August 19, 2013

The Exchange, Safeway and Walmart were among the companies identified as the nation's top veteran-friendly companies by the U.S. Veterans Magazine last week.

July 31, 2013

Safeway and The Safeway Foundation are teaming up with The Muscular Dystrophy Association for an annual fundraising campaign to support individuals and families affected by muscle disease, the supermarket retailer announced Wednesday.

July 18, 2013

Incoming president and CEO Robert Edwards had a busy first-quarter at Safeway — the company last month agreed to sell its Canadian operations to Sobeys and Safeway initiated an IPO for its Blackhawk prepaid card business.

July 15, 2013

Loblaw Cos. and Shoppers Drug Mart signed a definitive agreement under which Loblaw will acquire Shoppers Drug Mart. The move follows the acquisition of Safeway Canada by Sobey's last month and a growing incursion of U.S. retail north of the border, including both Target Canada and Walmart Canada.

When Loblaw announced last week it would debut a new health-focused format to take on Whole Foods, no one could have expected it would make a deal to become the No. 1 pharmacy retailer in Canada, leapfrogging from No. 8 to that top spot with the stroke of a pen. Together the companies will operate 1,797 pharmacies across a total of 2,348 locations, meaning 1-in-5 Canadian pharmacies now will be operated by the merged company. Shoppers Drug Mart represents $4.9 billion in annual pharmacy sales, representing 47.3% of sales and $3.9 million in pharmacy sales on a per store basis. And if Loblaw's pharmacy sales are brought up to that level, the merged companies will represent $6.8 billion in pharmacy revenue.

June 25, 2013

Safeway was selected to receive the 2013 Secretary of Defense Employer Support Freedom Award, the nation's highest honor given to employers for exceptional support of National Guard and Reserve employees.

June 14, 2013

Raley’s on Thursday named Lee Worthy to lead the grocer's 99 pharmacies, according to a report in the Sacramento Business Journal.

June 12, 2013

Safeway announced that it has entered into an agreement to sell its Canadian operations through a sale of the net assets of Canada Safeway Limited to Sobeys, a Canadian food retailer and wholly-owned subsidiary of Empire Company Limited, for $5.7 billion in cash plus the assumption of certain liabilities.

May 31, 2013

Safeway announced today Barry Libenson has joined the company as SVP and chief information officer.

May 30, 2013

A former employee of health insurer Aetna has been hired to direct business strategies for a maker of health kiosks.

May 29, 2013

Cause Marketing Forum named America’s Checkout Charity Champions, a first-of-its-kind study ranking the largest consumer checkout donations in the U.S. last year.

May 22, 2013

The Safeway Foundation and Stand Up To Cancer, a program of the Entertainment Industry Foundation, have teamed up to develop a print, radio and digital public service announcement featuring actress and SU2C Ambassador Marcia Cross. The PSA is designed to increase awareness for the fight against prostate cancer.

May 17, 2013

Safeway and the Safeway Foundation on Friday announced they raised and donated more than $10.8 million in April for Easter Seals, Special Olympics and a range of other charities that support people with disabilities.

May 14, 2013

Safeway announced that its board of directors approved an increase to its regular quarterly cash dividend from $0.175 per share to $0.20 per share, reflecting a 14% increase.

April 29, 2013

Safeway announced that Robert Edwards, currently the company's president, will succeed Steven Burd as CEO when Burd retires as chairman and CEO on May 14. Edwards, 57, will also join the company's board of directors.

April 25, 2013

Safeway shares dropped dramatically Thursday morning as the company reported $10 billion in sales for its first quarter 2013 ended March 23, which is essentially flat as compared with the first quarter of 2012.

April 21, 2013

One of the ways retailers help consumers realize their full healthcare value is through the kind of outcome management Safeway pharmacists adopted earlier this year to help people quit smoking.

April 15, 2013

The University of Utah's College of Pharmacy has opened a new research organization designed to encourage collaboration and interaction, according to published reports.

April 8, 2013

Blackhawk Network Holdings announced its intent to open its initial public offering of 10 million shares at an estimated offering price of $20 to $22 per share.

April 2, 2013

Mad Money's Jim Cramer tabbed Safeway over Whole Foods in an interview published in The Street.

April 1, 2013

Safeway has launched its annual April fundraising campaign to benefit people with disabilities, the supermarket chain said.

March 26, 2013

Safeway has agreed to install SoloHealth Station kiosks across almost 700 stores as part of a multiyear agreement, SoloHealth announced Tuesday.

March 22, 2013

American Stores founder Sam Skaggs died of natural causes at his home Thursday, according to a report in the Salt Lake Tribune.

March 15, 2013

Safeway announced that its board of directors met declared a regular quarterly cash dividend of $0.175 per share.

March 15, 2013

Safeway announced the retirement of Bruce Everette, EVP retail operations. Kelly Griffith, current president of merchandising, has been chosen to succeed Everette.