Shane Sampson has spent over 35 years in the grocery industry working at several chains, all of which have deep roots in retail and are often considered the cornerstone of their respective communities. He began his career as a courtesy clerk. His love and passion for the industry grew from not only watching the dedication and hard work of his family who worked in the grocery business, but also as he spent time in the stores, working side by side with other employees to take care of customers.
Shane built his career with Albertson’s Inc., working his way up through the company’s ranks, culminating in serving as President of both the Florida & Intermountain Divisions. He left the company in 2002 and spent several years with Sam’s Club. He returned to Albertson’s LLC’s Southern division at its inception and served as VP of Marketing & Merchandising when he left to accept the role of Senior Vice President of Sales and Operations at Ahold’s Giant of Landover banner. In 2013, Shane rejoined the Albertsons team when he was tapped for President of Shaw’s and Star Market, and in 2014, he moved to Chicago upon being named President of Jewel-Osco. In January 2015, Shane was appointed Executive Vice President and Chief Marketing & Merchandising Officer.