Albertsons Brings in CPG Veteran to Lead Merchandising


Albertsons Companies has appointed former PepsiCo executive Jennifer Saenz as EVP, Chief Merchandising Officer.

In her new role Saenz will be responsible for all areas of merchandising within the company, including owned brands, as well as strengthening the company’s relationships with its brand partners. She will join the company on July 12, 2021, reporting to President and CEO Vivek Sankaran.

Saenz has spent the last 15 years in varying roles of increasing responsibility at PepsiCo, most recently as Global Chief Marketing Officer and President, Global Foods, where she managed the $30 billion PepsiCo Foods portfolio.

“Jennifer’s extensive global industry experience and proven track record of driving growth through marketing, analytics and product innovation, grounded in a deep understanding of the consumer, will allow her to make significant contributions to our business and elevate the Albertsons brand for our customers, brand partners and associates,” said Sankaran in a statement.


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