Albertsons has named Alice Chan to the new role of VP of sales and marketing for own brands. Chan spent 16+ years at Pepsi, culminating in the role of senior director of sales strategy for its Frito-Lay division. She joins the retailer’s new CEO, Vivek Sankaran, who also came from Pepsi/Frito-Lay.
Sankaran recognized private brand sales growth as a pillar of Albertson’s strategic plans, establishing the goal of growing private brand to 30% of sales from 25.6% at the end of its fiscal third quarter. In September, the retailer named Chad Coester as SVP of own brands after his predecessor, Geoff White was named chief merchandising officer.