March 23, 2015

As burgeoning food retailer Haggen charts a path of expansion across the West Coast, the company is also making some key executive moves to support its growth in the Southwest.

March 10, 2015

The recently merged Albertsons and Safeway organization has named a new president of the Denver division.

February 26, 2015

Safeway and Albertsons announced several executive moves, including the appointment of a new chief administrative officer.

 

January 30, 2015

Albertsons and Safeway announced on Friday that they have completed their proposed merger.

January 27, 2015

Albertsons and Safeway have received clearance from the U.S. Federal Trade Commission for the companies' proposed merger.

December 22, 2014

AB Acquisition LLC (Albertsons) and Safeway have entered into agreements to sell 168 stores across eight states to four buyers — Associated Food Stores, Associated Wholesale Grocers, Supervalu and Haggen.

December 15, 2014

The Rancho Mirage Albertsons/Sav-On Pharmacy is sporting a new look, and store associates rolled out the red carpet during the Dec. 3 ribbon cutting ceremony, the company announced.

October 15, 2014

Safeway reported in an SEC filing sales of $8.3 billion for the third quarter ended Sept. 6, representing a lift of 2.6% as compared to the year-ago period.

 

September 19, 2014

Albertsons and Safeway announced on Friday the new senior leadership team and division leaders.

July 28, 2014

Safeway shareholders approved the proposed merger with Albertsons with 70% of the outstanding shares and 96% of the shares voting for the merger. 

 

July 24, 2014

Supervalu on Thursday reported first-quarter 2015 net sales of $5.23 billio, as well as net earnings of $48 million.

July 3, 2014

With the generosity from thousands of Jewel-Osco shoppers, the company recently presented the Muscular Dystrophy Association with a check for $110,000 in funds donated by Jewel-Osco shoppers for use toward the organization’s Summer Camp program.

June 23, 2014

Jewel-Osco is celebrating this week the grand opening of five new stores and 14 remodels across Chicagoland.

June 20, 2014

As the whooping cough epidemic grows in California, Albertsons/Sav-On Pharmacies throughout Southern California are offering the vaccination to help stop the spread of the highly contagious disease.

May 7, 2014

Supervalu, the owner of Cub Foods, along with four Twin Cities-based independent grocery retailers, on Wednesday announced they had each entered into definitive agreements to acquire 18 Rainbow Foods grocery stores from Roundy’s for approximately $65 million plus inventory.

April 23, 2014

Jewel-Osco has named company veteran Doug Cygan VP marketing and merchandising.

April 14, 2014

Jewel-Osco has announced that Scott Hays has been named VP operations for the Chicagoland grocery store.

April 14, 2014

Stayhealthy has announced the completion of its deployment of 765 Stayhealthy HealthCenter Kiosks throughout Albertson’s LLC and New Albertson’s Inc.

April 11, 2014

Safeway on Thursday announced the receipt of a request for additional information and documents from the Federal Trade Commission in connection with the FTC's review of the Safeway/Albertson's merger.

March 28, 2014

Safeway on Friday announced the expiration of the 21-day "go-shop" period pursuant to the terms of the previously announced definitive merger agreement under which AB Acquisition has agreed to acquire all outstanding shares of Safeway.

March 7, 2014

New Albertson’s has acquired five Dominick’s locations and appointed Shane Sampson, currently president of the company’s Boston-based Shaw’s Division, as president of the Jewel-Osco division based in Chicago.

March 7, 2014

Supervalu on Thursday announced that two of its directors, Mark Neporent and Lenard Tessler, have stepped down from the board of directors effective immediately.

March 6, 2014

Cerberus won the bid for Safeway. Safeway and Albertsons on Thursday announced a definitive agreement under which AB Acquisition will acquire all outstanding shares of Safeway in a deal valued at more than $9.1 billion.

February 28, 2014

Following speculation that Safeway may be considering "strategic alternatives," Safeway executives during their latest conference call confirmed just that — the supermarket retailer placed itself on the sales block. Before that conference call, analysts were already putting two and two together and coming up with two viable suitors for the Safeway footprint — private investment firm Cerberus, also known as New Albertsons, and supermarket giant Kroger, which has just closed on Harris Teeter for $2.5 billion.

Cerberus is said to be the lead bidder, but Kroger shouldn't be ruled out. But what would Cerberus or Kroger be getting if they purchased Safeway outright for almost $10 billion? In addition to 1,335 locations and a $2.7 billion book of prescription business, there would be some intangibles in the deal as well — namely Safeway's relatively advanced Just for U loyalty program and a yet-to-be launched health-and-wellness platform that's supposed to evolve Safeway over the next decade from being a food retailer into being a health solutions center.