The Great Atlantic & Pacific Tea Company, Inc. has announced the appointment of Rebecca Philbert to the role of Senior Vice President, Merchandising. Reporting directly to Eric Claus, President and CEO, Philbert is a member of the company's Senior Executive Management Team.
With more than 25 years in the industry, Philbert joins A&P from Safeway, Inc. where she was most recently corporate vice president and senior lead of the company's "Lifestyle Store" development project. Prior to that assignment, Philbert had served as corporate vice president leading deli and foodservice merchandising. She has also held senior level positions in marketing and operations.
Eric Claus, A&P President and CEO, says, "We are delighted to have Rebecca as a member of our team. We believe that her experience and talent will be a tremendous asset to our organization."
Founded in 1859, A&P is one of the nation's first supermarket chains. The company operates 405 stores in nine states under the following trade names: A&P, Waldbaum's, The Food Emporium, Super Foodmart, SuperFresh, Farmer Jack, Sav-ACenter, and Food Basics.