Yes, the Albertsons logo is the same on both sides. But seven years later, everything from self-checkout to loyalty to POS to prescription systems is now different across the soon-to-be-unsplit chain. And everything will have to be merged—and fast.
The chain has only been split since 2006. How much could have changed since then? Quite a bit, actually. What’s tricky in the case of Albertsons is that, because both versions of the chain kept the same name and logo after the 2006 split, each set of customers thinks they know what to expect in an Albertsons store. Some customers are going to be disappointed. Everyone is likely to be confused—and the sooner the systems are merged, the saner it will be for them.
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