Albertsons Companies, Inc. history, profile and corporate video
Albertsons Companies, Inc. is a food and drug retailer headquartered in Boise, Idaho, United States. It was founded in 1939 when Joe Albertson opens the first Albertsons in Boise, Idaho.
In 1999, Albertsons completed the merger with American Stores company, making it one of the top three grocers in the nation.
In 2004, Albertsons acquired Shaw’s / Star Market.
In 2006, Albertsons LLC was formed from acquiring 660 Albertsons stores, following the divestiture of Albertson’s Inc. to three separate buyers.
Also that year, ACME Markets, Jewel-Osco, Shaws, Star Markets, and the balance of Albertsons stores were sold to SUPERVALU.
In March 2013, Albertsons LLC successfully acquired all of the remaining assets purchased by SUPERVALU in 2006.
In December 2013, Albertsons LLC acquired Lubbock, TX-based United Supermarkets, which operated 50 retail stores under 3 brands: United Supermarket, Market Street and Amigos. Additionally, their United Express Brand had 7 convenience stores and 26 fuel centers.
In 2015, Albertsons completed the merger with Safeway.
In April 2016, the company launched its largest private label brand, Signature.
In May 2017, the company acquired MedCart Specialty Pharmacy, a pharmaceutical and healthcare provider of care services and medication management for patients and physicians addressing complex diseases.
In September 2017, Albertsons Companies acquired Plated, a meal kit service that makes it easy for people to have dinner at home by delivering chef-designed recipes along with fresh, pre-portioned ingredients to customers’ doorsteps.
In November 2017, it invested in El Rancho Supermercado, a Texas-based Latino grocer.
The Albertsons Companies family of stores is comprised of more than 2,200 supermarkets operating under more than 20 well-known banners across 34 states and the District of Columbia.
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- Acme Markets
- Albertsons Market
- Amigos United
- Jewel Osco
- Kings Food Markets
- Lucky Low Prices
- Market Street
- Star Markets
- Tom Thumb
- United Express
- United Supermarkets
Albertsons Companies’ Own Brands are found exclusively in the company’s family of stores, including more than 12,000 products in the portfolio.
- Signature Select, Signature Farms, Signature Care – grocery products
- Organics – USDA certified organic products
- Open Nature – fresh meal solutions
- Signature Cafe – fresh meal solutions
- Lucerne Dairy Farms – dairy products – spanning 20 categories, from milk to cheese to yogurt and more.
- Waterfront Bistro – seafood products
- Signature Reserve – a premium alternative to products in the Signature Select line
- Primo Taglio – meats and cheeses products
- Debi Lilly Design – floral and home décor products
- Value Corner – A cheaper alternative to products in the Signature Select/Lucerne line
- Plated – chef-designed products for shoppers who have a passion for cooking.
The company also operates more than 1,700 in-store pharmacies across the country. With more than 325,000 employees, Albertsons Companies, Inc. is considered one of the largest supermarket chains in North America. According to Forbes, it is considered one of the Top 2000 Largest Public Companies in the World.
*Information from Forbes.com, Wikipedia.org, and www.albertsonscompanies.com.
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