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On March 6, 2014 Albertsons and Safeway officially announced plans to join forces to better serve grocery shoppers in communities across the country.

Working together, Albertsons and Safeway will be able to deliver more of what shoppers want in a world where they have more choices than ever. That means lower prices, fresher produce, a wider selection of products, updated stores and an overall improved shopping experience, on top of the outstanding customer service shoppers have come to expect in our stores.

Until the deal is finalized, you won’t notice any changes in our stores – it’s business as usual and we’re focused on delivering the best for you!

 

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Christine Wilcox, christine.wilcox@albertsons.com | 208.395.4163

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 FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS

Q: Why did Albertsons buy Safeway?
There are a lot of reasons this deal makes sense for customers. But the short answer is that by working together, Albertsons and Safeway will be able to deliver more of what shoppers want in a world where they have more choices than ever. That will benefit you and create a stronger, brighter future for both organizations.

Q: What does this deal mean for Albertsons and Safeway customers?
Until the deal closes, you won’t notice any changes. You can continue to rely on your local store to provide you with the same quality service you have come to know and love.

In the long run, there are great things in store for our customers. Combining some of our operations will significantly reduce costs for Albertsons and Safeway – and we intend to pass those savings along to our customers – which means lower prices. A lower grocery bill, fresher produce, wider variety of products, best-in-class customer service, and great stores – they all add up to a better shopping experience for you!

Q: Is my local store going to close?
We have no intentions of closing any stores as a result of this transaction.

Q: How many stores will the company own and operate once the transaction closes?
Pending regulatory review and approval, this sale 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, making us one of the top employers in the nation.

Q: Will all of the company’s stores eventually operate under a single brand?
No. The new company’s network of more than 2,400 stores will continue to 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 our only plan is to make them even better for you.

Q: When do you expect the transaction to be completed?
The transaction is subject to customary closing conditions and regulatory approvals. We expect it will close in the fourth quarter of this year, as soon as we have the required clearances.

Q: I have more questions that you didn’t cover here. Who can I ask?
You can always call us, email us or talk to us on Facebook or Twitter. We’ll answer what we can.