MINNEAPOLIS — Upon the closing of Supervalu's sale of five pharmacy banners to Albertsons LLC, Dan Salemi will assume the role of president of pharmacy at the new Albertsons LLC, DSN has learned.
Salemi will succeed Supervalu president pharmacy operations Chris Dimos. Dimos will remain in his current role until the transaction closes. Supervalu has not named a pharmacy head for the 191 retail operations that will remain with Supervalu.
According to an internal memo to Supervalu employees, Salemi wrote, "With more than 32 years of experience in retail pharmacy, I've seen plenty of changes, but one thing has remained constant: Our patients are looking for great pharmacy service and a professional pharmacy team." Supervalu already has both, Salemi noted. "So I feel that we are well positioned to continue growing our pharmacy business and generating profitable sales."
Salemi most recently was VP pharmacy services for Supervalu, where he had responsibility for pharmacy procurement, pharmacy systems, managed care operations, pharmacy analytics and pharmacy compliance.
Salemi began his career behind the bench in Elgin, Ill. for Jewel Osco. Since he's assumed roles of greater responsibility for American Stores, RxAmerica, Albertsons and Supervalu and is an alumnus of Illinois College of Pharmacy.