BOISE, IDAHO — Geoff White has been promoted to chief merchandising officer and executive vice-president of Albertsons Companies. He was previously president of the retailer’s Own Brands business unit and part of the team that launched Albertsons’ Signature Reserve line that features globally sourced ingredients.

“Geoff is a customer-centric leader who brings a unique combination of creativity and analytics to achieve growth,” said Vivek Sankaran, president and chief executive officer. “I look forward to working with him to transform our merchandising capabilities.”

From 2004 to 2015, Mr. White held a series of leadership roles for Safeway. In 2015, he was named senior vice-president of marketing and merchandising for Albertsons’ Northern California Division. In 2017, he was appointed president of the company’s Own Brands team.