Prior to the Albertsons merger with Safeway in 2015, Morgan & Sampson USA was awarded the Anchor Hocking bakeware, food prep, and food storage business in 900 Safeway stores. After the merger, Safeway stores continued this program, while Albertsons stores continued with their Pyrex program.
The Anchor Hocking promotional cadence was kept in check with inventory fill rates, on-time shipping, and daily functions to keep the business profitable. Monthly sales calls with the new National Sales Manager at Albertsons were done and all facets of the business, including sales performance were discussed using Nielsen data.
September 2017 – line review was presented to the Albertsons team to have one bakeware/food prep vendor across all 2,200 Albertsons banners. Based on the success at Safeway banners, including compelling prices, shipping standards, and product mix, Anchor Hocking was awarded the entire Albertsons business. New schematics rolled out to 1,900 banners in July 2018 with all Anchor Hocking products and Pyrex discontinued. In addition, five displays were selected for Q4 2018 in all stores.