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Description: PLEASANTON, Calif.--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Jan. 2, 2003--Safeway Inc. announced today that Rojon Hasker has been named Senior Vice President, Marketing and Merchandising. Ms. Hasker was most recently
PLEASANTON, Calif.--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Jan. 2, 2003--Safeway Inc. announced today that Rojon Hasker has been named Senior Vice President, Marketing and Merchandising. Ms. Hasker was most recently President of the company's Phoenix division. In her new capacity she will be responsible for Safeway's marketing and merchandising activities including category management, procurement, pricing, and promotions. The company will also be conducting a search for an Executive Vice President level position overseeing marketing, merchandising, brand management, and manufacturing.
"Rojon is a seasoned veteran with more than 30 years' experience in the supermarket industry," said Safeway chairman, president and chief executive officer, Steven A. Burd. "She has an in-depth knowledge of the retail and marketing side of our business, and is exceptionally well suited to her new set of responsibilities."
Ms. Hasker joined Safeway in 1972 as a clerk in Alaska. After progressing through the retail ranks she was named retail operations manager in the Phoenix Division in 1997, and vice president and marketing operations manager in January 2000. Later that year she was promoted to Phoenix division president. Her successor as Phoenix Division president will be named shortly.
Safeway Inc. is a Fortune 50 Company and one of the largest food and drug retailers in North America based on sales. The company currently operates 1,793 stores in the United States and Canada, and has approximately 193,000 employees. The company's common stock is traded on the New York Stock Exchange under the symbol SWY.