ITASCA, Ill. — Jewel-Osco has named company veteran Doug Cygan VP marketing and merchandising.
Cygan’s appointment will accompany the recent selection of the company’s VP operations Scott Hays under president Shane Sampson’s leadership.
Cygan began his career with Jewel-Osco in 1980 as a grocery clerk. He was promoted to store director, and then held positions of increasing responsibility throughout the company in the store support center in marketing and merchandising including category manager, director of marketing, VP fresh food merchandising, and VP merchandising up until 2013. When New Albertson’s Inc. assumed ownership of Jewel-Osco, Cygan was named director of grocery.
“At Jewel-Osco, our goal is to be the finest food and drug retailer in the United States, and all that starts with being the best for Chicago. Doug is Chicago born and bred, and like so many of our team, he has spent his entire career with Jewel-Osco. He not only knows the business and communities we serve, but also understands what “the Jewel” means to the heart of Chicago,” Sampson said. “Doug has seen the company transition throughout the years as he learned the business from the bottom up. We’re grateful to have such phenomenal talent here to draw on, and we’re confident that the work we’re doing to make Jewel-Osco the best in Chicago will benefit from Doug’s experience and leadership.”