BOISE, Idaho — Albertsons on Monday — the two-year anniversary of its merger with Safeway — shared some of the progress the company has made since the combination made it the second-largest supermarket company in the United States. The merger created a collective company with 2,230 stores and a team of 250,000 people across 19 banners.
WASHINGTON — The U.S. Dept. of Agriculture on Thursday announced its list of companies that will be participating in a two-year pilot program designed to allow Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program recipients purchase their groceries online. A total of seven companies were selected for testing in pilot states.
The following retailers were selected to service SNAP beneficiaries in the following states:
Amazon — Maryland, New Jersey, New York
FreshDirect — New York
NEW YORK — 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. Reuters broke the news Wednesday that the companies were in talks, citing sources familiar with the matter.