Albertsons Companies news

18 November 2013
Loyalty and personalisation are at the forefront of retailers’ strategies in Canada, with a number of new initiatives in this space being announced. Sobeys launches its new mobile app This week Sobeys has launched its mobile app. While this has similar functionality to the apps of grocery retailers globally, such as enabling users to browse recipes, discover weekly and seasonal must-try pr...
15 November 2013
Grocery retailers globally continue to channel investment into the development of their fresh food offers. With the goal of driving stronger traffic, improving the store experience, and providing shoppers with inspiration, store formats and concepts are being developed which bring this to life. As a recognised strength for North American retailers, our latest insight presentation, Seven prin...
06 November 2013
Coop Danmark, Denmark’s largest grocery retailer is collaborating with Galleria, a Chicago-based category planning solutions provider. The partnership aims to improve the customer experience, as well as undertake work to automate and optimize Coop Danmark’s merchandising strategy in over 1200 Danish stores. Galleria CEO ‘confident’ of partnership Ian Duncan-Lewis, CEO of Galleria commented “Co...
24 October 2013
The Canadian Competition Bureau has approved Sobeys’ proposed acquisition of Canada Safeway, subject to the divestment of 23 stores. Deal includes grocery stores, distribution centres and manufacturing facilities Sobeys announced in June that it had reached an agreement to acquire all the assets of Canada Safeway in a deal worth $5.8bn. Net of the divestments, Sobeys will acquire 190 stores ...
11 October 2013
Safeway has announced plans to leave the Chicago area market by early 2014, where it operates 72 stores under the Dominick’s banner. Four sites divested to New Albertsons Inc Safeway entered the Chicago market with the acquisition of Dominick’s in 1998. However, since that time the retailer has scaled back its operations from 166 stores to 72 today. Having already started to market its sto...
17 September 2013
Safeway has partnered with Marcela Valladolid, a Food Network host and cookbook author, to develop a new exclusive range of products sold under the Marcela Valladolid brand. Developed to provide an authentic Mexican eating experience The Marcela Valladolid brand consists of a range of products which have been developed to “make it easy for shoppers to bring home a real taste of Mexico.” Doze...
10 September 2013
Albertsons has announced plans to acquire Texas based United Supermarkets LLC. Profile: United Supermarkets Regionally based United currently operates 50 traditional, specialty and Hispanic grocery stores under its United Supermarkets, Market Street and Amigos banners, and seven convenience stores and 26 fuel centres under its United Express banner. United also operates two divisions, R.C. T...
29 August 2013
At IGD, we are keeping an eye on the online grocery channel around the world. Here, we take a closer look at the US market, including latest developments and innovative new retailers to watch. Online grocery is becoming a major priority for US retailers Although it is niche today, technology is empowering shoppers to transact anytime, anywhere, and a growing number of start-ups and tradit...
13 August 2013
Dallas is among the best cities in which to see a broad representation of US retailers, particularly those with a focus on the supermarket format. We take a look at some of the key stores to see in North Dallas. National operators dominate As one of the largest cities in the US , it is an attractive prospect for a large number of retailers, and consequently it is a great city to see a variet...
18 July 2013
Safeway’s second quarter total sales, for the 12 weeks to June 15, declined by 1.6% to $8.7bn, primarily due to lower fuel sales in and the divestment of Genuardi's stores last year. Identical store sales (ex-fuel) increased by 1.2% over the period. Adjusted net income increased by 2.0% to $125.1m. Within these results, the retailer’s Canadian operations, which are to be sold to Sobeys, are ...