Bob Miller currently serves as the Chairman and Chief Executive Officer of Albertsons Companies, LLC, a North American grocery company comprised of over 2,300 stores under 19 popular banners including ACME, Albertsons, Carrs, Jewel-Osco, Pavilions, Safeway, Shaw’s, Star Market, United Supermarket and Vons stores.
Miller began his career at Albertson’s, Inc., and over 30 years worked his way up from Store Manager to Executive Vice President of Retail Operations. He left to join Fred Meyer where he served as Chairman and CEO from 1991 – 1999, culminating in their merger with the Kroger Company, where he was appointed Vice Chairman and Chief Operating Officer following the transaction close.
In December 1999, Miller was hired as Chairman and CEO of Rite Aid Corporation, the country’s third largest drugstore chain, where over the next three and a half years he led the successful turnaround of the nearly-bankrupt company. He continued to serve as Chairman of Rite Aid until June 2007 and a Director until 2011. Concurrently, Miller was Chairman of the Board of Wild Oats Markets based in Boulder, Colorado from December 2004 through 2006.
In 2006, Miller returned to lead Albertson’s LLC as CEO following the divestiture of Albertson’s, Inc.’s assets. In 2013, the Company, which had 192 stores total, acquired 877 stores from SUPERVALU, and later that year, added 51 stores from Lubbock-based United Supermarkets. In January 2015, backed by a Cerberus-led investor group, Albertsons completed a merger with Safeway, doubling the size of the company. The Albertsons-Safeway merger created a diversified network which today has approximately 2,300 grocery stores, 1,790 pharmacies, 28 distribution centers, 18 manufacturing plants, and more than 276,000 employees across the country.
Miller currently serves on the Board of Directors of Albertsons Companies and Jim Pattison Group. A native of Louisville, Mississippi, he attended Orange Coast College in Costa Mesa, California and the Executive Management Program at Stanford University’s Graduate School of Business. Bob is married with three sons.