Albertsons Promotes Mike Withers to Executive Vice President, Retail Operations

Albertsons Promotes Mike Withers to Executive Vice President, Retail Operations

BOISE, ID – Albertsons Companies announced that it has promoted current Jewel Osco Division President Mike Withers and appointed him Executive Vice President, Retail Operations for Albertsons Companies.

Wayne Denningham, President and Chief Operating Officer, Albertsons Companies“Mike is an exceptional leader who understands our business and market areas from coast to coast,” noted President and COO Wayne Denningham, in a press release. “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.”

Mike Withers, Executive VP of Retail Operations, Albertsons CompaniesWithers has been with the Boise-based company since 1976. Like many of Albertsons’ executives, Withers began his career as a store clerk and gradually worked his way up to store management. He served as district manager in both Washington and Florida and was eventually promoted to Big Sky Division President with responsibilities for store operations in Montana and North Dakota, a role he also held in both the Florida and Portland divisions. Most recently, Withers held the dual roles of Vice President of Marketing and Merchandising for the Florida and Southern divisions, and President of the Southern and Jewel Osco divisions.

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In his new role, Withers will lead the company’s East Region operations, while current EVP, Retail Operations Susan Morris will focus on the West Region. Jim Perkins, EVP, Retail Operations Special Projects, meanwhile, will focus on targeted initiatives to accelerate growth. All three EVPs will report directly to Denningham.

Congratulations to Mike on his most recent promotion. We at AndNowUKnow will continue to report on important executive moves in our industry.