Vivek Sankaran, President and CEO, Albertsons Companies
IRI is hosting a series of in-depth discussions with C-level leaders on how they and their businesses are managing through the COVID-19 pandemic. The third session features Vivek Sankaran, president and CEO of Albertsons Companies.
Albertsons launched an IPO during a global pandemic, an economic recession and social unrest, all the while keeping the company focused and moving quickly on implementing safety protocols for employees and customers. The company also committed an additional $50 million for hunger relief. With its vision to be a locally great and nationally strong company, it is focused on leveraging its $60 billion in sales to support well-merchandised and well-run local stores underpinned by technology to support productivity.
During this conversation with IRI, Vivek talks about the pandemic trends likely to last, using technology to transform CPG retail and why nothing will replace listening to shoppers.