Reinventing the Future of Grocery Shopping featuring Albertsons

Albertsons is working with Google to create the world’s most predictive grocery engine, including integrations with Maps, Search, Business Messages, Google Pay and our Cloud AI Retail products & solutions. In this episode we chat with Chris Rupp, Executive Vice President and Chief Customer & Digital Officer to discuss how Albertsons is disrupting the grocery industry with continuous innovation and developing a roadmap for the future.

Our Retail Takeover features a series of conversations with leading brands and retailers where we dig a little deeper into what it’s like to be a leader in today’s landscape. Listen to additional episodes featuring Ulta and Zulily.

Special Guest

Chris Rupp - Executive VP and Chief Customer & Digital Officer, Albertsons

Chris joined Albertsons Cos. in Dec. 2019 with 30 years of transformational work in consumer-oriented roles. She started her retail career at May Company and soon after joined Sears, where she spent nearly ten years in operations and merchandising. In 2005, Chris took a position as a Category Manager with, managing the consumer-centric categories of wireless phones, computers, and office electronics before being named Vice President and GM, Fulfillment by Amazon Services in 2009.

In 2014, Chris was named Vice President of Prime, where she was instrumental in developing the platform’s marketing, policies, and member benefits across several countries. She also was part of the team that created and launched the first Prime Day in July 2015, which has evolved into one of the largest shopping days in the world. Chris left in 2016 for Microsoft, where she took on the role of General Manager, Microsoft, Windows and Xbox Digital Store Marketing, eventually being promoted to the General Manager of the Xbox Business Engineering team.

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  • Kandice Carlson - Global Retail Marketing Lead, Google Cloud
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