January 30, 2017

Since the merger closed in January 2015, Albertsons said it has grown its workforce by 10%, adding 26,000 jobs, building 23 locations and acquiring 151 more stores.

January 6, 2017

A total of seven companies were selected for testing of online ordering in pilot states.

November 30, 2016

Albertsons and Price Chopper reportedly might be nearing a deal for Albertsons to buy the Schenectady, N.Y.-based supermarket chain for about $1 billion.

November 21, 2016

The proliferation of online grocery delivery is a sign of the “Sheep Effect,” according to a retail analyst interviewed on CBS’s Sunday Morning, which aired a segment on the evolution of omnichannel retail.

November 14, 2016

Health Care Service Corporation has launched a multi-phase program called Pharmacists Adding Value and Expertise in collaboration with Jewel-Osco, Safeway and Albertsons Pharmacies in Illinois, Montana and New Mexico, as well as with the Texas Pharmacist Association.

November 4, 2016

Safeway and Andronico’s Community Markets have entered into an agreement for Safeway to purchase the five Andronico’s stores in the San Francisco Bay Area.

October 19, 2016

With just weeks to go before its annual Industry Issues Summit conference — one of the most highly-anticipated, must-attend events on the drug store industry calendar — Drug Store News has announced another top-tier roster of some of the most talented and creative retail executives in the business for the annual thought-leadership/networking event.

October 19, 2016

The grocery delivery service will be available to Tom Thumb and Albertsons customers at tomthumb.com and through the Tom Thumb Android and iOS delivery app. 

October 7, 2016

Clinics will be opening at five Safeway stores in Danville, Dublin, Livermore, Menlo Park and San Jose. 

September 1, 2016

Instacart, the grocery-ordering app, is getting creative about picking, packing and delivering food on-demand. According to TechCrunch, the company’s people and technology show that the San Francisco startup has changed grocery stores for good. (TechCrunch)

August 29, 2016

Sonora Quest Laboratories is opening six new patient service centers at Safeway stores throughout Arizona.

June 16, 2016

Quest Diagnostics will provide diagnostic testing services offered in company-branded Patient Services Centers in 12 Safeway locations in California, Colorado, Texas, Virginia and Maryland.

June 7, 2016

In a new study released exclusively to Adweek, Boston-based consultancy C Space homed in on consumer loyalty among the big retail players, attempting to flesh out some insights about what makes shoppers come back. (Adweek

May 24, 2016

Among supermarket rankings, Wegmans was the only supermarket that improved its score between 2015 and 2016, with a gain of one point, while whole foods dropped 10 points, Albertsons dropped 9 points, and Hannaford and Trader Joe’s both dropped eight points.

April 29, 2016

Iconic candy brand Hershey is unveiling new, patriotic-themed packaging on some of its most popular brands as excitement for builds for the 2016 Olympic Games. 

November 23, 2015

Following reports that a previously unannounced deal between Safeway and embattled diagnostics company Theranos was falling apart, MedCity News is reporting that Safeway has begun offering diagnostic testing through local Sonora Quest Laboratories at a location in Scottsdale, Ariz., with another Arizona location opening soon. Neither Safeway nor the diagnostics company would comment on further plans for expansion. Safeway has invested some $350 million in retail clinics that offer diagnostic testing. (MedCity News)

November 10, 2015

The Seattle Times is reporting that, according to court documents filed last week, Albertsons currently bidding on 36 of 95 stores being sold by the now-bankrupt Haggen. Albertsons had previously sold 146 stores to Haggen as part of its acquisition of Safeway. [Seattle Times]

October 16, 2015

Five pharmacists at the company’s Randalls supermarkets in Austin, Texas have dedicated themselves to diabetes management. Since February 2013, the pharmacists — Clarissa Wallace, Kristy Solominsky, Deborah DeYoung, Sonia Borja and Sal Solis — have been working closely with the city of Austin, insurer United Healthcare and Austin-based Seton Hospital to help municipal employees learn how to manage their diabetes.

October 12, 2015

DON’T be this pharmacist. Be more like the ones Drug Store News profiles in this special section, compiled in honor of National Pharmacist Month in October.

September 25, 2015

Albertsons expects to raise more than $1.8 billion through its proposed initial public offering, according to an SEC filing made Friday.

September 22, 2015

The Puget Sound Business Journal is reporting that Haggen is attempting to sell its $12.16 million in assets to Albertsons and Safeway. Some $8.9 million of those assets include customer and prescription records, as well as other pharmacy information. 

September 2, 2015

Haggen’s acquisition of 146 Albertsons and Safeway stores is shaping up as a disaster and the reasons why are detailed in a new lawsuit that puts the blame squarely on the parent company — Albertsons Holdings — of the divested stores.

August 24, 2015

The National Association of Chain Drugs Stores celebrated Albertsons/Safeway and Kinney Drugs for the companies’ political advocacy and grassroots activities at NACDS Total Store Expo, Friday evening at the NACDS Political Involvement reception.

August 14, 2015

New Target board members will contribute expertise in reinvention of food offering, in particular, CEO says.