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Former Sam’s Club CEO takes key role at Albertsons

Albertsons Cos. LLC announced 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 Bob Miller, chairman and chief executive officer.

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,” Miller said in a press release. “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.”