Albertsons

Albertsons MarketsAlbertsons Market is a North American grocery company based in Boise, Idaho, with more than 240 supermarkets throughout the United States.

History
In 1939, Joe Albertson and partners L.S. Skaggs and Tom Cuthbert opened their first one-stop shopping market, which they named Albertson’s Food Center, in Boise, Idaho. By 1945, Joe Albertson incorporated the store and expanded it into Montana, Oregon, Utah and Washington, and the company eventually went public.

The Albertson’s chain moved into California in 1964 and purchased Greater All American Markets. It then partnered with Skaggs Drug Centers Inc. to open combination food-and-drug stores — a trend that continued until 1976, when the company started to build what is known today as “Superstores” that carry a broader line of products and services.

Between 1977 and 1979, Albertson’s and Skaggs dissolved their partnership, and Albertson’s began building a warehouse-style store for commercial and public use. It eventually established the first fully mechanized distribution center in Portland and began expanding at a rapid rate, acquiring 74 Jewel Osco food-and-drug stores in Arkansas, Florida, Oklahoma and Texas from American Stores Company in 1992. Seven years later, Albertson’s acquired Salk Lake City-based American Stores Company — which operated 288 combination stores, 514 supermarkets and 783 stand-alone drugstores — for $11.7 billion.

To gain Federal Trade Commission approval, the company agreed to divest 145 stores and four store sites in overlapping markets in California, Nevada and New Mexico. This was believed to be the largest retail-merger divestiture ever.

With everything going well, Albertson’s continued expanding, and in 2004 acquire the Shaw’s and Star Markets chains in New England for $2.5 billion. That year Albertson’s was the second largest operator of grocery stores in the United States, trailing only the Kroger Co. In overall food retailing it also trails Wal-Mart Stores Inc., the leader in that category.

Albertson’s operated more than 2,500 stores in 37 states. The retailing stores include about 1,350 combination food-and-drug stores and some 420 conventional supermarkets under the Albertsons, Acme Markets, Jewel Food Stores, Shaw’s, and Star Markets names. The company also operated two dozen warehouse stores (Max Foods and Super Saver Foods) and more than 700 stand-alone drugstores (Osco Drugs and Sav-on Drugs). More than 230 of the company’s stores also include onsite gasoline stations.

Succumbing to competition, Albertsons’s sold itself to SUPERVALU in 2006, and has continued to reduce in size. There are now about 220 stores left in the southern U.S.

Stats
Headquarters: Boise, Idaho
No. of Stores: 220
No. of Employees: 36,815
Geography: Arizona, Arkansas, Colorado, Florida, Louisiana, New Mexico, Texas
Special Services: Bakery, dairy, deli, frozen foods, general grocery, meat, pharmacy, produce, seafood, snacks, liquor, gasoline

Banners:

Acme Markets Inc., American Drug Stores Inc., American Food and Drug Inc., American Stores Company, Jewel Companies Inc., Jewel Food Stores Inc., Jewel Osco Southwest Inc., Osco Drug of Massachusetts Inc., Osco Drug of Texas Inc.

Brands
Large selection of national brands and Albertsons own name brand products.

Important links:
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Jobs and Careers
Store Locations
Contact Information

28 Comments

  1. Dr Arnold Vagts October 1, 2015 at 4:21 pm - Reply

    My wife purchased crab from the meat counter on 9/28/15. She cooked it for dinner tonight on 9/30. I got sick 30 min after eating it. I returned it to the local Albertson in original pkg and got a refund of $11. No apology or a coupon for getting sick or having to spend the time to return the spoiled crab.

    We have been shopping at Albertsons for 20 years but will no longer do so. This is the 2nd time we have had to make a special trip to return spoiled meat; it isw just not worth our time to make special trips to do that.

    I will also post a review of your market. Albertsons on State College in Anaheim.

  2. Bonnie Goldsberry April 17, 2015 at 3:57 pm - Reply

    I visited the Albertsons on 17th Street in Idaho Falls, Idaho for the last time today. I had a coupon, which I received from a Thomas Bagel sponsored sweepstakes in the amount of $5.00. The clerk stated in a very rude manner that she would not accept the coupon, she said we have pages of fake coupon information, she left my son and I standing and reviewed the list, but could not find anything. Then another clerk (the apparent keeper of the list) came over and said that she was sure it must be fake since Thomas Bagels are never $5.00, however the regular price in Albertsons exceeds $4.00 and Thomas Bagels issues the coupon so that the consumer can receive the products free for a small amount over the price. The sweepstakes is a Mother’s Day Sweepstakes and I am sure Thomas is sponsoring the sweeps for good will, therefore when they offer a free item that is what they want. I spend several hundred dollars in Albertsons monthly, however, I do not feel that I have to deal with any unpleasant attitude of clerks. I explained where I got the coupon and they know me as a frequent customer (who has never given them a problem of any kind. I will be posting my experience to my facebook account and I am also going out to dinner this evening with several ladies who also use coupons, I don’t think they want to deal with nasty clerks refusing to take their coupons. I will spend my money at one of the other grocery business, who can show respect and appreciate my business.

  3. jim pels February 27, 2015 at 2:06 pm - Reply

    we shop at your glasgow, mt store. the chicken here is from sanderson farms. legs and thighs are always loaded with blood. disgusting! been eating legs & thighs all my life (i’m 71) never had this from other stores. evidently your processor is in a hurry and don”t let the chickens bleed out after theyr’e killed. be great if you could give them some crap about this. i wrote sanderson’s a month or two ago about this, didn’t do any good, your turn.

  4. N O Smith January 19, 2015 at 12:05 pm - Reply

    Need your address so I can send a detailed Complaint re one of your stores in Albuquerque.

  5. Donna November 19, 2014 at 11:20 am - Reply

    This is my second post since two years ago…the last time I was at the Albertson’s in Carrollton, TX at Keller Springs and Josey. Again, I haven’t shopped at this store for a couple years due to them leaving expired product on the shelves…and it happened again…several packages of yogurt were on the shelf with expiration two days old!!! I brought this up to the manager and all he said was sorry. I drive out of my way to go to Kroger…longer distance but food is always fresh. You seriously have a problem at this store, and it leaves me to believe this may be happening at other locations…so I never shop at Albertson’s ANYWHERE!!! Can’t trust the foods are fresh!

  6. louie November 15, 2014 at 6:02 pm - Reply

    I was at a Albertsons to make some purchases. one of the items I bought was land of lakes Monterey jack. now I noticed that your store only carries a one pound package. now in the past I was able to purchase a 8 oz. package. my question is does land of lake cheese package their product in 8 oz.s and if so why doesn’t Albertsons carry it. the reason why i’m asking is because my wife and I are seniors and one pound of cheese is too much for us and it’s just a waste. we’re liked this cheese and we are not interested in purchasing some else’s product thanks

  7. Philmaine Burks September 28, 2014 at 6:54 pm - Reply

    I have worked for Albertsons many years.. I promise you they train us to always make sure our product is the very fresh, and to make sure we have the products in our ad for everyone..if not you are more than welcome to get a rain check..I wish i could have every unsatisfied customer on this site come to our Albertsons in Arlington Texas and show you how we make you feel like family and give you the satisfaction you deserve as a shopper in our store..You are the reason we go to work every day and each and every one of you should smile as you walk out of our store,as well as to have your family and friends smile at the great ,fresh meals you are serving them. Thank you for shopping Albertsons.

  8. r thompson August 18, 2014 at 7:23 pm - Reply

    been going to Albertsons since they opened in Jackson,wy, my wife says not too
    because there so expensive,but what the hey,there only 4 blocks away
    and I’m a guy. I don’t look at prices. But yesterday I had company over
    and had purchased a watermelon,when I cut it open,it was mealy and
    very woody inside ,no big deal I thought,I’ll just go and replace it,got
    to the store and this little girl at service counter said” we never replace
    produce”. I have in the past,but she argued with me stating that
    Albertsons has never done that. No point arguing with an 18 yr old
    with that wealth of experience.I threw the watermelon away

  9. gil klein August 14, 2014 at 11:04 pm - Reply

    sob what else do you want me to comment on

  10. gil klein August 14, 2014 at 11:03 pm - Reply

    i just noticed in your present weekly ad that you have Tillamook Shingle Sliced or shredded cheese on sale — Shingle ??

  11. Carla Gebert August 6, 2014 at 7:48 pm - Reply

    I was an Albertson’s shopper in Roseburg Oregon, going where items our family likes because our local Shop Smart didn’t carry them. El Sabroso Original Guacahips and Lovin Scoopfuls (ice cream) have been discontinued there. I have also found that some of the Gluten free products I have purchased are also missing in action. What’s up folks? I asked one of the employees and they told me that all I had to do was request the items from the store manager?? What so they can bring them in and then discontinue them again?? Really hard to find a store that also carries the Ore Ida steamed potatoes, hope they don’t discontinue those too.

  12. Diann Finley February 24, 2014 at 1:22 pm - Reply

    Recently Albertsons, Rock Springs, Wyoming store, advertised eggplant on sale. I went to the store the day after receiving ad. There were only 6 on the shelf and they were old and soft. When asked if they had any more I was told no that was all they had. It seemed to me the ad was to get rid of old product. I was very disappointed. I will not purchase produce from Albertson’s again. In fact it will be a long time before I shop at Albertson’s again. I will shop at Smith’s where the produce is fresh.

    Thank you for your immediate attention to this matter.

  13. Melissa Bishop December 4, 2013 at 8:56 pm - Reply

    Hi there,
    I read somewhere that you guys carried 50 shades of grey wine. Wondering if its true if you are shipping? If so, do you ship in mass or know of a wine place whom carries this wine in my western mass area. I live in Chicopee Massachusetts. This would be of great help.
    Thanks
    Sincerely,
    Melissa Bishop

  14. matt September 21, 2013 at 1:17 am - Reply

    I love Albertsons, as long as they keep on stocking up on hotwheels. Just keep the four sided shippers coming and I will keep on coming as well!!!!!!!!!!!!!

  15. monoply player May 10, 2013 at 5:51 pm - Reply

    What a surprise to find out that you have closed the game down! Three weeks ahead of SCHEDULE . What am I to do with the free game pieces that I have accumulated for the last several weeks? Good going Albertsons-another one of your serious problems your stores have.
    NOT A HAPPY SHOPPER

  16. Bob Stuart May 8, 2013 at 11:49 am - Reply

    My Address is 271 Hamilton road Livingston, Texas 77351. I am looking for your closest store.I am looking for your store brand Chili Beans in Sauce, or a web site where I could order then. 30 oz size cans. I know that they are no longer in the old Albertsons can. But a new Albertsons private label can. I would like 10/12 cans or maybe a case depending on how many cans come in a case. Thanks in advance. Phone number 818-416-1222

    Bob Stuart

  17. Elinore Read December 11, 2012 at 2:14 pm - Reply

    Stopped shopping at Fry’s when I had to buy 10 items to get sale prices and now at Albertson’s you have to buy 8. Thousands of snowbirds live in RV’s and dont have cupboard or frig space for multiple buying. Guess I’ll be grocery shopping at Walmart from now on.

  18. Ralph Myrick March 8, 2012 at 9:52 pm - Reply

    I recently did some shopping at you pharmacy in the Albertson's store in Richland, Wa. It is located on gage Blvd.. The young lady that waited on me was a very gracious and accomadating. That lady alone would be one big reason I would that pharmacy. Man, she is a keeper!

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  20. Joy L Buchholtz January 31, 2012 at 1:43 am - Reply

    Are the vegetables used under the Albertsons label grown , produced and packed in this country?

  21. Joy L. Buchholtz January 31, 2012 at 1:41 am - Reply

    Are the canned vegetables used under the Albertsons label produced in the country ?

  22. Frank Bryant October 25, 2011 at 2:11 pm - Reply

    Albertsons is so overpriced, its not funnt, they stick you up without a gun, 3.59 for a gallon of skim milk for example, you can get skim milk at a convenient store for 2.79, I will never shop there again

  23. Elizabeth Titus September 4, 2011 at 12:32 pm - Reply

    09/04/2011 Just came back from Albertsons in Lake Havasu City, AZ….weekly circular advertised 10% off your entire purchase any Sunday OR AZ Cardinals Game Day during the NFL football season when you wear your AZ Cardinals Jersey. A huge sign in the front of the store also shows the same advertisement. Manager wouldn't give me the deal because she said it's only on game days and the NFL season hasn't even started yet…. ad does not state that it's only during the regular season. Pre season HAS STARTED. I won't be back.

    • Irene Koepke August 26, 2012 at 4:33 pm - Reply

      I too went to Albertson’s in Rio Rancho New Mexico after they advertised 10% off any Sunday during the NFL season when you wear your favorite NFL Team Jersey. They ad did not say “regular” season. The manager would not honor the ad saying it was only for the regular season. The pre season has started. I will not patronize a store that will not honor its ad. I will not be back.

  24. Joseph Becket August 5, 2011 at 11:41 am - Reply

    It's interesting to hear about the history of the store! Albertsons is a great company, but like many nationwide businesses it can have some weak spots. I was surfing the internet and I found this site where people can vent about poor customer service or products they received… it can get really funny. I would recommend you to check it out here.

  25. Joe July 20, 2011 at 4:45 am - Reply

    Yesterday, I was in a local Albertson's store. You cannot imagine my surprise when I realized that an announcement was being made on the loudspeaker in Spanish.

    As I left the store, I commented to the checker, "I won't be back. I'll never darken the door of another Albertson's because you made the Spanish announcement."

    Please join me in a boycott of Albertson's until they announce publicly they have stopped all Spanish announcements. THIS IS THE UNITED STATES OF AMERICA!!

    Let's act like it.

    • Larry April 13, 2012 at 3:22 pm - Reply

      Hi Joe, You remind me of Archie Bunker when i used to watch 70'S T.V. Most likely you were shopping in a hispanic area where companies have hired them to work here in the melting pot of the world=THIS IS THE UNITED STATES OF AMERICA!! California and most of the southwest was occupied by Mexico so dont panic they were screwed out of their land by european lawyers. The native americans almost acheived genocide by white europeans (my heritage) slaughtering them. You really should take some history courses detailing the events concerning the take over of native America. Have a nice life Jose. P.S. inclusion is way better than exclusion.

    • Leslie September 24, 2014 at 4:54 pm - Reply

      I agree totally.

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