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BOISE, Idaho - Albertsons, Inc. yesterday named Nicola DiFelice president of its Shaw's division, headquartered in West Bridgewater, Mass. DiFelice is an 18-year veteran of Sainsbury's and Shaw's. She succeeds Paul T. Gannon, who was named Albertsons' new c.m.o. last week.
"We are excited that Nicola will lead Shaw's into the next phase of the company's growth cycle. Over a distinguished 18-year career, she has developed a strong track record of results that included some of the most exciting programs in the company's history," said Larry Johnston, chairman, c.e.o., and president of Albertsons, in a statement. "Her creative mind, strong cross-functional background, and experiences at both Shaw's in the U.S. and Sainsbury's in the U.K. will prove invaluable to the business moving forward."
DiFelice most recently served as s.v.p. of marketing at Shaw's for two years. Prior to that she held positions of increasing responsibility in procurement, category management, and merchandising. DiFelice holds a degree from Oxford University.
Shaw's is a standalone division of Albertson's with 206 stores and 30,000 associates across six New England states, operating under both the Shaw's and Star Market banners.