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Safeway and Albertsons Announce Definitive Merger Agreement

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Mar 6th, 2014

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Merger Will Lead to an Enhanced Shopping Experience, Including Lower Prices for Customers

Safeway Shareholders Expected to Receive Total Value Estimated at $40 Per Share

Cash of $32.50 per share, plus other contingent consideration with an estimated value of $3.65 per share; Blackhawk shares with a recent value of $3.95 per Safeway share to be distributed in a separate transaction to Safeway shareholders in mid-April

 

PLEASANTON, CA and BOISE, ID — March 6, 2014—Safeway Inc. (NYSE: SWY) and Albertsons announced today a definitive agreement under which AB Acquisition LLC (“AB Acquisition”) will acquire all outstanding shares of Safeway (the “Merger”). The merger agreement was unanimously approved by the Board of Directors of Safeway.

AB Acquisition is the owner of Albertson’s LLC and New Albertson’s, Inc. (collectively “Albertsons”) and is controlled by a Cerberus Capital Management, L.P. (“Cerberus”)-led investor group, which also includes Kimco Realty Corporation (NYSE:KIM), Klaff Realty LP, Lubert-Adler Partners LP, and Schottenstein Stores Corporation. 

As a result of the Merger, plus other actions to be taken by the Safeway Board of Directors as described below, including the separate sales of certain other primarily non-core assets, and the distribution of Blackhawk shares, Safeway shareholders are expected to receive total value estimated at $40 per share.

Albertsons’ Chief Executive Officer Bob Miller stated, “This transaction offers us the opportunity to better serve customers by adapting more quickly to evolving shopping preferences in diverse regions across the country. It also brings together two great organizations with talented management teams. Robert Edwards and his team have done an outstanding job in positioning Safeway’s core business for success, by investing in its stores and creating innovative strategic marketing programs that contribute to shareholder value. Working together will enable us to create cost savings that translate into price reductions for our customers. Together, we will be able to respond to local needs more quickly and deliver outstanding products at the lowest possible price, more efficiently than ever before.”

“This Merger is one of several actions we have taken in recent months as a result of our strategic business review.  The combined value of the transactions described above is expected to deliver a premium to Safeway’s shareholders of 72% from one year ago, and 56% over the share price six months ago,” said Robert Edwards, President & Chief Executive Officer of Safeway Inc. “Safeway has been focused on better meeting shoppers’ diverse needs through local, relevant assortment, an improved price/value proposition and a great shopping experience that has driven improved sales trends.  We are excited about continuing this momentum as a combined organization. We look forward to working with Bob Miller and the rest of the Albertsons team as we proceed together on a path towards becoming an even stronger organization.”

Value to Safeway Shareholders

Under the merger agreement, Safeway shareholders will receive $32.50 per share in cash.  Additionally, shareholders will have the right to receive pro-rata distributions of net proceeds from primarily non-core assets with an estimated value of $3.65 per share. The proceeds are from:

(1)  The sale of the assets of real-estate development subsidiary Property Development Centers, LLC (“PDC”) comprised of its shopping center portfolio including certain related Safeway stores, and

(2)  The monetization of its 49% equity interest in Mexico-based food and general merchandise retailer Casa Ley, S.A. de C.V. (“Casa Ley”).

If the sales of PDC and/or Casa Ley are completed prior to the closing of the Merger, the net proceeds from these sales will be paid to shareholders at or before the closing of the Merger in a special dividend.   If the PDC sale and/or Casa Ley sales are not completed by the closing of the Merger, Safeway shareholders will receive a non-transferable contingent value right (a “CVR”), which will provide shareholders with their pro-rata share of the net proceeds from the PDC and/or Casa Ley sales, as applicable, subject to the terms and conditions of the CVRs. The PDC CVR will have a two-year term.  The Casa Ley CVR will have a four-year term. If Safeway is unable to sell Casa Ley before the four-year expiration of the CVR, shareholders would receive a cash distribution equal to the after-tax fair market value of Safeway’s interest in Casa Ley at such time.  There can be no assurances that Safeway will be able to sell either or both of PDC or Casa Ley.

Distribution of Blackhawk Shares

The Merger does not alter Safeway’s previously announced plan to distribute the remaining 37.8 million shares of Blackhawk stock that it owns to its shareholders in mid-April and prior to the completion of the Acquisition.  Safeway’s shares of Blackhawk are contemplated to be distributed pro-rata to the shareholders, with a current value of $3.95 per Safeway share based on the closing price of Blackhawk’s common stock of $25.06 per share on March 5, 2014 and a diluted share count at Safeway of approximately 235 million shares.  The final ratio and the value of the Blackhawk shares will be determined at the time of the distribution and will depend on the market value of Blackhawk at that time and the number of diluted Safeway shares.  The Blackhawk distribution is not dependent upon the completion of the Acquisition, and is being undertaken for independent business reasons. The Blackhawk distribution is intended to maximize the value of Safeway’s long-term investment in Blackhawk, which the Board determined to be in the best interests of Safeway, Blackhawk, and the shareholders of both companies.

In connection with the completion of the Merger, it is expected that Safeway’s distribution of Blackhawk shares will be taxable to Safeway and Safeway’s shareholders.  AB Acquisition will assume the corporate tax on the distribution of Blackhawk shares to Safeway’s shareholders.  It is also anticipated that there will be a step up in Blackhawk’s tax basis in assets which could generate approximately $30 million in cash tax savings per annum for Blackhawk.  On a present value basis over 15 years, this tax savings, resulting from future tax deductions, is valued at approximately $4.50 per Blackhawk share and $0.70 per Safeway share.

Stock Price Premium

The combined value for Safeway shareholders who receive both a distribution of Blackhawk shares and the aggregate cash and contingent consideration in the Merger, based on Safeway’s current estimates of the value of the contingent consideration, would represent a premium of 72 percent over Safeway’s closing share price of $23.27 on March 6, 2013, one year ago; 56 percent over Safeway’s closing price of $25.62 on September 6, 2013, six months ago; and 17 percent over Safeway’s closing share price of $34.10 on February 18, 2014, the day before Safeway announced it was in discussions regarding a potential sale of the company.

About the Combined Company

The Merger will create a diversified network that includes over 2,400 stores, 27 distribution facilities and 20 manufacturing plants with over 250,000 dedicated and loyal employees.  No store closures are expected as a result of this transaction. Bob Miller, Albertsons current Chief Executive Officer, will become Executive Chairman. Robert Edwards, Safeway’s current President and Chief Executive Officer, will become President and Chief Executive Officer of the combined company.

Banners will include Safeway, Vons, Pavilions, Randalls, Tom Thumb, Carrs, Albertsons, ACME, Jewel-Osco, Lucky, Shaw’s, Star Market, Super Saver, United Supermarkets, Market Street and Amigos.

The Merger will enable Albertsons and Safeway to implement operational best practices in order to offer customers an enhanced shopping experience and more competitive prices, while enabling the combined company to pursue industry-leading customer service in an increasingly competitive and dynamic marketplace. Realizing substantial cost savings will allow for investments that are expected to benefit customers, including price reductions as well as store remodels and refurbishments.  The diversified network of retail assets, associated distribution centers and manufacturing assets will allow for a broader assortment of products, a more efficient distribution and supply chain, enhanced fresh and perishable offerings, and expanded private label alternatives for customers.

“Albertsons has successfully transformed underperforming retail grocery stores into strong performers by focusing on enhancing the local customer experience,” said Lenard Tessler, Co-Head of Global Private Equity and Senior Managing Director at Cerberus. “Similarly, Safeway has consistently provided outstanding value and customer service throughout the communities it serves.  Combining these strong management teams will strengthen the ability of Safeway and Albertsons to deliver on a shared commitment to offering customers higher quality products at lower prices, which will undoubtedly yield positive results for all stakeholders in the business.”

Timing and Closing Conditions

The Merger is expected to close in the fourth quarter of 2014 following the satisfaction of customary closing conditions, including approval of the Merger by the holders of a majority of the outstanding shares of Safeway common stock and regulatory approvals including expiration or termination of the waiting period under the Hart-Scott-Rodino Antitrust Improvements Act of 1976. Under certain circumstances, if the Merger fails to close, AB Acquisition would be required to pay Safeway $400 million.

Regular Quarterly Dividends

The merger agreement allows Safeway to pay its regular quarterly dividends over the next 12 months, prior to closing, and to increase the dividend within certain limits, assuming the deal is closed during that time period. If the deal is not closed within 12 months, Albertsons can extend the merger agreement by an additional three months under certain circumstances.  During the extended time, Safeway would not be permitted to pay a dividend to its shareholders but shareholders would receive additional cash consideration equal to 6% per annum on the $32.50 per share cash price for the number of days that pass during the three month extension until closing.

Acquisition Funding

AB Acquisition plans to fund the Merger in part with debt financing of approximately $7.6 billion, equity contributions from its current investors and their affiliates, partners and co-investors of approximately $1.25 billion, and cash on hand of Safeway.  Safeway’s existing indebtedness is contemplated to be repaid at closing, other than capital leases and the company’s 5.00% Senior Notes due 2019, 3.95% Notes due 2020, 4.75% Senior Notes due 2021, 7.45% Debentures due 2027 and 7.25% Debentures due 2031.

Go-Shop Period

The merger agreement includes a so-called “go-shop” period, during which Safeway, with the assistance of Goldman Sachs, its financial advisor, will actively solicit, receive, evaluate and potentially enter into negotiations with parties that offer alternative proposals.  The initial go-shop period is 21 days.  For a 15-day period following the termination of the go-shop period, Safeway will be permitted to continue discussions and enter into or recommend a transaction with any person that submitted a qualifying proposal during the 21-day period.  A successful competing bidder who makes a superior proposal during the go-shop period would bear a $150 million termination fee.  For a competing bidder who did not qualify during the go-shop period, the termination fee would be $250 million.  There can be no assurance that this process will result in a superior proposal.  Safeway does not intend to disclose developments with respect to the solicitation process unless and until its Board has made a decision with respect to any potential superior proposal.

Advisors

Goldman, Sachs & Co. served as financial advisor to Safeway in connection with the Company’s strategic review and the transactions. Greenhill & Co. has also served as financial advisor to Safeway.    Latham & Watkins LLP served as Safeway’s outside legal counsel. Citigroup, lead financial advisor, Bank of America Merrill Lynch and Credit Suisse served as financial advisors to Albertsons, Cerberus and the investor group.  Schulte Roth & Zabel LLP served as lead outside legal counsel to Albertsons, Cerberus and the investor group, and Dechert LLP, Schulte Roth & Zabel LLP and Baker Botts LLP served as outside legal counsel on antitrust matters.

Property Development Centers and Casa Ley

Formed in 2008, PDC is a wholly owned subsidiary of Safeway Inc., engaged in retail shopping center development and capitalizing on Safeway’s core real estate competency.  PDC projects are concentrated in Safeway’s urban and suburban markets, and are predominantly located in California and Hawaii.  PDC’s portfolio consists of 25 properties with an estimated three million square feet, and is comprised of 11 operating assets, nine projects under construction, and five projects in the due diligence and entitlement phases.  Safeway will soon be initiating a process to sell PDC.

Safeway owns 49% of Casa Ley, the fifth largest food and general merchandise retailer in Mexico based on sales. Casa Ley is a private company, and does not publicly disclose financials.  Safeway has begun discussions with the majority owners of Casa Ley regarding a potential sale of Safeway’s interests.

On a combined basis, the value of the CVRs is estimated in the range of $3.45 to $3.85 per share. The estimated values for PDC and Casa Ley are based on analyses that Safeway has performed with the help of financial advisors, valuations from independent third parties and market information.  The actual net after-tax proceeds received upon a sale could vary substantially from these estimates.

Investor Conference Call

This announcement will be discussed on a conference call with analysts and investors, which is scheduled at 5:00 p.m. Eastern Time today. The call will be webcast live at www.Safeway.com. A replay of the call will be archived at www.Safeway.com. To access the website replay, go to the “Investors” link and click on “Presentations and Webcasts.”

About Safeway Inc.

Safeway Inc., which operates Safeway, Vons, Pavilion’s, Randall’s, Tom Thumb, and Carrs stores, is a Fortune 100 company and one of the largest food and drug retailers in the United States with sales of $36.1 billion in 2013. The company operates 1,335 stores in 20 states and the District of Columbia, 13 distribution centers and 20 manufacturing plants, and employs approximately 138,000 employees. The company’s common stock is traded on the New York Stock Exchange under the symbol SWY. For more information, please visit www.Safeway.com.

About Albertsons

Established in 2006, AB Acquisition LLC (“Albertsons”), which operates ACME, Albertsons, Jewel-Osco, Lucky, Shaws, Star Market and Super Saver, and stores under the United Family of stores, Amigos, Market Street and United Supermarkets, is working to become the favorite food and drug retailer in every market it serves. The company is privately owned by Cerberus Capital Management, Kimco Realty Corporation, Klaff Realty, Lubert-Adler Partners, and Schottenstein Stores Corporation, and operates 1,075 stores and 14 distribution centers in 29 states and employs approximately 115,000 associates. For more information, please visit www.Albertsons.com.

About Cerberus Capital Management, L.P.

Established in 1992, Cerberus Capital Management, L.P. is one of the world’s leading private investment firms. Cerberus has more than US $25 billion under management invested in four primary strategies:  distressed securities & assets; control and non-control private equity; commercial mid-market lending and real estate-related investments.  From its headquarters in New York City and large network of affiliate and advisory offices in the US, Europe and Asia, Cerberus has the on-the-ground presence to invest in multiple sectors, through multiple investment strategies in countries around the world.

Additional Information and Where to Find It

This document may be deemed to be solicitation materials in respect of the proposed acquisition of Safeway by AB Acquisition. In connection with the proposed merger transaction, Safeway will file with the SEC and furnish to Safeway’s shareholders a proxy statement and other relevant documents. This filing does not constitute a solicitation of any vote or approval. Shareholders are urged to read the proxy statement when it becomes available and any other documents to be filed with the SEC in connection with the proposed acquisition or incorporated by reference in the proxy statement because they will contain important information about the proposed acquisition. Investors will be able to obtain a free copy of documents filed with the SEC at the SEC’s website at http://www.sec.gov. In addition, investors may obtain a free copy of Safeway’s filings with the SEC from Safeway’s website at http://www.Safeway.com or by directing a request to: Safeway Inc., 5918 Stoneridge Mall Road, Pleasanton, California 94588, Attention: Investor Relations.

 Participants in the Solicitation

Safeway and its directors, executive officers and certain other members of management and employees of Safeway may be deemed “participants” in the solicitation of proxies from shareholders of Safeway in favor of the proposed merger. Information regarding the persons who may, under the rules of the SEC, be considered participants in the solicitation of the shareholders of Safeway in connection with the proposed acquisition will be set forth in the proxy statement and the other relevant documents to be filed with the SEC. You can find information about Safeway’s executive officers and directors in its Annual Report on Form 10-K for the fiscal year ended December 28, 2013 and in its definitive proxy statement filed with the SEC on Schedule 14A on April 1, 2013.

Forward-Looking Statements

This press release contains certain forward-looking statements about the future performance of Safeway, including about the combined Safeway/Albertsons business (the “Combined Entity”). These statements are based on management’s assumptions and beliefs in light of the information currently available to it. These statements are indicated by words such as “expects,” “will,” “plans,” “intends,” “committed to,” “estimates” and “is.” No assurance can be given that any of the events anticipated by the forward-looking statements will transpire or occur. Accordingly, actual results may differ materially and adversely from those expressed in any forward-looking statements. Neither Safeway nor any other person can assume responsibility for the accuracy and completeness of forward-looking statements. There are various important factors that could cause actual results to differ materially from those in any such forward-looking statements, many of which are beyond Safeway’s control. These factors include: failure to obtain shareholder approval of the proposed merger; failure to obtain, delays in obtaining or adverse conditions contained in any required regulatory or other approvals; failure to consummate or delay in consummating the transaction for other reasons; changes in laws or regulations; and changes in general economic conditions. Among other things, the Combined Entity’s ability to achieve estimated price reductions from the transaction, as well as the timing of such reductions, will depend on the Combined Entity’s ability to integrate its businesses in a timely fashion, including realizing synergies anticipated by reduction of duplicative systems and processes. There is no assurance that any payments will be made with respect to the sales of PDC and/or Casa Ley, including with respect to the CVRs after the closing of the Merger.  The right to receive any future payments with respect to the sales of PDC and/or Casa Ley, including with respect to the CVRs after the Closing of the Merger, will be contingent on a number of factors, including Safeway’s ability to sell all or a portion of PDC and/or Casa Ley, and the amount of after-tax net proceeds realized.  If Safeway is unable to sell PDC prior to the second anniversary of the closing of the Merger, no payment will be made to Safeway shareholders with respect to PDC and the CVRs will expire valueless.  If Safeway is unable to sell Casa Ley prior to the fourth anniversary of the Merger, Safeway shareholders will be entitled to receive the fair market value of Safeway’s interest in Casa Ley at that time.  There can be no assurance as to the value of PDC and/or Casa Ley or that Safeway shareholders will receive the amount of after-tax net proceeds estimated in this press release, or any amount.  Safeway undertakes no obligation (and expressly disclaims any such obligation) to publicly update or revise any forward-looking statement, whether as a result of new information, future events or otherwise. For additional information please refer to Safeway’s most recent Form 10-K, 10-Q and 8-K reports filed with the SEC.

 

For Safeway:

Investors:
Christiane Pelz 925-467-3832 or Melissa Plaisance 925-467-3136

Media:
Teena Massingill 925-467-3810 or Brian Dowling 925-467-3878

 

For Albertsons:
Christine Wilcox 208-395-4163
Christine.wilcox@albertsons.com

 

For Cerberus Capital Management:
Cerberus Media Line, 212-891-1558
Peter Duda, 212-445-8213
pduda@webershandwick.com
Liz Cohen, 212-445-8044
liz.cohen@webershandwick.com

145 Responses to Safeway and Albertsons Announce Definitive Merger Agreement

  1. Albertsons parent Cerberus to buy Safeway | KHON2 06/03/2014 at 4:51 pm

    [...] According to a press release on Albertson’s website, customers can expect lower prices. “Realizing substantial cost savings will allow for investments that are expected to benefit customers, including price reductions as well as store remodels and refurbishments. The diversified network of retail assets, associated distribution centers and manufacturing assets will allow for a broader assortment of products, a more efficient distribution and supply chain, enhanced fresh and perishable offerings, and expanded private label alternatives for customers.” (Read the full release here.) [...]

  2. Jennifer 06/03/2014 at 5:15 pm

    Is the new name going to be albertsons way instead of safeway

    • Christine Christine 08/03/2014 at 8:08 pm

      Hi Jennifer, We haven’t made any decisions regarding store names since the transaction is still subject to customary approvals. We understand that customers develop affinities for brands and names, and we will always strive to make the right decision for the marketplace and its customers, whether it’s the products we carry, the services we offer, or the name on the building. Thanks! Chris

  3. Elon Abrams 06/03/2014 at 7:16 pm

    I would like to know a couple of things.

    1) Will Safeway continue to operate under the Safeway banner?

    2) Is this company, or will it be, a member of the Grocery Manufacturers Association?

    Thank you.

    • Christine Christine 08/03/2014 at 8:12 pm

      Hi Elon – the transaction is still subject to customary regulatory and government approvals, but the new company’s network of more than 2,400 stores will operate under the Safeway, Vons, Pavilions, Randall’s, Tom Thumb, Carr’s-Safeway, Albertsons, Acme, Jewel-Osco, Lucky, Shaw’s, Star Market, Super Saver, United Supermarkets, Amigos, and Market Street banners. These are strong brands, and we have no current plans to change them. Currently, we are members of FMI and NACDS, but not GMA. It’s certainly something we’ll evaluate as we move forward. Thanks!

  4. Ron Baker 06/03/2014 at 8:17 pm

    Well that’s bad news. Safeway is my favorite store. Albertson’s not so much. The store near me smells like a sewer.

    • Christine Christine 08/03/2014 at 8:17 pm

      Hi Ron, what store are you near? We certainly would like the opportunity to address the situation if there’s an issue. And I’m glad that Safeway is your favorite store. The Safeway team has done an outstanding job of positioning its core business for success by investing in its stores and innovative strategic marketing programs, and pending customary approvals, we think that this is an excellent fit for both companies. Thanks! Chris

  5. Richard Casaday 06/03/2014 at 8:51 pm

    I love my Von’s in Yucca Valley, CA and will hate to see any changes there. I have shopped at the Albertson’s in Palm Springs, CA and there is no comparison between the stores, Von’s excels over Albertson’s.

    • Christine Christine 08/03/2014 at 8:21 pm

      Hi Richard, I would love to get your feedback on your differences specifically between the two stores if you’ve shopped both recently. We always want to provide a great shopping environment for our customers, and if we’re not meeting expectations somewhere, we want the chance to fix it. That being said, we’re glad that you have such a high opinion of Von’s. They’re a strong brand and they’ve done a great job. Thanks, Chris

  6. patricia cheadle 07/03/2014 at 12:14 am

    I am sorry that this merger is happening. I have shopped at both stores and remain a loyal customer at Safeway due to location and food quality. I found Albertsons to have higher prices and poor food quality. I unfortunately bought some salmon which was advertised by Albertsons as “color added”, what does that mean? I will never buy seafood at Albertsons again!!!!

    • Christine Christine 08/03/2014 at 8:33 pm

      Hi Patricia, I’m sorry to see that we seem to have let you down in the past. Have you shopped with us recently? If you can tell me where, we’d love the opportunity to look at where we may be falling short of expectations to ensure that we’re creating a great store for our customers. Regarding the salmon that we had for sale that was advertised as “color added,” it’s a common practice for farm-raised salmon to have color added, according to our seafood buyers, but wild-caught salmon is naturally pink from their diet. I’m glad to hear that you’re a loyal Safeway shopper – they’re a great brand and they’ve got some great stores. Thanks, Chris

  7. Larry Tait 07/03/2014 at 7:05 am

    Will prices increase at all the Safeway stores?
    I noticed that Albertsons prices are at least 20% higher than Safeway. Some of these
    stores are a short distance from each other.
    In my area, Safeway is a mile away from an Acme.

    • Christine Christine 08/03/2014 at 8:34 pm

      Hi Larry, To answer your question simply, no. This sale, pending regulatory review and approval, will create a diversified network that includes more than 2,400 grocery stores, 27 dedicated distribution facilities, 20 manufacturing assets, and more than 250,000 employees across the country. The transaction will enable Albertsons and Safeway to leverage operational best practices to offer customers an enhanced shopping experience and lower prices, while focusing on achieving industry leading customer service in an increasingly competitive and dynamic marketplace. Thanks! Chris

  8. Jerry Dawkins 07/03/2014 at 8:01 am

    Great to see Albertson growing. Worked for them in 1981 to 1985 in Tuscaloosa AL, and Beaumont TX.

  9. Anna Morris 07/03/2014 at 8:02 am

    I used to shop at Alberstons and still occasionally will stop for a few things – but the customer service and employees are so unfriendly and totally unconcern as to whether you found everything or even how long you have been standing in line that it is not a very friendly store to shop (especially in the albertsons near me) . I go into any Vons and i is so much nicer. I worry this merger will make shopping either place miserable.

    • Christine Christine 08/03/2014 at 8:38 pm

      Hi Anna, if you don’t mind my asking, which of our stores is closest to you? I would like to follow up on your concerns with our store director. Providing excellent customer service is something we strive for, and if we’re missing the mark, I’d like to address it. In today’s highly competitive marketplace, customers have more options than ever, and we want to adapt to better meet their demands. Until this deal closes, nothing will change. But looking ahead, this transaction will enable us to further improve our value proposition to the customer and our customer service. Together, Albertsons and Safeway will be able to deliver higher quality, better service and lower prices to shoppers. Thanks for your feedback. Chris

  10. Clara Coughlin 07/03/2014 at 9:33 am

    Are the Safeway stores in Wyoming included in this sale?

    • Customer Care Customer Care 08/03/2014 at 4:38 pm

      Hi Clara, thanks for your question. The Safeway stores in Wyoming are included in this merger. You can find more information at albertsons.com/tellmemore. Thanks and have a great day!~Wayne

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  12. Scott Maddison 07/03/2014 at 9:17 pm

    Although I think this will be a good merger, I am concerned about some future plans Safeway had for a store here in Cheyenne Wyoming. A little over a year ago, Safeway purchase the Cole Shopping Center for the purpose of making their store they have there a super store and also revitalizing the shopping center. This was a plan very much support by the community. You see Cole shopping Center is sort of a local landmark and the first shopping center built in Cheyenne back in the 50′s. It was very exciting to think that not only was Safeway going to save it, but also revitalize it. Now with the merger, you have a very popular Albertsons about a mile away on the same road. I hope this evaluated before drastic action is taken.

    • Christine Christine 08/03/2014 at 8:42 pm

      Hi Scott, the transaction is still subject to customary regulatory and government approvals, so we haven’t yet looked at specific markets. For now, we’re still competitors and it’s business as usual. We will always strive to make the right decision for the marketplace and its customers. Thanks! Chris

  13. Denise 08/03/2014 at 5:27 pm

    Will Safeway keep their bakeries? The quality is suburb and their artisan style specialties are very genuine. They are the best around. Would hate to see that offering lost.

    • Christine Christine 08/03/2014 at 8:44 pm

      Hi Denise, for now, there will be no changes to any specific items or programs since the transaction is still subject to customary approvals. It’s too soon to make marketing decisions for specific departments, but we do understand that customers develop affinities for brands and names. We always strive to make the right decisions with regard to the products we carry. Thanks so much! Chris

  14. Mercedes 09/03/2014 at 9:22 am

    Thank goodness there will be no more Safeway stores. Their customer services is terrible, prices too high, lines too long, etc. Albertson’s is no better. I agree, Albertson’s stores have a terrible smell; like spoiled food when you enter the store. I am a die hard Kroger shopper and will continue to be so. Kroger goes out of their way to be customer friendly.

    • Christine Christine 09/03/2014 at 11:25 am

      Hi Mercedes – this transaction does not mean there will no longer be Safeway stores. Safeway has been around since 1915 – 24 years longer than Albertsons – and they have strong brands and great stores throughout our market areas and we have no plans to change their names. Are you in Southern California, by chance? I’m guessing that, since you have Safeway, Albertsons and Kroger all in your area. Would love to know which of our Albertsons stores you’ve been in that have issues so that we can address them. You can email me at christine.wilcox@albertosns.com if you’d like. Thanks! Chris

  15. Ronnie James 09/03/2014 at 12:45 pm

    Hi Christine – Are U sure there will be no store closings after all required approvals are complete? there are instances where there are Safeway and Albert sons stores directly across the street from each other. Unless the areas have enough patrons in the area to justify?

    • Christine Christine 09/03/2014 at 1:09 pm

      Hey Ronnie, that’s a great question. At this time we have no expectation of closing any stores as a result of the transaction. That being said, through the process of regulatory review, we may be required to divest one or more stores to operating companies. The transaction is subject to customary closing conditions and regulatory approval. We will work closely with the relevant regulatory bodies, including the FTC, to move the process along in a timely manner. Thanks! Chris

  16. Anthony 09/03/2014 at 7:16 pm

    I live on the east coast in Maryland all I’ve been reading is just on the west my son work’s in Upper Marlboro at the Safeway plant is this going to remain open.

    • Customer Care Customer Care 10/03/2014 at 9:19 pm

      Hi, thanks for your question. The transaction is still subject to customary approvals, so for right now it’s business as usual. Our goal is to deliver the best quality products to more shoppers at lower prices, faster and more efficiently than ever before. As we move toward close, we will evaluate all of our functions to ensure we are able to provide the highest-quality products across all of the communities we serve.

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  18. todd 10/03/2014 at 11:15 am

    Will Safeway employees be able to work at Albertsons and will Albertsons employees get to work at Safeway?
    I am asking because my spouse is a Vons employee and she could pick up some extra hours if she were able to also work for Albertsons

    • Customer Care Customer Care 11/03/2014 at 8:53 pm

      Hi Todd, the transaction is still subject to customary regulatory approvals, so for now it’s business as usual. We will be sure to tell our teams first if and when there’s news to share about job opportunities.

  19. Lisa 10/03/2014 at 7:22 pm

    Will the new stores offer delivery like the Safeway stores do?

    • Customer Care Customer Care 11/03/2014 at 8:54 pm

      For now, it’s business as usual. We are focused on building a stronger organization that can better meet the demands of our customers in a highly competitive marketplace. We’re taking a look at all of our operations with that goal in mind. It’s too soon to speculate about what changes will need to be made in the future.

  20. Kay 11/03/2014 at 1:35 pm

    I’m wondering if you will be closing stores that are in the red ? If so what happens to your employees I’ve been a loyal Safeway customer for many years and I love seeing the same smiling faces.

    • Customer Care Customer Care 11/03/2014 at 6:15 pm

      We’re glad that you love your local store and the team there, Kay. The transaction is still subject to customary closing conditions and regulatory review, so right now, we are focused on building a stronger organization that can better meet the demands of our customers in a highly competitive marketplace. We’re taking a look at all of our operations with the goal of growing our business in mind, not shrinking it. No store closures are expected as a result of the transaction, nor do we expect any store-level layoffs.~Wayne

  21. carol green 12/03/2014 at 10:10 am

    Loved the dates on the comment….summer of 2014???? It’s just March at the moment. Looks like it should have been 2013 but then again, I don’t recall reading anything about this merger last year.

    • Customer Care Customer Care 12/03/2014 at 11:48 am

      Sorry for the confusion, Carol. The dates on the comments are written in a Day/Month/Year format instead of the more recognizable Month/Day/Year. The above comments were made from March 6th through March 11th. I hope that helps clear up the dates! ~Marie

  22. Eva Bunkoczy 13/03/2014 at 11:42 am

    I am in agreement with most of the comments above. We used to live in Chandler, about 20 years ago, Safeway was the only store where if a costumer looked confused, a store associate would come and ask if they needed help. We have since moved to NE Mesa, have both an Albertsons and Safeway nearby, my favorite store is Safeway. Can’t beat the customer service at Safeway, it does not smell of fish nor frying chicken, if a customer is looking for an item the store will order it. Safeway has reorganized their store, it’s more upscale, meat is the best, veggies and fruit always fresh, have not had a bad steak from a Safeway store. I will be disappointed if changes are occurring at the Safeway in my neighborhood. Safeway prices are cheaper, they have special incentives for those who are able to use their online offers, much better store than Albertsons.
    Hoping the merger, if it happens will bring improvement to the Albertson stores.
    Eva

    • Customer Care Customer Care 14/03/2014 at 9:06 pm

      Thanks for posting today Eva, we appreciate your feedback! Have a great day! ~Zachary

  23. JOHN 14/03/2014 at 6:47 pm

    HOW ABOUT THE PEOPLE THAT WORK WITH SAFEWAY THEY ARE UNION WILL THEY STILL BE IN THE UNION. HOW ABOUT THE OTHER PEOPLE THAT WORK AT THE OTHER STORE BE ABLE TO JOIN THE UNION LIKE THE PEOPLE FROM ALBERTSON. THANKS,

    • Customer Care Customer Care 20/03/2014 at 5:49 pm

      Hi John, Because this transaction will take the form of a stock sale, we would expect to adopt all collective bargaining agreements as they exist on the date that the transaction closes, subject to customary regulatory approvals. In the past, Safeway and Albertsons have worked together as part of multiemployer bargaining groups to negotiate most major union contracts. More than two-thirds of our collective employee base is union-represented, and our union employees are vital to our success. ~Shasta

  24. Slim Whitman 15/03/2014 at 8:29 pm

    I work for Tom Thumb, can I grow a beard now? I’ve had to shave every day for 4 years, please just let me grow a beard! lol

    • Customer Care Customer Care 16/03/2014 at 6:52 pm

      Thanks for your question, Slim. The transaction is still subject to customary regulatory approvals so it’s business as usual for now. ~Wayne

  25. yalitza 19/03/2014 at 4:39 pm

    i was wondering what was going to happen with warren fcu since in cheyenne wy there is a warren fcu in safeway . Since albertsons works with ANB will Warrenfcu have to relocate?

    • Customer Care Customer Care 19/03/2014 at 11:51 pm

      Hi Yalitza, it’s very early in the process so it’s too soon to speculate about decisions like that. The transaction hasn’t closed because it hasn’t received customary regulatory approvals yet, so for right now it’s business as usual.

  26. Trudi 20/03/2014 at 1:35 pm

    I too notice a very strong smell when walking in the front door of Albertsons near the deli/bakery end of the store. I have inquired about this odor and have been told by some employees that the odor is from the grease trap from their kitchens. They also said the trap is pumped almost daily however, the smell still remains! What to do about that? This Albertsons is in Paso Robles, CA. Anything you can do to remedy this huge shopper’s problem would be appreciated!

    • Customer Care Customer Care 20/03/2014 at 3:18 pm

      Thank you for making us aware of this, Trudi! I’m sorry for any unpleasantness this odor has caused you. I have shared your observations with the Store Director and our teams to see if there is anything more we can do to improve the store in this aspect. Thank you again for letting us know and I hope you have a good rest of your day. ~Marie

  27. Leslie 22/03/2014 at 1:52 pm

    Every week I do my shopping on-line @ Pavilions due to being disabled. Extremely convenient & delivery people for my area on Saturdays are great. Will on-line shopping continue?

    Also, Albertsons on Plano Trabuco in Trabuco Canyon, California has a foul smell in the seafood/meat department. Saw many postings regarding same issue.

    • Customer Care Customer Care 23/03/2014 at 11:05 am

      I understand your concerns, Leslie. The transaction is still subject to customary regulatory and government approvals, so we have not made any decisions about specific programs, but we always strive to make the right decision for the marketplace and its customers.
      For now, it’s business as usual. We are focused on building a stronger organization that can better meet the demands of our customers in a highly competitive marketplace. We’re taking a look at all of our operations with that goal in mind. It’s too soon to speculate about what changes may be made in the future. Please be assure that we will keep you thoughts in mind. I hope you have a good rest of your day. ~Kimberly

  28. karen 23/03/2014 at 2:00 pm

    Wow. First Sobeys buys Canada Safeway, now Albertsons buys Safeway. Sad, but necessary progress I guess. I only shop at Safeway, I dont like any other grocery store.

    • Customer Care Customer Care 23/03/2014 at 4:40 pm

      Hey Karen, we’re glad you love Safeway. We have a lot of respect for them, too. For now, all of Safeway’s programs remain in place and it is business as usual.
      Safeway’s team has done an outstanding job in positioning their core business for success by investing in their stores and innovative strategic marketing programs. We feel that we can build on that momentum and Albertsons’ strong track record of success to deliver higher quality products, better service and lower prices to more shoppers. Thank you for your comments and I hope you have a great day. ~Marie

  29. Patrick 26/03/2014 at 11:33 am

    What is the future of in-supermarket pharmacies due to this merger?

    • Customer Care Customer Care 27/03/2014 at 12:10 pm

      Hi Patrick, the transaction is still subject to customary government and regulatory approvals; that said, we don’t expect any changes to our pharmacies. For now it’s business as usual.

  30. KELSO Family 27/03/2014 at 4:26 pm

    Pending merger; Our family wants to know, are we getting the “YUMMY” Albertson’s chicken at existing Safeway Store? (Our Safeway is #1733, 900 W Deuce of Clubs, Show Low, AZ).

    • Customer Care Customer Care 27/03/2014 at 8:20 pm

      Thanks for your question, KELSO Family, and we love that you’re huge fans of our chicken! The transaction is still subject to customary regulatory approvals so it’s business as usual for now. We appreciate the time that you took to post and please enjoy the rest of your evening. ~Shasta

  31. robert ray 28/03/2014 at 7:11 pm

    yeah along with someone up above im pretty concerned regarding Safeway becoming Albertsons , but i see its just bein bought by its parent company, soo hopefuilly we {Safeway shOppers} wont have to worry about the eXpensiVe prices Albertsons offers?? n yeah last time i was in Albertsons in Walla Walla , they do have a fishy smeLL to um…

  32. David Buckley 29/03/2014 at 2:48 pm

    Are Winco and Lucky stores part of the same investment group? I have noticed that they are based in Idaho as is Alberson’s. Winco is a great store, best prices anywhere and I have never come across anything past use by date.
    I live in Vacaville and there are many chain shopping options.

    • Customer Care Customer Care 30/03/2014 at 4:37 am

      Hello, David. Albertsons is not affiliated with these companies. If you have any other questions, comments or concerns, please do not hesitate to contact us. Have a great day and thank you for stopping by! ~Stephanie

  33. Tim C 30/03/2014 at 11:56 am

    I was very happy to hear that Safeway shut down the Dominicks brand in Chicago, and Jewel took over many of the locations. Dom’s were horrible filthy expensive stores. I no longer live there and now neither Safeway or Albertsons have a convenient location to my residence. I live in Phoenix now and the Safeway stores are nicer but still pricey. Albertsons has shut down the locations closest to me. I still think having both brands in Phoenix will lead to more store closures and more jobs lost. Hope I am wrong.

    • Customer Care Customer Care 30/03/2014 at 1:44 pm

      Thank you for your comments, Tim. The transaction is still subject to customary closing conditions and regulatory review, so right now, we are focused on building a stronger organization that can better meet the demands of our customers in a highly competitive marketplace. We’re taking a look at all of our operations with the goal of growing our business in mind, not shrinking it. No store closures are expected as a result of the transaction, nor do we expect any store-level layoffs. Thank you again and I hope you have a good rest of your day. ~Marie

  34. Dan 31/03/2014 at 8:04 am

    They closed the Albertsons in Auburn WA last year. There is no Safeway near me or Albertsons now, I would have to drive clear across town to shop at Safeway.

  35. cheri miller 01/04/2014 at 7:25 am

    hope the merge works.we have a safeway in Gladstone,ore about 20 years ago they were a good store to shop, anymore the same help,and new help are rude,never smile,they act like the customer in a inconvience.they are always out of ad items on the first day,love their bakery bread but never have any,at least if it is on ad.they are 6 blocks and we only go if absolutely needed.we will go to f.m. or winco about 6 miles one way. I sure hope it will become better for all of gladstones residence.sorry but to you Albertsons good luck.cheri

    • Customer Care Customer Care 01/04/2014 at 2:07 pm

      Thank you for the feedback, Cheri. For now, the transaction is still subject to customary government and regulatory approvals, and we are still competitors, so it’s business as usual until the transaction closes. Right now, we are focused on building a stronger organization that can better meet the demands of our customers in a highly competitive marketplace. After closing, pending customary approvals, we will be able to deliver the best products to more customers at lower prices, faster and more efficiently than ever before. I’ve shared your comments with our teams. Thank you for posting and have a great day. ~Marie

  36. Janis 03/04/2014 at 11:21 am

    Based on the majority of comments, it appears there are some very concerned customers. None of whom are interested in “customary regulatory and government approvals,” as you keep repeating. If those in charge “haven’t yet looked at specific markets,” please note: those markets represent real people aka, Customers. Rhetoric is not answering their concerns, just reiterating the business mantra, which is not a consumable the customer can purchase at a lower price and without closing the store nearest them.

    • Customer Care Customer Care 03/04/2014 at 12:49 pm

      Hi Janis, we understand that there are a lot of concerned customers, and are very aware that behind every market there are thousands of customers (and hundreds or even thousands of employees and their families as well). Our customers are everything to us – without them, we wouldn’t be in business. This is a very complex process, and while it sounds very corporate to say (and yes, we do repeat it), there are customary regulatory and government approvals that are required, and we remind people of that when we respond because many presume that just because we announced the transaction that it’s closed; that’s not the case.

      We expect no store closures as a result of this transaction. That said, in many cases involving sales to competitors, the FTC requires some stores to be sold to other grocers in order to maintain competition. And the FTC investigation will determine whether that is necessary here. From our point of view, this transaction will enable both Albertson’s and Safeway to better meet the demands of shoppers in a highly competitive marketplace, where they have more choices than ever – from lower-price supercenters, upscale food stores, club stores and ethnic markets to the plethora of other retailers increasingly offering wider selections of food and beverage products. This deal will enable us to deliver higher quality products, better service and lower prices to more shoppers in the communities we serve.

      If you have additional concerns that you’d like to discuss please feel free to reach out to me directly. My email is christine.wilcox@albertsons.com, and my phone is 208.395.4163. Thanks, Christine — VP, Communications & Public Affairs.

  37. luke werner 03/04/2014 at 11:10 pm

    The Cortez, Colorado Safeway is one of the most grossly mismanaged grocery stores I have ever been in. They do a fraction of the business the nearby Walmart and City Market (Krogger), the store has no self serve lanes and never has more than one register open, the regional management scolds and belittles employees in front of customers..and the local managers will walk past a line of customers and assure them the will TRY to find someone to open another register (god forbid a manager open a register themselves), there are huge gaps of missing product all the time…it looks like stores in the old Soviet Union at times.
    In the deli merchandiser Susan (last name unkn) makes clerks take inventory before helping waiting guests, and makes guests wait while she chews them out publicly, name calling “you idiot” she called one poor clerk last week.
    No one in our town does regular shopping there, just the few things the other stores dont carry like French sparkling lemonaide, and ham off the bone from the deli.

    Your deli would be better without Susan, she is not there all the time, but when she is the place starts to suck…she served me without a hairnet, and didnt was her hands after moving a garbage can…yuck! She is some regional bigwig, and she needs to be trained in guest service and BASIC sanitation.

    • Customer Care Customer Care 08/04/2014 at 10:37 am

      Thanks for reaching out to us with your concerns about the sanitation in that Safeway store, however we are still currently competitors with Safeway and all of their other stores. Luke, to get your concerns addressed you would need to contact the Safeway Customer Care Line. For your convenience I have the phone number for you and it is 1-877-723-3929. I hope this helps and let us know if we can do anything else for you. ~Wayne

  38. John 04/04/2014 at 10:23 pm

    I’m satisfied with keeping things as they are when it comes to the names, but lately I have seen dramatic price increases by Safeway stores. Before, they were fairly competitive with Walmart, but now I fear that no merger can compete now that Walmart is opening supermarkets alone in California. Any idea how this will effect Safeway and Albertsons (which have closed it’s doors in Sacramento)???

    • Customer Care Customer Care 05/04/2014 at 3:52 am

      Hello, John. The transaction is not yet complete, but together, Albertsons and Safeway will be able to deliver higher quality, better service and lower prices to shoppers – and we think that will drive more traffic in all of our stores. In fact, we expect the cost savings from this deal will enable Safeway and Albertsons to make a strong investment in reducing prices for customers in stores across the country. Right now, we are focused on building a stronger organization that can better meet the demands of our customers in a highly competitive marketplace. After closing, pending customary approvals, we will be able to deliver the best products to more customers at lower prices, faster and more efficiently than ever before. I hope this information helps answer your question. Thanks for stopping by. ~Stephanie

  39. Denise 07/04/2014 at 3:48 am

    I am concerned for my Vons/Pavillions in Huntington Beach and Westminster California. I really love both of them and enjoy going to Pavillons for a much larger selection than Vons or Albertsons offers on occassion. I also have become very adept at the Vons Just For U program and find that the special offerings and coupons offered to me digitally every week is one of the best savings programs out there. I can’t help but wonder since Albertsons did away with their loyalty cards etc. a while back in our area that this program will eventually go away.

    I truly hope this is not the case because it is one of the more innovative and personalized programs I have ever experienced and I actually feel like Vons is assisting me in saving (if you take the time to really go over all the savings online or on the APP), more than I have ever been able to do on my own through coupons etc. Bein on disability for the past 2 years this has been truly a life saver for my family. I also LOVE the customer service at both of their stores. I hope that they will remain open, both of them. Some of the employees I have known for over 15 years. With that said, there are times when I shop at the Albertsons in Westminster CA too. Unlike what others have mentioned, this store has no bad odor, the bakery and deli is very clearn and well run and the service is excellent. I know the checkers and they know me on a first name basis as I have taken the time to get to know them. I was really surprised to hear what others are saying about Albertsons. I have never had a bad experience at any of them especially the Westminster store which is very popular.
    Just thought I would mention that for those who are concerned that all Albertsons are unfriendly etc.

    I still shop at Vons more because of the Just for U savings and do find Albertsons more expensive (exceptionally more and can only hope that what this press release states is true that you will be working to lower the costs all around. I would be very upset to see Vons have price increases up to what Albertsons is and taking away the Just for U program. That would be very unfortunate.

    • Customer Care Customer Care 07/04/2014 at 1:11 pm

      Thank you for your kind words about both companies, Denise. We know there are programs and services Safeway has developed that customers love, and for now, we have no current plans to change them. We will always strive to make the right decision for the marketplace and its customers, whether it’s the products we carry or the services we offer. We continue to be competitors until the transaction receives customary government and regulatory approvals. Together, Albertsons and Safeway will be able to deliver higher quality products, better service and lower prices to customers in the communities we serve. Have a great week! ~Wayne

  40. Kathy 07/04/2014 at 3:52 pm

    I shopped in Mesa AZ at the Safeway on Val Vista and prefer the store. I hope when they merge prices will be reasonable. I am now in Albuquerque NM. There are no Safeway stores here and I was very disappointed. There are Albertsons near me and I hope it will be as good as the ones in AZ.

    • Customer Care Customer Care 07/04/2014 at 9:31 pm

      Hey there, Kathy. A lot has changed at our company since then, especially in regard to pricing. That said, the Safeway team has done an outstanding job in positioning their core business for success by investing in stores and innovative strategic marketing programs. Building on that momentum and Albertsons’ strong track record of success, we expect the cost-savings that result from this deal will enable us to make a strong investment in improving our stores and lowering prices across a wide range of products. Have a good night! ~Cindy

  41. Bill 07/04/2014 at 4:28 pm

    I was wondering, with this merger, is this going to mean regular employees are going to go back to full-time status? I worked for Albertson’s until they pulled out of N. California in ’04. They were a great company to work for. It seems after the recession hit that all grocery workers (I was in pharmacy) with the exception of mgrs were lowered to 24 hrs to just keep benefits. Should the merger of these 2 big corporations ease that, or is it business as usual??

    • Customer Care Customer Care 09/04/2014 at 8:24 am

      Hello, Bill. Thank you for the compliment about our company – we certainly strive to be a great employer.

      It’s too soon to speculate how this transaction may influence anything with regard to the industry. It’s still subject to customary regulatory approvals, and we are very early in the process, so for now it’s business as usual. have a great day! ~Cindy

  42. Karen Lewis 10/04/2014 at 10:32 am

    I am delighted about Albertson’s and Safeway making a deal!!! I shop at Albertson’s for meat and produce and their store brand and shop at Safeway for the wonderful bakery and store brand. Please, please put Safeway bakeries in all Albertson’s stores. Then all will be perfect and I won’t have to go to two stores.

    Thank you!

    • Customer Care Customer Care 13/04/2014 at 10:59 am

      Thank you for your kind words, Karen! We understand the affinity that customers have for their private labels and our goal is to enhance selection, not shrink it. Safeway has a strong reputation for innovation in private labels that will benefit our customers. We expect there to be significant opportunities to reduce our private label costs and offer even greater value to our customers. This transaction is about adapting to better serve our customers changing shopping habits and preferences while implementing operational best practices to compete more effectively in a dynamic marketplace. We hope this information helps! ~Marie

  43. Jim 10/04/2014 at 4:25 pm

    For years, I was a “most loyal” customer of Lucky and then Albertsons. Make that fiercely loyal. I try not to shop at Albertsons anymore and have sent a few emails to management as to why. Pricing. No not high prices, but pricing policies. Several times I have found that buying two of a smaller size (8 oz for example) is quite a bit cheaper than buying one larger size (16 oz for example) – and for store brands, too! Not too smart. Also, the “buy one get a 2nd one for half price” appears to resemble a scam. Several times I have seen the “buy one price” increased quite a bit for the so-called sale. Store staff tells me that they don’t set the price (locally), but that it’s still a good deal. The single price goes up for the sale, and then back down. Isn’t this deceptive? So . . . unless things change, I will mostly stay away from Albertsons, and likely Vons. Unless things change.

    • Customer Care Customer Care 13/04/2014 at 11:15 am

      Thank you for your feedback, Jim. We really think this combination will enable Albertsons and Safeway to better deliver more of what shoppers want in a world where they have more choices than ever. We’re committed to making significant strategic investments in improving operations and lowering prices in all of our stores to better compete in today’s marketplace. In fact, we expect the cost savings from this deal will enable Safeway and Albertsons to deliver price reductions across a range of products in stores across the country. Beyond that, we think the synergies that will result from this transaction will translate into additional benefits for shoppers in the communities we serve, in the form of fresher produce, enhanced product offerings, best-in-class customer service, refurbished stores, and an overall improved shopping experience. Thank you for posting and have wonderful day! ~Marie

  44. Lynn 11/04/2014 at 7:40 pm

    I have a nice, non-smelly Albertson’s near me and must drive a couple of miles further to go to Safeway. I like Safeway better. Local Albertson’s stores have been closing all over the Portland-Vancouver area. Hopefully the new management won’t run the Safeway stores into the ground, too.

  45. Katie 14/04/2014 at 12:00 pm

    I have to say, I’m not a fan… Albertson’s seems to have a policy to acquire grocery chains in markets they can’t hack it in… First United/MarketStreet, now Safeway… I rarely shop in your store because you are more expensive (in my area) than even Safeway (Tom Thumb, which is where I shop) and your shelves are rarely completely stocked (there are two Albertsons in my shopping area and everytime I go in there there are whole aisles of shelves completely bare (not just sold out of particular items bare or changing out seasonal items bare)) or have closed completely… if this is what I can expect with the merger, then I will be taking my business elsewhere… surely you can’t acquire Kroger (which I hate to go into, but will, because they are always crowded and dirty in my area) too or even Walmart (which I don’t touch with a ten-foot pole)… I like Tom Thumb the way it is, thanks.

  46. Camill 14/04/2014 at 3:50 pm

    Both stores are great! I like Safeway and Albertsons, but how does this impact store mangers? Has both companies implemented development methods to prepare their mangers for a merge? If, so how?

    • Customer Care Customer Care 22/04/2014 at 9:59 am

      Hello, Camill. The transaction is still subject to customary closing conditions and regulatory review, so right now, we are focused on building a stronger organization that can better meet the demands of our customers in a highly competitive marketplace. We’re taking a look at all of our operations with the goal of growing our business in mind. For additional info, feel free to visit: http://www.albertsons.com/tellmemore/ . Have a good day! ~Cindy

  47. nunda 14/04/2014 at 6:54 pm

    i live in hawaii and safeway has organic stuff. will you keep it. if not people over here plan on bocoughting albertsons and shopping at wholefoods instead. people only buy organic foods from safeway over here nothing else.

  48. Travis 21/04/2014 at 2:53 pm

    Where is the corproate location going to be located as Albertsons is located in Boise, ID and Safeway is located in Pleasanton, CA?

    • Customer Care Customer Care 24/04/2014 at 6:37 am

      Hey there, Travis. For now, the transaction is still subject to customary government and regulatory approvals, and we are still competitors, so it’s business as usual until the transaction closes. For more information feel free to visit:www.albertsons.com/tellmemore/. Have a good day! ~Cindy

  49. John 28/04/2014 at 3:28 pm

    Hey Christine, I heard that all of the Tom Thumb locations in the north Texas area will be turning into Albertsons. Will this be true?

    • Customer Care Customer Care 29/04/2014 at 6:49 am

      Hello, John. Safeway is an outstanding organization that has great brands. While the transaction is still subject to customary regulatory approvals, we have no plans to change Safeway banners.

      Thank You,

      Cindy D

  50. Patty 29/04/2014 at 10:51 am

    I like both Safeway and Albertsons in my area (Aurora/Centennial, CO). I don’t like King Soopers at all because it is always so crowded and crazy. Although I would like to see more business for the Safeway and Albertson’s stores in my area, I don’t want them to turn into the unpleasant shopping experience King Soopers is.

    • Customer Care Customer Care 29/04/2014 at 3:22 pm

      Thank you for the kind words, Patty! Together, Albertsons and Safeway will be able to deliver higher quality, better service and lower prices to shoppers – and we think that will drive more traffic in all of our stores. In fact, we expect the cost savings from this deal will enable Safeway and Albertsons to make a strong investment in reducing prices for customers in stores across the country. Right now, we are focused on building a stronger organization that can better meet the demands of our customers in a highly competitive marketplace. After closing, pending customary approvals, we will be able to deliver the best products to more customers at lower prices, faster and more efficiently than ever before. Thank you for posting and have a great day! ~Marie

  51. Christi 30/04/2014 at 12:18 pm

    I just wanted to say that I feel this merger is going to be a positive experience for both Safeway and Albertsons customers. I have always chosen Albertsons over Safeway here in AZ due to their wide product selection and friendly customer service. Both stores have wonderful qualities about them and hopefully the merger will allow both stores to grow in a positive direction.

  52. Dorothy M Dickey 06/05/2014 at 11:32 am

    I shop at both stores depending where I am. I love the sales Albertsons has and the friendly people… their prices are not always higher than Safeways just have to know your prices..

    Safeway has always been expensive but I live in the country and Safeway is the closest store to us so, I really need to pay attention to pricing.

    I am hoping for better prices with this merger.

  53. Linda P 08/05/2014 at 6:08 pm

    I love Albertsons and the one I live by which is College and Horizon in Henderson Nevada has the best Managers,Director, And staff. They are all friendly and always show you where to find what you are looking for. The store is clean and the Produce manager Brian Penn has the greatest produce and is on top of his department. He is always saying hello to his customers. Great Job Albertsons

    • Customer Care Customer Care 09/05/2014 at 2:33 am

      Hello, Linda. Thank you for taking the time to contact us with your comments about your local Albertsons store. We appreciate all feedback and are thrilled that you are so pleased with your experience. We will be sure that your comments are forwarded to the Store Director and the District Manager so that everyone is aware of how satisfied you are with the store. ~Stephanie

  54. Jenilee 09/05/2014 at 10:34 pm

    Oh my… This was disturbing news for my family and I. We shop at both of our local Albertsons and Safeway but for much different reasons.
    I adore my local Safeway because it’s clean, roomy and I have come to know many of the employees on a first name basis. The prices are higher than other big name stores but I enjoy the savings I receive by using my club card and Just 4 U savings online. In fact, I feel like I’m an extreme coupon-er when I watch the prices fall like a rock.
    I shop at Albertson’s because it’s location is just a bit easier to get to and from and my family also knows many employees on a first name basis. The prices are higher than Safeway but it’s the ONLY store in my city I will buy fresh meat. I trust the quality, service and prices.
    I have a WINCO, Grocery Outlet and Wal-Mart very close to my house, but I choose to shop Albertons and Safeway as often as possible. I have even ‘converted’ my fiance into a loyal customer.
    I am so uncomfortable and leery about this merger. I am not convinced that stores will not close or that employees, such as the ones I have enjoyed for so many years, will not lose their jobs. I suspect quality, service and prices will not be favorable to the customers or employees.

    • Customer Care Customer Care 11/05/2014 at 8:00 am

      Thank you for taking the time to share your concerns with us, Jenilee. In many cases involving sales to competitors, the FTC requires some stores to be sold to other grocers in order to maintain competition. And the FTC investigation will determine whether that is necessary here. From our point of view, this transaction will enable both Albertson’s and Safeway to better meet the demands of shoppers in a highly competitive marketplace, where they have more choices than ever – from lower-price supercenters, upscale food stores, club stores and ethnic markets to the plethora of other retailers increasingly offering wider selections of food and beverage products. This deal will enable us to deliver higher quality, better service and lower prices to more shoppers in the communities we serve. Please be assured that we take all customer feedback very seriously and we will be sure to keep it in mind as we move forward. We hope you have a good rest of the day. ~Kimberly

  55. Richard 13/05/2014 at 2:17 pm

    Is there the possibility the albertons/safeway merger will alter Safeway’s current employee grooming policies? The thing I hate about my job most at Safeway is having to shave EVERY SINGLE day or face disciplinary action. I don’t think any customer really cares if I have stubble or a beard or not.

    • Customer Care Customer Care 14/05/2014 at 6:57 am

      Hi there, Richard. The transaction is still subject to customary regulatory approvals, so for now it’s business as usual.. Thanks for stopping by. ~Cindy

  56. Paul 21/05/2014 at 10:21 am

    Are the Safeway corporate offices in Phoenix and Pleasanton going to be closed and relocated to Idaho?

    • Customer Care Customer Care 22/05/2014 at 6:57 am

      Hey there, Paul. The transaction is still subject to customary regulatory approvals, so for now it’s business as usual. Thanks for stopping by, and have a good day! ~Cindy

  57. MJ 24/05/2014 at 6:07 pm

    I’m sorry to hear this! We have an Albertsons that is very close to our house. I would rather drive the extra 2 or 3 miles to Safeway. The store is clean and nice. The prices are usually the same or lower. And the store doesn’t have that smell which I have seen others mentioning in their comments. Safeway brands (Safeway Select, artisan, Lucerne) are as good or better than national brands in most cases. The produce is always wonderful, and meat is always fresh. The floral department is great. The employees are friendly and helpful. I can’t say the same for Albertsons on any of these points.

    • Customer Care Customer Care 26/06/2014 at 3:40 pm

      We welcome and appreciate your feedback on your experiences with Albertsons, MJ. I’m going to have your comments about the overall environment of the store, the pricing, the associates, the product quality, and your thoughts on the Safeway brands reviewed. We have a lot of respect for Safeway and we look forward to winning you over in the near future. ~Shasta

  58. Janie Gunter 25/05/2014 at 7:45 pm

    I am sadden by this merger. I was in Southern California when Lucky’s and Albertson’s merged. So sad to loose Lucky’s. Albertson closed the Lucky’s stores in our town and we just had Albertson’s. Not a store I care to shop at. Now we are going to loose our Safeway (Randall’s). For us that shop at Safeway/Randalls this is a step down in quality. I guess I will find another store.

    • Customer Care Customer Care 25/05/2014 at 9:05 pm

      Hello, Janie. We’re sorry to hear that you feel this way, and appreciate your feedback. We’ve made sure to share your comments with our teams. Have a good night. ~Cindy

  59. Neil Smyers 27/05/2014 at 10:45 am

    I agree about the comments that ALBERTSON has a bad smell. The store is on REEMS and GRAND in SURPRISE AZ. I shop only packaged food there, and no meats. My meats come from SAFEWAY. Clean and fresh!
    If asked, SAFEWAY will cut small portions of meat for single people. Customer Service, that’s the name of the game!

    • Customer Care Customer Care 27/05/2014 at 5:40 pm

      We appreciate your feedback, Neil. I will get your comments over to the Store Director so that we can improve the freshness of the meats and the overall environment and service of the store. Please let me know if you would like follow up on this and I will make that happen. I hope you enjoy the rest of your day. ~Shasta

  60. Robert Carey 27/05/2014 at 5:22 pm

    When will the change at Vons in Grover beach happening? I don’t care for Albertsons the prices are too high!

    • Customer Care Customer Care 03/06/2014 at 5:30 pm

      Hi Robert. We appreciate your support of your local Von’s and understand why you love shopping with them. Safeway is an outstanding organization and they’ve developed some fantastic customer programs. While the transaction is still subject to customary closing conditions and regulatory approvals, we think this deal will enable Albertsons and Safeway to deliver higher quality products, better service and lower prices to more shoppers, so in the long run, it will be great for everyone. If you have an issue with a specific store that you’ve shopped recently, we’d like the chance to resolve it. ~Zachary

  61. Art Collins 28/05/2014 at 2:25 pm

    Wondering when the whole deal expected to be completed

    • Customer Care Customer Care 28/05/2014 at 3:18 pm

      Good question, Art. We expect that the transaction will close as soon as we have the required clearances, which should be in the fourth quarter of 2014. The transaction is subject to customary closing conditions and regulatory approval. I hope this helps answer your question! ~Zachary

  62. Trish 01/06/2014 at 9:57 pm

    I live in Boise Idaho and there are no Safeways, I moved here from Wa. Anyway my question is, I receive a gift card every Christmas from my local union, to use at Safeway, can I now use them at Albertson’s??

    • Customer Care Customer Care 02/06/2014 at 9:37 am

      Hello, Trish. The transaction is still subject to customary regulatory approvals, so for now it’s business as usual. With that said, you would need to use the gift card at a Safeway location. Have a good day. ~Cindy

  63. Lorri 06/06/2014 at 3:03 pm

    As a transplant from Lubbock, TX to San Diego, CA, I’d sure love to see Albertson’s (in any of its forms or stores, including Von’s, once the merger is complete) adopt the United Supermarkets Market Street methodology. Market Street has by far the best shopping experience, prepared food variety & quality and overall selection I have experienced nearly anywhere. I have been quite disappointed that no Southern California grocery chain (that I’ve found) offers anything comparable. The Market Street format, and others like it in Texas (offered e.g. by HEB in their Central Markets), are far more customer oriented, and the shopping experience greatly enjoyable. If such a format can draw shoppers in Lubbock and West Texas away from Super WalMart despite the price differentials, and enjoy historically strong growth over the past 10 years, surely there is a place for this concept in California. Superior bakery, prepared foods of nearly every stripe, in-store smoked fish, etc. at competitive prices would be a VERY welcome addition here, and a competitive advantage in an area where there are many grocery stores to choose from, but not much to differentiate them.

    • Customer Care Customer Care 07/06/2014 at 1:53 am

      Thank you for the feedback, Lorri. We strive to provide the best shopping experience we can for all our customers. We will forward your comments about the Market Street format to the appropriate parties for review. ~Victor

  64. Jennifer Kayle 10/06/2014 at 11:54 am

    Christine,

    I live in the Phoenix area and currently shop in both Safeway and Albertsons. Will these stores remain separate once the merger is finalized?

    • Customer Care Customer Care 10/06/2014 at 4:26 pm

      Great question, Jennifer. In many cases involving sales to competitors, the FTC requires some stores to be sold to other grocers in order to maintain competition. And the FTC investigation will determine whether that is necessary here. From our point of view, this transaction will enable both Albertson’s and Safeway to better meet the demands of shoppers in a highly competitive marketplace, where they have more choices than ever – from lower-price supercenters, upscale food stores, club stores and ethnic markets to the plethora of other retailers increasingly offering wider selections of food and beverage products. This deal will enable us to deliver higher quality, better service and lower prices to more shoppers in the communities we serve. ~Marie

  65. Chris 11/06/2014 at 12:32 am

    I love albertsons they lower the prices cheaper than Kroger and Von’s stater brothers sucks they have no selection and is kinda ghetto. Walmart is ghetto. Albertsons meat is top of the line

  66. Chris 11/06/2014 at 12:35 am

    Bottom line will be a life long albertsons shopper and I’m only 31!!!!!!!!

  67. Kathy 11/06/2014 at 10:12 am

    I have been a loyal Safeway shopper for many years. Since the merger I have not noticed lower prices. In fact, my grocery bill is getting higher. Safeway always offered amazing sales on their meat. The last month there have been so few sales on meat. Feeding a family of 5 is challenging and I am a “sale shopper” and build my menu around the sales. I am sad to say that if this continues I will need to consider another source for my groceries. I think there was one sale in the produce department and it was for red peppers. Last week was similar. If I want breakfast sausage every night for dinner, as it’s the meat that is on sale, then we’re good. The only other sale on meat is $9.99 lb. for rib steaks. So far I am disappointed in this merger. I have rarely shopped Albertson’s because I don’t like their meat department and I think their prices are high.

    • Customer Care Customer Care 11/06/2014 at 3:26 pm

      Thank you for your feedback, Kathy. The transaction has not closed yet, but is expected to close as soon as we have the required clearances. We expect it to close in the fourth quarter of 2014. The transaction is subject to customary closing conditions and regulatory approval. We really think this combination will enable Albertsons and Safeway to better deliver more of what shoppers want in a world where they have more choices than ever. We’re committed to making significant strategic investments in improving operations and lowering prices in all of our stores to better compete in today’s marketplace. In fact, we expect the cost savings from this deal will enable Safeway and Albertsons to deliver price reductions across a range of products in stores across the country. Beyond that, we think the synergies that will result from this transaction will translate into additional benefits for shoppers in the communities we serve, in the form of fresher produce, enhanced product offerings, best-in-class customer service, refurbished stores, and an overall improved shopping experience. Thank you for sharing your thoughts and I hope you have a great day. ~Marie

  68. Keven 11/06/2014 at 5:20 pm

    Do you know when you will know if Albertsons or Safeway will change their names? Do you think that they will remain under different banners?

    • Customer Care Customer Care 11/06/2014 at 11:37 pm

      Great questions, Kevin. The transaction is expected to close as soon as we have the required clearances, and we expect it to close in the fourth quarter of 2014. The transaction is subject to customary closing conditions and regulatory approval. We will work closely with the relevant regulatory bodies, including the FTC, to move the process along in a timely manner. For more info feel free to check out: http://www.albertsons.com/tellmemore/. Have a good night. ~Cindy

  69. Norma 14/06/2014 at 3:32 pm

    THe Albertson store is dirty and sometimes smells. The Safeway store should train Albertsons how to keep a clean store ,without odors and how to treat a customer. the area i am talking about is Lewiston idaho

    • Customer Care Customer Care 14/06/2014 at 7:20 pm

      Thank you for letting us know that your Albertsons store in Lewiston, ID needs improvement in its cleanliness, smell, and customer service. I have shared your comments with the Store Director. Have a good rest of your weekend, Norma. ~Marie

  70. Michael 15/06/2014 at 2:44 pm

    My absolutely FAVORITE thing about Albertsons vs Safeway (well, most grocery stores really) is that you are not required to have a loyalty card to get discounts. Where I live there is an Albertsons and a Safeway on the same corner. I’m realistic, I know it makes no sense for a company to operate two stores at the same intersection. My only hope is this: regardless of what name is on the front of the building, please please PLEASE keep the no-loyalty card system that Albertsons has in place. Oh…and the red velvet muffins, keep those too.

    • Customer Care Customer Care 15/06/2014 at 4:33 pm

      Thanks for the positive words about Albertsons, Michael! While it’s too soon to make marketing decisions of that nature, we understand that customers develop affinities for brands and names. We always strive to make the right decision for the marketplace and its customers, whether it’s the products we carry, the services we offer, or the name on the building. Right now, we are focused on building a stronger organization that can better meet the demands of our customers in a highly competitive marketplace. After closing, pending customary approvals, we will be able to deliver the best products to more customers at lower prices, faster and more efficiently than ever before. Thank you for stopping by and have a great week! ~Marie

  71. Karla 16/06/2014 at 3:27 pm

    You are closing the store closet to me( in Glendale Az.) Safeway store for me this is inconvenient as I do not have private transportation are you planning on reopening it as Albertson’s?

    • Customer Care Customer Care 16/06/2014 at 11:52 pm

      Hello, Karla. For now, the transaction is still subject to customary government and regulatory approvals, and we are still competitors, so it’s business as usual until the transaction closes. ~Cindy

  72. Keven 17/06/2014 at 4:34 pm

    When you say fourth quarter, are you referring to fiscal year or calendar year?

    • Customer Care Customer Care 18/06/2014 at 5:33 pm

      Hi Keven, The transaction is expected to close as soon as we have the required clearances, which we anticipate will be fourth quarter of fiscal 2014. The transaction is subject to customary closing conditions and regulatory approval. We will work closely with the relevant regulatory bodies, including the FTC, to move the process along in a timely manner. ~Shasta

  73. Anthony 25/06/2014 at 11:07 am

    At what point will Albertson’s Gift Cards be accepted at Safeway’s Banner Stores?

    • Customer Care Customer Care 25/06/2014 at 3:30 pm

      For now, Anthony, the transaction is still subject to customary government and regulatory approvals, and we are still competitors. It’s business as usual for both companies until the transaction closes and too soon to speculate about specific programs. We expect the transaction to close in the fourth quarter (late 2014/early 2015). Thanks for the question and we hope you have a good rest of your day. ~Kimberly

  74. Lilian Bruce 26/06/2014 at 12:13 am

    What is the new stock symbol, after the merger?
    I would love to buy the stocks

    • Christine Christine 26/06/2014 at 10:20 am

      Hi Lilian, Albertson’s LLC is a private company and not publicly traded. AB Acquisition, which is the parent company of Albertson’s LLC and New Albertson’s, Inc., and controlled by a Cerberus-led investor group, will acquire all outstanding shares of Safeway. Safeway shareholders will receive $32.50 per share in cash. In addition, Safeway will provide shareholders with pro-rata distribution of net proceeds from the sale of PDC and Casa Ley. Safeway also plans to distribute its ownership in Blackhawk to shareholders. The transaction is still subject to customary closing conditions and regulatory approval; however, we anticipate that it will close sometime in the fourth quarter of this year. Thanks for your question! Best, Chris

  75. Kay 02/07/2014 at 12:07 pm

    Hello! I know that nothing can change till after the merger is in place and in affect and even at this it will take a bit longer for decisions to be made. What I am hoping for after the merger and all is settled that will take place is for Albertsons to rid of the just-4-you program on the net. I experienced it is inconvenient and it is not fair to those who do not own or have a computer, for they lose out on the real bargains. I also find that some of the bargains are not in the Yakima Safeway paper and only on the Safeway cite. I find also these old people can not stand at the computer for hours to register let alone click on the just 4 you coupons. I feel it is discriminating say the least. I also feel put all sales in the adds not just certain sales. Also to leave those who want this time consuming shore to those who have 2 hours to spend on the internet. For me I quit this program it takes to long and not fair to those who do not have or can not afford a computer let alone the net. Hope after the merger this will be fair to all poor and rich, not just the rich. Also Toppenish Wa Safeway does not keep all their products that are on sale in the paper on the shelf for ones convenient. I myself love Albertsons in Yakima it is Fresh, friendly and clean. Great meat counter, I shop Albertson, nice way they handle customers. Love the way the do their coupons, for they are for everyone rich or poor.

    • Customer Care Customer Care 03/07/2014 at 8:47 am

      Hi Kay. We really appreciate your kind words about our store in Yakima. I’m happy to hear that you’re being taken care of. In relation to your concerns on the Just 4 You Coupon program, we appreciate your feedback. Since the transaction is still subject to regulatory and government approvals, we haven’t yet made any decisions on programs, however, together, Albertsons and Safeway will be able to deliver higher quality, better service and lower prices to shoppers – and we think that will drive more traffic in all of our stores. In fact, we expect the cost savings from this deal will enable Safeway and Albertsons to deliver price reductions to customers in stores across the country. If you have any other concerns for me, please let me know. ~Shasta

  76. TW Harris 02/07/2014 at 12:14 pm

    We have been independent (owner operator) refrigerated carriers of produce and other fresh or frozen products for Safeway for many years and have enjoyed the relationship. We have also transported products for Albertsons—, and of the two; I must say that we always had a Much better experience in making deliveries at the receiving centers of Safeway than Albertsons receiving centers.
    I do hope that the Safeway bulk warehouses, fresh, dry, and frozen—, Do Not adopt the ill practices of Albertsons.
    TWH

    A Question, Please:
    I forgot to put my question(s) into the previous ‘comment’. Sorry, aboot my omission.
    Will all the Safeway Receiving Centers continue to be operated as before: Retaining all original management/employees and with the same receiving/shipping protocols?
    Also, will Safeway’s previously owned, ‘Raw product processing & Freezer centers (receiving/shipping) be kept as over the past years?
    As you may have already surmised; our Refrigerated transport equipment has not been available to Safeway (?) since culminating last years fruit harvest, so we are not aware of the present shipping/receiving procedures. However, we are looking forward to this years, soon coming, fruit harvest–, and again working with Safeway/Albertsons trucking centers.
    Do be Well and of Good Spirit.
    TWH

  77. Mrs. TWH 02/07/2014 at 5:09 pm

    TW leaves out a lot sometimes. I believe, that a note of “Thanks” is due to Albertsons for the increase in our Safeway share value, plus the nice dividend.
    We have been acquiring SWY shares for years and do appreciate Albertsons buy-out. (Windfall LOL)
    Of 160K+ shares, we sold only half to up-grade our trucks and refrigerated equipment. And, AMEN! AT LAST!!! ‘Go See the World’. At least the ‘Safe’ parts of it.
    It is such a Shame that Politicians/Banks and Religious Zealots hurt sooo many people and destroy so many beautiful parts of our World.
    Again, Thanks, from all of us.
    Mrs. TWH

  78. connie v 03/07/2014 at 8:44 pm

    North Texas Safeway warehouse questions:
    1. will safeway warehouses merge with albertson warehouses, or do you expect they will continue business as usual after the merger?
    2. how will the merger affect safeway Vested employees? will they be offered retirement incentives or “strongly encouraged to retire”?
    3. If layoffs are coming, will there be severence packages offerred? thank you for your honest responses in advance.

    • Customer Care Customer Care 05/07/2014 at 9:05 am

      Hello, Connie. The transaction between Albertsons and Safeway is still undergoing customary government approvals, as such, it will be business as usual. We currently do not have any further information to disclose at this time. You can visit http://www.albertsons.com/tellmemore/ for more information about the merger. ~Victor

  79. RJ 08/07/2014 at 2:52 am

    WILL SAFEWAY SELECT ITEMS AND O ORGANICS BE SOLD AT JEWEL OSCO AFTER THE MERGER IS COMPLETED I HATED TO SEE THEM GO WHEN DOMINICKS WAS CLOSED DOWN THEY WERE ALL DELICIOUS!

    • Customer Care Customer Care 09/07/2014 at 3:43 am

      Great question, Rj. While it’s too soon to make marketing decisions of that nature, we understand that customers develop affinities for brands and names. We always strive to make the right decision for the marketplace and its customers, whether it’s the products we carry, the services we offer, or the name on the building. Please visit the FAQ on our website at http://www.albertsons.com/tellmemore/ to learn more. Have a wonderful day. ~Cindy

  80. ASAHEL RESÉNDIZ SORIA 12/07/2014 at 4:03 am

    Soy cajero de casa ley, me interesa saber si va ah ver algún cambio ya que casa ley le corresponde en un 49% a safeway, pero safeway solo nos pone en venta muy pocos productos de su marca, me gustaría que ustedes mejoraran nuestras tiendas, por favor envíame información de eso,ahora que ya se concreto la venta o fusión, este es mi numero por si acaso movistar celular 6531316518

    • Customer Care Customer Care 15/07/2014 at 12:17 pm

      Gracias por sus preguntas, Asahel. La información sobre Casa Ley está incluida en el comunicado de prensa que se puede encontrar por este medio: http://www.albertsons.com/tellmemore/. Espero que esta información le haya contestado cualquier pregunta que usted tuvo. Gracias por visitarnos y que tenga una buena semana. ~Marie

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