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Jewel-Osco names VP operations

Itasca, Ill. -- Jewel-Osco, which is owned by New Albertsons, has named Jim Rice as VP operations for Jewel-Osco.

Rice will lead the operations team to support Jewel-Osco’s new go-to-market strategies in marketing and merchandising.

Rice has worked for Albertsons for more than 35 years. He began his career as a part-time associate with the goal to become a store director, which he achieved in Southern California in 1986. From there, he was promoted to district manager in both Florida and Las Vegas, roles which prepared him to be VP of the Northern California division and later the president of the Southwest division.