the operations team to support the grocer’s upcoming remodels, the opening of five locations recently acquired from Dominick’s, as well as all marketing and merchandising efforts.
“Scott’s years of experience with Albertsons combined with his vast knowledge of the grocery industry will enable him to mentor and educate his team to reach the highest level of excellence,” said Shane Sampson, Jewel-Osco president. “He empowered stores to set the bar on operating standards for their market areas, illustrating the highest expectations of quality merchandising and continually striving for what is best for our customers and their neighborhoods.”
Hays began his grocery career with Albertson’s, Inc. in 1983 in the Intermountain West division as a grocery clerk. He was promoted to store director, and later district manager, area VP and division VP of the company’s San Antonio Division. Hays joined Albertson’s LLC in 2006 and spent the last eight years in the Dallas/Fort Worth division.
New Albertsons-owned Jewel-Osco operates 185 locations in Illinois, Indiana and Iowa.