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Encyclopedia > Albertsons
New Albertson's, Inc.
Albertsons logo
Type Subsidiary of Supervalu
Founded 1939 (Boise, Idaho)
Headquarters Boise, Idaho
Key people Jeff Noddle, Chairman and CEO
Mike Jackson, President and COO
Pete Van Helden, Senior Vice President; President, Retail West
Industry Retail
Products Bakery, dairy, deli, frozen foods, grocery, meat, pharmacy, produce, seafood, snacks, liquor
Employees 241,000
Parent Supervalu Inc.
Slogan Crazy About Food
Website www.albertsons.com
A typical Albertsons store.
A typical Albertsons store.

Albertsons (officially New Albertson's, Inc.), a wholly owned subsidiary of Eden Prairie, Minnesota-based Supervalu, is a supermarket retailer that, at its peak, operated more than 2,500 grocery stores and 700 drug stores under several names in 37 U.S. states with approximately 230,000 associates. Supervalu granted Cerberus a license to continue to operate Cerberus-owned stores under the Albertsons banner. It was ranked number four in sales by Supermarket News — behind Wal-Mart, Kroger and Costco, with only Kroger having more stores. In late 2007, the name will be changed to Save Mart. [1] Albertsons logo, claiming fair use This is a copyrighted and/or trademarked logo. ... In business, a subsidiary is a company controlled by another company or corporation. ... Supervalu Inc. ... 1939 (MCMXXXIX) was a common year starting on Sunday (link will display full year calendar). ... Nickname: City of Trees Motto: Energy Peril Success Location of Boise in the State of Idaho Coordinates: Country United States State Idaho County Ada Founded 1863 Incorporated 1864 Mayor David H. Bieter (NP) Area    - City {{{area_total}}} km²  (64 sq mi) Elevation {{{elevation}}} m  (2700 ft) Population  - City 211,830  - Metro... Nickname: City of Trees Motto: Energy Peril Success Location of Boise in the State of Idaho Coordinates: Country United States State Idaho County Ada Founded 1863 Incorporated 1864 Mayor David H. Bieter (NP) Area    - City {{{area_total}}} km²  (64 sq mi) Elevation {{{elevation}}} m  (2700 ft) Population  - City 211,830  - Metro... Drawing of a self-service store. ... Employment is a contract between two parties, one being the employer and the other being the employee. ... A holding company is a company that owns enough voting stock in another firm to control management and operations by influencing or electing its board of directors. ... Supervalu Inc. ... Look up slogan in Wiktionary, the free dictionary. ... A website (or Web site) is a collection of web pages, images, videos and other digital assets and hosted on a particular domain or subdomain on the World Wide Web. ... Image File history File links Albertsons. ... Image File history File links Albertsons. ... Location Location in Hennepin County Coordinates , Government Country State County United States Minnesota Hennepin County founded incorporated 1858 1960s Mayor Nancy Tyra-Lukens Geographical characteristics Area     City 91. ... Supervalu Inc. ... Exterior of a typical British supermarket (a Tesco Extra) Exterior of typical North American supermarket (a Safeway) This Flagship Randalls store in Houston, Texas is an example of an upscale supermarket. ... Federal courts Supreme Court Chief Justice Associate Justices Elections Presidential elections Midterm elections Political Parties Democratic Republican Third parties Libertarian Party State & Local government Governors Legislatures (List) State Courts Counties, Cities, and Towns Other countries Politics Portal      A U.S. state is any one of the fifty subnational entities of... Albertsons LLC is a chain of grocery stores owned and operated by Cerberus Capital Management after the acquisition of Albertsons, Inc. ... Wal-Mart Stores, Inc. ... Kroger headquarters in Cincinnati, Ohio. ... Costco Wholesale Corporation (NASDAQ: COST) is a membership warehouse club chain headquartered in Issaquah, Washington, United States, with its flagship warehouse #1 in nearby Seattle. ...

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History

Beginning

Albertsons was founded by Joe Albertson in 1939 in Boise, Idaho. An ad in the Idaho Statesman newspaper touted Joe Albertson's first store as "Idaho's largest and finest food store." The store was filled with perks that, at the time, were brand new: free parking, a money-back guarantee, even an ice cream shop. The store was located at 17th and State Streets, a few blocks north of downtown Boise. Joseph A. Joe Albertson (October 17, 1906 - January 20, 1993) was the founder of the Albertsons chain of grocery stores. ... 1939 (MCMXXXIX) was a common year starting on Sunday (link will display full year calendar). ... Nickname: City of Trees Motto: Energy Peril Success Location of Boise in the State of Idaho Coordinates: Country United States State Idaho County Ada Founded 1863 Incorporated 1864 Mayor David H. Bieter (NP) Area    - City {{{area_total}}} km²  (64 sq mi) Elevation {{{elevation}}} m  (2700 ft) Population  - City 211,830  - Metro... The Idaho Statesman is the most successful daily newspaper in the state of Idaho, first published in 1865 as the Idaho Tri-Weekly Statesman. ...


Joe Albertson's grocery store was an enormous success, and he plowed his profits back into the business. New stores were opened in neighboring towns to the west, Nampa, Caldwell, and Emmett, before Pearl Harbor in late 1941. The company grew steadily in the years following World War II. When Joe Albertson was considering putting a new store in a town, he would drive around the town and look for neighborhoods with lots of children's clothing hanging on clotheslines; he knew that those kinds of neighborhoods were where he wanted to build his stores. Nampa (IPA: ) is the largest city in Canyon County, Idaho, and the second largest in the state. ... Caldwell is a city located in Canyon County, Idaho. ... Emmett is a city located in Gem County, Idaho. ... Combatants United States Empire of Japan Commanders Husband Kimmel (USN), Walter Short (USA) Chuichi Nagumo (IJN), Mitsuo Fuchida (IJNAS), Shigekazu Shimazaki (IJNAS) Strength 8 battleships, 8 cruisers, 29 destroyers, 9 submarines, ~50 other ships, ~390 planes 6 aircraft carriers, 9 destroyers, 2 battleships, 2 heavy cruisers, 1 light cruiser, 8... For the movie, see 1941 (film). ... Combatants Allied powers: China France Great Britain Soviet Union United States and others Axis powers: Germany Italy Japan and others Commanders Chiang Kai-shek Charles de Gaulle Winston Churchill Joseph Stalin Franklin Roosevelt Adolf Hitler Benito Mussolini Hideki Tōjō Casualties Military dead: 17,000,000 Civilian dead: 33,000... Joseph A. Joe Albertson (October 17, 1906 - January 20, 1993) was the founder of the Albertsons chain of grocery stores. ...


Albertsons, Inc. became a public company in 1959, and its growth continued; in 1964, Joe opened his 100th store, in Seattle. In 1966, Albertsons expanded to southern California by acquiring All American Stores, a small chain in Orange County. Year 1959 (MCMLIX) was a common year starting on Thursday of the Gregorian calendar. ... 1964 (MCMLXIV) was a leap year starting on Wednesday (the link is to a full 1964 calendar). ... Nickname: The Emerald City Location of Seattle in King County and Washington Coordinates: Country United States State Washington County King County Incorporated December 2 1869  - Mayor Greg Nickels Area    - City  142. ... 1966 (MCMLXVI) was a common year starting on Saturday (the link is to a full 1966 calendar). ... Official language(s) English Capital Sacramento Largest city Los Angeles Area  Ranked 3rd  - Total 158,302 sq mi (410,000 km²)  - Width 250 miles (400 km)  - Length 770 miles (1,240 km)  - % water 4. ... This article or section does not adequately cite its references or sources. ...


Partnering with Skaggs

In 1969, Albertsons partnered with Skaggs Companies, Inc. to create the first combination grocery/drug stores. The partnership was a tremendous success, and was dissolved amicably in 1977, with Skaggs keeping stores in Texas, Oklahoma, and Arkansas, and Albertsons keeping stores in Florida, Alabama, and Louisiana, as well as some Texas stores. Albertsons added three Skaggs Alpha Beta stores in Austin within months after entering that market in early 1989 with the acquisition of six Tom Thumb Food & Pharmacy stores. In 1992, seventy-four of the remaining Skaggs stores (having been through several names under Skaggs/American Stores control, first "Skaggs SuperCenters", then "Skaggs Alpha Beta, and finally "Jewel-Osco") in Oklahoma, Florida, Arkansas, and Texas were acquired by Albertsons from Skaggs/American Stores, including all 53 Jewel-Osco stores in Texas. Albertson's would increase its store count in the Dallas-Fort Worth area by adding 41 Jewel-Osco stores to its 19 stores already in operation. (These were also stores that only months before were rebranded from Skaggs Alpha Beta to Jewel-Osco.) The stores would be re-bannered as Albertsons. For the Stargate SG-1 episode, see 1969 (Stargate SG-1). ... The Skaggs Companies were predecessors to many famous United States retailing chains, including Safeway, Albertsons, Osco, Longs Drug Stores. ... For the album by Ash, see 1977 (album). ... Official language(s) English (de facto) See also languages of Texas Capital Austin Largest city Houston Area  Ranked 2nd  - Total 261,797 sq mi (261,797 km²)  - Width 773 miles (1,244 km)  - Length 790 miles (1,270 km)  - % water 2. ... Official language(s) None Capital Oklahoma City Largest city Oklahoma City Area  Ranked 20th  - Total 69,960 sq mi (181,196 km²)  - Width 230 miles (370 km)  - Length 298 miles (480 km)  - % water 1. ... Official language(s) English Capital Little Rock Largest city Little Rock Area  Ranked 29th  - Total 53,179 sq mi (137,002 km²)  - Width 239 miles (385 km)  - Length 261 miles (420 km)  - % water 2. ... Official language(s) English Capital Tallahassee Largest city Jacksonville Largest metro area Miami Area  Ranked 22nd  - Total 65,795[1] sq mi (170,304[1] km²)  - Width 361 miles (582 km)  - Length 447 miles (721 km)  - % water 17. ... Official language(s) English Capital Montgomery Largest city Birmingham Area  Ranked 30th  - Total 52,419 sq mi (135,765 km²)  - Width 190 miles (306 km)  - Length 330 miles (531 km)  - % water 3. ... Official language(s) de jure: none de facto: English & French Capital Baton Rouge Largest city Baton Rouge [1] Area  Ranked 31st  - Total 51,885 sq mi (134,382 km²)  - Width 130 miles (210 km)  - Length 379 miles (610 km)  - % water 16  - Latitude 29°N to 33°N  - Longitude 89°W... Official language(s) English (de facto) See also languages of Texas Capital Austin Largest city Houston Area  Ranked 2nd  - Total 261,797 sq mi (261,797 km²)  - Width 773 miles (1,244 km)  - Length 790 miles (1,270 km)  - % water 2. ... Nickname: Live Music Capital of the World Location in the state of Texas Coordinates: Country United States State Texas County Travis County Government  - Mayor Will Wynn Area  - City  258. ... Tom Thumb Food & Pharmacy is a chain of supermarkets in the Dallas/Fort Worth Metroplex. ... See: Jewel Osco This is a disambiguation page — a navigational aid which lists pages that might otherwise share the same title. ...


The Skaggs acquisition was a success, and the new stores were smoothly integrated into Albertsons' Texas division. The ease of that acquisition and Albertsons' high-flying stock price led Albertsons to attempt expansion on a grand scale. In a series of acquisitions in the late 1990s, Albertsons acquired Seessel's in the Memphis, Tennessee market, Bruno's stores in the Nashville and eastern Tennessee markets, Smitty's in the Columbia, Missouri and Springfield, Missouri markets, Super One Foods in the Des Moines, Iowa market, and Buttrey Food & Drug in Montana, Wyoming, and western North Dakota. All of those stores except Seessel's were re-bannered as Albertsons, and several new stores were built, concentrating growth in fast-growing markets throughout Tennessee. Of those acquisitions, only Buttrey was smoothly integrated into Albertsons; by the end of 2005, all of the Albertsons and Seessel's stores in Tennessee outside Memphis had been closed, and the rest had been sold to Schnuck Markets of St. Louis, Missouri. The former Smitty's and Super One chains were closed and the buildings sold. For the band, see 1990s (band). ... For other uses, see Memphis (disambiguation). ... Nickname: Music City Location in Davidson County and the state of Tennessee Coordinates: Country United States State Tennessee Counties Davidson County Founded: 1779 Incorporated: 1806 Government  - Mayor Bill Purcell (D) Area  - City  526. ... Nickname: College Town, USA Location in the state of Missouri Coordinates: Country United States State Missouri County Boone  - Mayor Darwin Hindman Area    - City 138. ... Nickname: Hartford of the West, City of Skywalks, Raccoon City, DSM Location in the State of Iowa, USA Coordinates: Country United States State Iowa County Polk County Incorporated September 22, 1851  - Mayor Frank Cownie Area    - City  77. ... Buttrey Food & Drug was a chain of grocery stores founded in Great Falls, Montana which was acquired by Albertsons in 1998 and most locations were converted into Albertsons stores but 7 were sold to Fred Meyer and converted to Smiths Food and Drug stores and 2 were sold to... Official language(s) English Capital Helena Largest city Billings Area  Ranked 4th  - Total 147,165 sq mi (381,156 km²)  - Width 255 miles (410 km)  - Length 630 miles (1,015 km)  - % water 1  - Latitude 44°26N to 49°N  - Longitude 104°2W to 116°2W Population  Ranked... Official language(s) English Capital Cheyenne Largest city Cheyenne Area  Ranked 10th  - Total 97,818 sq mi (253,348 km²)  - Width 280 miles (450 km)  - Length 360 miles (580 km)  - % water 0. ... Official language(s) English Capital Bismarck Largest city Fargo Area  Ranked 19th  - Total 70,762 sq mi (183,272 km²)  - Width 210 miles (340 km)  - Length 340 miles (545 km)  - % water 2. ... Official language(s) English Capital Nashville Largest city Memphis Largest metro area Nashville Area  Ranked 36th  - Total 42,169 sq mi (109,247 km²)  - Width 120 miles (195 km)  - Length 440 miles (710 km)  - % water 2. ... 2005 (MMV) was a common year starting on Saturday of the Gregorian calendar. ... This article or section does not adequately cite its references or sources. ...


American Stores

In 1999, Albertsons made its biggest acquisition: American Stores Companies, which included the chains Acme in Pennsylvania, New Jersey, Maryland and Delaware; Lucky in California and Nevada; Jewel and Jewel-Osco in Illinois, Indiana, Iowa, and Michigan, and two pharmacy chains: Osco Drug and Sav-on Drugs. The acquisition briefly made Albertsons the largest American grocery operator, with over 2,500 stores in 37 states, until Kroger's acquisition of Fred Meyer closed the following month. To make the acquisition, Albertsons was forced by anti-trust concerns to sell nearly 100 stores, primarily in California, Nevada, and New Mexico. The Lucky stores were converted to the Albertsons banner in November 1999, and the Lucky brand name was retired until April 2006, when Albertsons returned the Lucky brand name to their website due to a dispute with Grocery Outlet. 1999 (MCMXCIX) was a common year starting on Friday, and was designated the International Year of Older Persons by the United Nations. ... American Stores was the name of a United States chain of supermarkets. ... Official language(s) English, Pennsylvania Dutch Capital Harrisburg Largest city Philadelphia Area  Ranked 33rd  - Total 46,055 sq mi (119,283 km²)  - Width 280 miles (455 km)  - Length 160 miles (255 km)  - % water 2. ... Official language(s) None, English de facto Capital Trenton Largest city Newark Area  Ranked 47th  - Total 8,729 sq mi (22,608 km²)  - Width 70 miles (110 km)  - Length 150 miles (240 km)  - % water 14. ... Official language(s) None (English, de facto) Capital Annapolis Largest city Baltimore Area  Ranked 42nd  - Total 12,417 sq mi (32,160 km²)  - Width 90 miles (145 km)  - Length 249 miles (400 km)  - % water 21  - Latitude 37°53N to 39°43N  - Longitude 75°4W to 79°33... Official language(s) None Capital Dover Largest city Wilmington Area  Ranked 49th  - Total 2,491 sq mi (6,452 km²)  - Width 30 miles (48 km)  - Length 100 miles (161 km)  - % water 21. ... Lucky Stores first began in San Mateo County, California when Charles Crouch expanded his lucky stores to the East Bay in 1935. ... Jewel is an American supermarket chain that has approximately 200 stores in the Chicago metropolitan area, while a few other stores exist in locales as diverse as Alaska, Connecticut and Florida. ... Official language(s) English Capital Springfield Largest city Chicago Area  Ranked 25th  - Total 57,918 sq mi (149,998 km²)  - Width 210 miles (340 km)  - Length 390 miles (629 km)  - % water 4. ... Official language(s) English Capital Indianapolis Largest city Indianapolis Area  Ranked 38th  - Total 36,418 sq mi (94,321 km²)  - Width 140 miles (225 km)  - Length 270 miles (435 km)  - % water 1. ... This article or section does not adequately cite its references or sources. ... Official language(s) None (English, de-facto) Capital Lansing Largest city Detroit Area  Ranked 11th  - Total 97,990 sq mi (253,793 km²)  - Width 239 miles (385 km)  - Length 491 miles (790 km)  - % water 41. ... Osco Drug is a chain pharmacy acquired by The Jewel Companies, Inc. ... Osco Drug is a chain pharmacy acquired by Jewel Tea and owned by Albertsons. ... Kroger headquarters in Cincinnati, Ohio. ... An unrelated hypermarket chain is Meijer. ... Official language(s) English Capital Sacramento Largest city Los Angeles Area  Ranked 3rd  - Total 158,302 sq mi (410,000 km²)  - Width 250 miles (400 km)  - Length 770 miles (1,240 km)  - % water 4. ... This article does not adequately cite its references or sources. ... Capital Santa Fe Largest city Albuquerque Area  Ranked 5th  - Total 121,665 sq mi (315,194 km²)  - Width 342 miles (550 km)  - Length 370 miles (595 km)  - % water 0. ... For the Manfred Mann album, see 2006 (album). ... Grocery Outlet, first known as Canned Food Grocery Outlet until 1992, is a privately owned supermarket chain. ...


2000s

In 2001, Albertsons sold its free-standing Osco stores in the northeastern states to Jean Coutu Group, a Canadian drug store company. Those stores were rebranded as Brooks Pharmacy after the sale was completed in January 2002. In March 2005, Albertsons re-introduced the Osco brand name to the New England region by way of its Shaw's and Star Market pharmacies. 2001 (MMI) was a common year starting on Monday of the Gregorian calendar. ... The Jean Coutu Group (PJC) Inc. ... For album titles with the same name, see 2002 (album). ... This article is about the region in the United States of America. ...


Albertsons exited the San Antonio, Texas, market in April 2002 by closing its 20 remaining area stores after already shuttering three other stores in December 2001. Albertsons was the area's second top grocer to market innovator H-E-B. At the time of the withdrawal, the 44-store H-E-B chain held a commanding 61 market share, while Albertsons held a 15 market share. Albertsons was the area's third top grocer before Kroger exited the market in mid-1993 when it closed its 15 area stores. Then, H-E-B's 37 area stores held a 43.2 market share, Kroger's 15 area stores a 13.7 share, and Albertsons 10 stores a 13.1 share. Nickname: Alamo City; River City Location in the state of Texas Coordinates: Counties Bexar County Government  - Mayor Phil Hardberger Area  - City  412. ... Official language(s) English (de facto) See also languages of Texas Capital Austin Largest city Houston Area  Ranked 2nd  - Total 261,797 sq mi (261,797 km²)  - Width 773 miles (1,244 km)  - Length 790 miles (1,270 km)  - % water 2. ... 2001 (MMI) was a common year starting on Monday of the Gregorian calendar. ... H.E. Butt Grocery Company (abbreviated H-E-B) is a Texas supermarket chain with over 300 stores and 56,000 employees. ... Kroger headquarters in Cincinnati, Ohio. ...


Also in 2002, Albertsons sold its Seessel's supermarket chain in Memphis and parts of Mississippi to Schnucks, and pulled out of Houston, closing its 43 area stores leaving them to Kroger and Randalls after entering that market in 1990. For other uses, see Memphis (disambiguation). ... This article does not adequately cite its references or sources. ... Schnucks (originally Schnucks) is the 10th-largest privately held grocery store chain in the United States. ... Nickname: Space City Location in the state of Texas Coordinates: Country United States State Texas Counties Harris County Fort Bend County Montgomery County Incorporated June 5, 1837 Government  - Mayor Bill White Area  - City  601. ... Kroger headquarters in Cincinnati, Ohio. ... Randalls Food Markets is a chain of supermarkets in the Houston and Austin areas. ...


In 2003, Albertsons began issuing Albertsons Preferred Cards.


In 2004, Albertsons acquired Shaw's Supermarkets and Star Market Company from J Sainsbury plc for $2.5 billion. 2004 (MMIV) was a leap year starting on Thursday of the Gregorian calendar. ... J Sainsbury HQ in Holborn Circus J Sainsbury plc is the parent company of Sainsburys Supermarkets Ltd, commonly known as Sainsburys, which is a chain of supermarkets in the United Kingdom. ...


Sale to Supervalu, CVS, Cerberus

On January 23, 2006, Supervalu, CVS/pharmacy, and an investment group led by Cerberus Capital Management announced they had agreed to acquire Albertsons for $17.4 billion in cash, stock and debt assumption. January 23 is the 23rd day of the year in the Gregorian calendar. ... For the Manfred Mann album, see 2006 (album). ... Supervalu Inc. ... CVS Corporation, NYSE: CVS is the largest pharmacy chain in the United States, based on store count. ... Cerberus Capital Management LP is one of the largest private equity investment firm in USA. The firm is based in New York, N.Y., and run by 45-year-old financier Steve Feinberg. ...


As of June 2, 2006, the company's retail stores have been divided as follows: June 2 is the 153rd day of the year in the Gregorian calendar (154th in leap years), with 212 days remaining. ... For the Manfred Mann album, see 2006 (album). ...

  • Supervalu has acquired 1124 stores in the deal, including:
    • Acme (134 locations)
    • Acme Express, Jewel Express, and Albertsons Express (107 fuel centers)
    • Albertsons (564 locations in Southern California, Idaho, Montana, Nevada, North Dakota, Oregon, Utah, Washington and Wyoming) - New Albertsons Inc.
    • Bristol Farms (11 locations)
    • Jewel and Jewel-Osco (198 locations)
    • Lazy Acres (1 location)
    • Max Foods (4 locations) (3 converted into Lucky, 1 closed in July 2006)
    • Osco Pharmacy and Sav-on Pharmacy (906 pharmacies)
    • Save-A-Lot (2 stores franchised by Shaw's)
    • Shaw's (188 locations)
    • Star Market (20 locations)
    • Distribution centers (11 centers)
  • CVS has acquired all (approximately 702) of the stand-alone Osco Drug and Sav-on Drugs rebranding them all as CVS/pharmacy, though they are closing approximately 100 of the acquired stores. Many CVS locations are close to Sav-On stores.
  • The Cerberus-led group acquired:
    • Albertsons (655 locations in Arizona, Northern California, Colorado, Florida, Louisiana, New Mexico, Oklahoma and Texas) - Albertsons LLC
    • County Line Liquors (1 location)
    • Grocery Warehouse (1 location)
    • Jewel-Osco (2 locations)
    • Max Foods (2 locations)
    • Super Saver Foods (23 locations, 21 closed in late 2006)

The agreement also included terms for dividing up distribution centers and other real estate and support operations, as well as the sale of 26 Chicago-area Cub Foods from Supervalu to the Cerberus-led investor group. Cerberus has closed the Cub Foods locations and sold most of them to other operators. Lucky Stores first began in San Mateo County, California when Charles Crouch expanded his lucky stores to the East Bay in 1935. ... CVS Corporation, NYSE: CVS is the largest pharmacy chain in the United States, based on store count. ... Supervalu Inc. ...


After Acquisition

Supervalu has publicly stated that Albertsons will continue to have a presence in Boise, Idaho, for a three-year period from the date of acquisition, but has not stated which functions will remain permanently in Boise, Idaho, or transitioned to Eden Prairie, Minnesota.


Albertson's, Inc., is no longer a separate publicly traded company and has been removed from the NYSE. Albertsons will only exist as a nameplate for the grocery stores acquired by Supervalu and Cerberus. New Albertson's, Inc., has become the successor company to Albertsons according to SEC filings. [2] Albertsons LLC was also formed as part of the reorganization of assets and liabilities and will eventually be led by the Cerberus group. The New York Stock Exchange (NYSE), nicknamed the Big Board, is a New York City-based stock exchange privately-owned by the NYSE Group (NYX). ... Albertsons LLC is a chain of grocery stores owned and operated by Cerberus Capital Management after the acquisition of Albertsons, Inc. ...


In 2007, Albertsons created the "Crazy About Food" slogan and campaign. At the same time the announced they no longer needed spokesperson Patricia Heaton. [3] Patricia Helen Heaton (born March 4, 1958 in Bay Village, Ohio) is an Emmy Award-winning American actress. ...


Chains

Current

  • Acme (134 locations)
  • Acme Express, Albertsons Express, and Jewel Express
  • Albertsons (964 locations)
  • Bristol Farms (11 locations)
  • County Line Liquors (1 location)
  • Grocery Warehouse (1 location)
  • Jewel and Jewel-Osco (200 locations)
  • Lazy Acres (1 location)
  • Lucky (5 locations)
  • Max Foods (2 locations)
  • Osco Pharmacy and Sav-on Pharmacy (906 pharmacies)
  • Save-A-Lot (2 locations; franchised by Shaw's)
  • Shaw's (188 locations)
  • Star Market (20 locations)
  • Super Saver Foods (23 locations)

There are two grocery store chains named Acme. ... Jewel is an American supermarket chain that has approximately 200 stores in the Chicago metropolitan area, while a few other stores exist in locales as diverse as Alaska, Connecticut and Florida. ... Lucky Stores first began in San Mateo County, California when Charles Crouch expanded his lucky stores to the East Bay in 1935. ... Osco Drug is a chain pharmacy acquired by The Jewel Companies, Inc. ... Osco Drug is a chain pharmacy acquired by The Jewel Companies, Inc. ... Save-A-Lot is a grocery store chain that is the thirteenth-largest retail chain and sixth-largest chain under a single banner with more than one thousand stores in the United States and $4 billion in sales. ... Shaws Supermarkets, along with sister store Star Markets, is presently the second largest grocery group in the northeast United States. ... Shaws, along with sister store, Star Market, is presently the second largest grocery group in the northeast United States. ... Super Saver is a United States price-impact grocery franchise. ...

Former

  • Osco Drug and Sav-on Drugs (702 locations, rebranded CVS/pharmacy)

Brands

Albertsons owns several store brands ("private label" brands), often bearing the name of the chain sold under, e.g. "Jewel" brand products in the Jewel and Jewel-Osco locations. Other Albertsons brands over the years have included Good Day, Village Market, A+, Master's Choice, and Janet Lee (founder Joe's mother's name). The drug store brands (used for health and beauty aids, over-the-counter medications, and intimate paper goods) were consolidated under the name "Equaline," rather than the previous name, "Sav-On Osco by Albertsons" brand. Albertsons introduced an upscale private label brand, "Essensia," in 2003, which is sold across its chains. Swedish grocery store where private label products (under the brands Hemköp and Eldorado, Axfood) are placed along with other brands such as Knorr (Unilever) and Blå band (Campbell Soup). ...


Technology

Albertsons was increasingly progressive in the area of technology, having in recent years added a "check out while you go" system, known as "Shop 'N' Scan", where shoppers scanned items as they shopped and quickly paid before leaving. This system has been removed from stores within recent months, due to shoplifting and a low level of use.


Albertsons offer (in certain areas) its customers the option to shop from home via the company's website, www.albertsons.com. Pickups were arranged at the store, or the items were delivered to the customer's home. In areas where this program was in effect, it was widely advertised over television and radio by corporate spokeswoman Patricia Heaton. Online grocery shopping was discontinued July 21, 2006, in the Cerberus-operated areas of Dallas/Fort Worth, Phoenix, Sacramento and San Francisco Bay, although the service remains at Albertsons stores operated by Supervalu. A spokesperson (person could be replaced with the gender of the person), or spokesmodel is a person who speaks on behalf of others, but is understood not to be necessarily part of the others (e. ... Patricia Helen Heaton (born March 4, 1958 in Bay Village, Ohio) is an Emmy Award-winning American actress. ...


Unions

Albertsons had contracts with the United Food and Commercial Workers (UFCW), the largest grocery union in the United States. In late 2003 and early 2004, Albertsons, along with competitor Ralphs (owned by Kroger), locked out its workers who were members of the UFCW in Southern California, in sympathy with competitor Vons (owned by Safeway), whose UFCW workers were on strike. The issues in contract negotiations included health care benefits and wage structure. The UFCW lost its bid to keep its benefit and wage language in the contract intact, a reflection of how former Albertsons management viewed the developing Wal-Mart Supercenter situation in Southern California. At present, starting wages and benefits given to new Albertsons employees are lower than those of employees hired before the labor dispute. Employee approval continues to decline with the increasing distance in associate and corporate relations (as of 2006). The United Food and Commercial Workers International Union is a labor union representing approximately 1. ... A union (labor union in American English; trade union, sometimes trades union, in British English; either labour union or trade union in Canadian English) is a legal entity consisting of employees or workers having a common interest, such as all the assembly workers for one employer, or all the workers... A Ralphs Marketplace in Porter Ranch, Los Angeles, California Ralphs Grocery Company is a major supermarket chain in the Southern California area. ... Kroger headquarters in Cincinnati, Ohio. ... A lockout is a work stoppage in which an employer prevents employees from working. ... Downtown Los Angeles Skyline Southern California, also colloquially referred to as SoCal, is an informal name for the megalopolis and nearby desert that occupies the southern-most quarter of the U.S. state of California. ... Vons is a Southern California supermarket chain, and is a division of Safeway Inc. ... Safeway Inc. ... Wal-Mart Stores, Inc. ...


Litigation

On May 31, 2006, Albertsons agreed to pay a $2 million fine to settle a consumer-protection case brought by three California counties and the city of San Diego that accused the supermarket chain of overcharging consumers by improperly weighing salads and bulk food items. [4] May 31 is the 151st day of the year in the Gregorian calendar (152nd in leap years), with 214 days remaining. ... For the Manfred Mann album, see 2006 (album). ... Flag Seal Nickname: Americas Finest City Location Location of San Diego within San Diego County Coordinates , Government County San Diego Mayor City Attorney         City Council District One District Two District Three District Four District Five District Six District Seven District Eight Jerry Sanders (R) Michael Aguirre Scott Peters Kevin...


References

  1. ^ Albertsons supermarkets in Sonoma County will become Save Mart stores later this year
  2. ^ SEC Filings: Supervalu
  3. ^ Albertsons says it's "crazy"
  4. ^ Albertsons to pay $2 million to settle consumer-protection case

External links

  • Official site
  • The New Supervalu, summarizing the impact of the Albertsons acquisition

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