Albertson's, Inc. (NYSE: ABS), one of the nation's largest food and drug retailers, announced today that Felicia D. Thornton will join the Company as Executive Vice President and Chief Financial Officer. Ms. Thornton, 37, will report directly to Larry Johnston, Albertson's Chairman and Chief Executive Officer, and will serve as a member of the Company's Executive Committee. Her responsibilities will include oversight of all traditional financial functions, as well as strategic planning, investor relations and process improvement.