Albertsons Companies announces the appointment of Kevin Turner as Vice Chairman and Senior Advisor to the CEO

BOISE, Idaho, 2017-Aug-09 — /EPR Retail News/ — Albertsons Companies, LLC announced today (Aug 7th, 2017) that Kevin Turner, former Chief Operating Officer at Microsoft, has been appointed Vice Chairman of the Board of Managers of AB Acquisition LLC., its direct parent , and Senior Advisor to the Chairman and Chief Executive Officer, Bob Miller.

Turner brings decades of retail and technology experience to his new role with the company, including roles at Walmart and Microsoft. His tenure at Walmart began as a cashier in 1985 and culminated in his appointment to CEO and President of SAM’s Club and Executive Vice President of Walmart Stores, Inc., a position he served in from 2002 to 2005. During his time at 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 Companies 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 Bob Miller, Chairman and CEO. “The skill and experience of our operations team is unparalleled. Kevin’s retail acumen, commitment to innovation and leadership skills complements our team’s expertise and enhances our ability to serve our customers for many years to come.”

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 20 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.

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Contact:
Christine Wilcox
208-395-4163

Source:  Albertsons Companies

Staples announces the appointment of Jeff Hall as Chief Administrative Officer and Vice Chairman

FRAMINGHAM, Mass., 2017-Jan-07 — /EPR Retail News/ — Staples, Inc. (Nasdaq: SPLS) today (Jan. 5, 2017) announced that it has appointed Jeff Hall to the newly created role of Chief Administrative Officer (CAO) and Vice Chairman.

In this new role, Hall will oversee Finance, Strategic Planning, Corporate Development, Investor Relations, Real Estate, Customer Service and High-Growth markets, and will report directly to Shira Goodman, Staples’ Chief Executive Officer and President.

“Jeff has a proven track record of helping transform companies in challenging industries, and of creating value for customers and shareholders,” said Goodman. “In this new position he will lead critical functions supporting Staples as we continue to execute our 20/20 transformation strategy.”

“I’m excited to join Staples in this new role,” said Hall. “Staples is an iconic brand and company that started an entire industry. Staples is already one of the largest e-commerce companies in North America, and with its strong delivery business and retail, I believe it has all the right assets to be successful in the long-term.”

Hall joins Staples from SunEdison Semiconductor, where for the past three years he served as Chief Financial Officer and Executive Vice President of Finance and Administration, responsible for Finance, Information Technology, and Human Resources. In that role, he oversaw both a successful IPO and a significant transformation of the company.

Prior to that, Hall was Executive Vice President and Chief Financial Officer at Express Scripts, where he helped drive the growth of the company from $20 billion in revenue to a $100 billion leader in pharmacy benefit management services through organic growth and strategic acquisitions.

About Staples, Inc.
Staples helps small business customers make more happen by providing a broad assortment of products, expanded business services and easy ways to shop – in stores, online, via mobile or through social apps. Staples Business Advantage, the business-to-business division, caters to mid-market, commercial and enterprise-sized customers by offering a one-source solution for the products and services they need, combined with best-in-class customer service, competitive pricing and a state-of-the-art ecommerce site. Headquartered outside of Boston, Staples, Inc. operates throughout North and South America, Europe, Asia, Australia and New Zealand. More information about Staples (NASDAQ: SPLS) is available at www.staples.com.

Contact:
Mark Cautela
508-253-3832
Mark.Cautela@staples.com

Source: Staples, Inc.