Albertsons Companies news

07 March 2017
With several major retailers recently reporting quarterly results recently, including Walmart, Kroger and Costco, we look at the five key themes shaping their performances.  1. Deflation making its impact on growth rates Growth rates across the grocery retail market have slowed significantly over the last year. While the factors behind this are often complex and relative to each individual ...
11 January 2017
Seven grocery ecommerce retailers are set to take part in a pilot program which will enable SNAP (food stamps) participants to purchase their groceries online. Pilot launched with goal of building national program The US Department of Agriculture (USDA) announced that seven retailers will participate in the two-year program which will launch this summer, including Amazon, Fresh Direct and S...
03 November 2016
We review the latest news from Target, Safeway and Kroger and what it means for their suppliers. Target: Progress made but reinvention taking longer than initially planned Target’s Anne Dament is leaving the business this month. She originally joined the retailer last year to lead the reinvention of its food offer. While the retailer has made significant progress in this area, as demonstr...
27 October 2016
With deflationary trends in several key categories, Albertsons’ identical store sales were flat in the second quarter. Focused on driving store traffic and volumes Albertsons is not alone in seeing sales growth impacted by deflation. The retailer noted that deflation in certain commodities, such as beef and eggs, held back its performance in Q2, although it continued to gain food market sh...
20 October 2016
We look at the some of the key headlines from the US this week including new ecommerce initiatives, store remodels and new product development. Grocery ecommerce in accelerated roll-out mode This year the US grocery market has moved quickly from testing grocery ecommerce to a broader roll-out program. Although several retailers have had a presence in the channel for many years, including A...
23 September 2016
Albertsons is rolling out a grocery ecommerce service across a number of its banners and markets. Launching the service in a number of key markets Albertsons is partnering with MyWebGrocer to offer the service across a number of its banners including Jewel-Osco, Shaw’s, United, ACME Market and Star Market. Working with MyWebGrocer will enable the retailer to ramp up the launch of click and...
21 July 2016
We've been out in California to review three new store formats from Whole Foods Market, Aldi and Target which have launched in the market over recent months. In this first of three features, we provide our perspectives on Aldi Food Market. Aldi Food Market: the California adventure begins With Aldi aiming to have 2,000 stores up and running in the US by 2018, coincidentally when Lidl is s...
21 June 2016
New store formats from Safeway and Hannaford are the latest to launch in the US as retailers shift their emphasis towards natural and organic ranges and prepared foods. Safeway banner launches in Florida The first Safeway store has opened in Orlando, Florida, marking the entry of the banner into the state for the very first time. The retailer, which is now part of Albertsons, has opened i...
16 May 2016
As Albertsons reports its fourth quarter sales, we take a look at how it’s been driving growth at Safeway during its first year of ownership. Identical store sales growth accelerated through 2015 Albertsons acquired Safeway in January last year, more than doubling the scale of the business. While Safeway had been delivering solid results prior to its acquisition, under Albertsons’ ownership...
04 April 2016
We look at the key reasons why Albertsons is launching a new private label, Signature, across its store estate. Signature as an umbrella brand The new Signature brand will be launched across Albertsons’ almost 3,000 store strong estate and all 18 banners. Covering almost 4,000 items, the Signature umbrella brand will be a multi-category brand covering fresh, grocery and consumable product ...