Albertsons / Safeway

  1. Shopper & Customer
In 1994, a 24-year-old programmer named Lou Montolli wrote a document describing how an internet browser could store data to remember that Wile E. Coyote had ordered a rocket launcher from the Acme Corporation. This was the first ever description of a “persistent client state object” – better known as a cookie.  Cookies are used […]
  1. Channel: Grocery
Amid the myriad retailing developments that have distinguished — for good or ill — the retail landscape thus far in 2022, perhaps the most surprising (though not entirely unexpected) alteration has been the emergence (or reemergence) of the supermarket segment of the mass retailing community. If this re-ignition has taken some industry people by surprise, […]
  1. Corporate Strategy
7-Eleven has partnered with Waitr to add another delivery option at more than 700 of its stores. Waitr specializes in on-demand restaurant and grocery store delivery in 1,000 U.S. cities, and 7-Eleven is the platform’s first national convenience store partner. Waitr will join the range of other delivery options 7-Eleven offers, including: The 7NOW Gold […]
  1. Trends & External Forces
Excellent piece in Inc. that analyzes a story from earlier this week, in which Starbucks CEO Howard Schultz, back for his third turn of duty, said that he will remain in the job until next spring rather than leaving in the fall as originally planned.  In addition, Schultz said that the decision has been made […]
  1. Corporate Strategy
The Wall Street Journal reports that the once-and-current CEO of Starbucks, Howard Schultz, plans to stay in the job longer than originally scheduled.  His current timetable is to stay until next March, at which point he will be succeeded by someone from outside the organization. The Journal writes that “Schultz – who said he isn’t […]
  1. Channel: Grocery
Albertsons has introduced consumer-generated ratings and review functionality on 11 of its banners’ sites, including Safeway, Vons, Jewel-Osco and Shaw’s. The launch is likely related to Albertsons’ plans to re-enter the marketplace arena; the retailer’s Senior Director of Marketplaces Jasmin Krdzalic provided a “sneak peek” at the May 2022 RICE conference in Chicago. PowerReviews is […]
  1. Media & Marketing
It’s no secret when it comes to the value of loyalty. Existing customers spend 31 percent more, on average, than new ones. They’re also 50 percent more likely to try new products. As a result, more and more retailers, including Albertsons, Rite Aid, and The Container Store, are doubling down on loyalty programs to drive […]
  1. Media & Marketing
Dive Brief: Albertsons has made consumer product ratings and reviews available on 11 of its grocery banners’ websites, according to an announcement Wednesday morning from PowerReviews, the technology company powering the new tool. The shopper feedback program, which is now available at Safeway, Vons, Jewel-Osco and Shaw’s, among other chains, also lets brands syndicate user-generated content to […]
  1. Media & Marketing
CHICAGO — Consumer-generated product ratings and reviews, enabled by PowerReviews, are now live on Albertsons Cos.’ websites. For the first time, shoppers can browse and interact with authentic product ratings and reviews on 11 of Albertsons Cos.’ retail websites, including Safeway, Vons, Jewel-Osco and Shaw’s. PowerReviews is providing ratings and reviews technology and services to Albertsons Cos., […]
  1. Shopper & Customer
There are a lot of people making a good living forecasting what’s going to happen in retail. Things like ecommerce will soon eclipse brick-and-mortar, retail is facing an apocalypse or delivery to home will become the norm in grocery shopping. None of these is true, but it doesn’t stop people from predicting them, and others […]
  1. Department & Category
The growth of online ordering and delivery has transformed the food economy over the last two years. Delivery is no longer for people to order Domino’s pizza or get an Amazon order. One of the most profound ways that delivery has helped people is by increasing access to quality fruit and vegetables and reducing food […]
  1. International
The Washington Post reports that the US Food and Drug Administration (FDA) and the Public Health Agency of Canada are investigating a hepatitis outbreak, positing that it may be linked to fresh organic strawberries. According to the story, “The agencies said the strawberries were purchased between March 5 and April 25. They were sold at […]
  1. Corporate Strategy
Fascinating piece in the New York Times by columnist David Gelles, based on his book “The Man Who Broke Capitalism,” which looks to re-evaluate the influence of Jack Welch, the influential former CEO of GE. Gelles writes: “During Mr. Welch’s two decades in power — from 1981 to 2001 — he turned G.E. into the […]
  1. Retailer Media
Kristi Argyilan, who previously headed Target Roundel, says the company is able to build digital advertising services and technology aimed at the current market. But it needs to move fast.
  1. Channel: Dollar/Value
CHESAPEAKE, Va. — Dollar Tree Inc. has added two members to its leadership team, naming John Flanigan chief supply chain officer and Larry Gatta chief merchandising officer for its Family Dollar banner. Both Flanigan and Gatta spent time at Dollar General Corp. during the tenure of Rick Dreiling, the former Dollar General chief executive who […]
  1. Channel: Ecommerce & Digital
Value supermarket Grocery Outlet has teamed up with Uber to pilot on-demand and scheduled delivery at 72 of its stores across California, Oregon and Washington. “We think it’s important to make our great-value products available across another platform and to a greater audience, introducing Grocery Outlet to customers who may not have shopped with us […]
  1. Channel: Delivery
Albertsons Companies will launch cart-based smart checkout technology later this year at select supermarkets throughout the country, in partnership with Veeve Smart Carts. The carts use computer vision to identify items by extracting visual features (including barcodes) of the items placed within them, and a built-in scale calculates totals for produce. Shoppers can check in […]
  1. Technology & Innovation
SEATTLE — Albertsons Cos. is working with Veeve Inc. on a test of the tech startup’s smart shopping carts at a few dozen stores across the country later this year. Consumers at the stores will be able to use the smart carts to skip the checkout line for a faster, more convenient and contactless shopping […]
  1. Partnerships & Alt Profit
Uber is partnering with Grocery Outlet to pilot on-demand and scheduled grocery delivery, the company announced on Thursday. Starting today, users can shop at 72 Grocery Outlet stores in California, Oregon and Washington state via the Uber or Uber Eats app. The new partnership signifies Uber’s push into on-demand and scheduled grocery delivery. Oskar Hjertonsson, […]
  1. Channel: Mass
Newsweek is out with a list, generated by BrandSpark International, of the “most trusted grocery stores as voted by American shoppers. BrandSpark surveyed 3200 Americans to capture their real opinions of what grocery store brands they trust the most.” The national top four:  Walmart, Kroger, Aldi, and Meijer. The northeast top four:  ShopRite, Walmart, Aldi, […]
  1. Department & Category
Third-party marketplaces have emerged as one of the biggest growth opportunities for retailers this year, with companies from Macy’s and Bed Bath & Beyond to Giant Food and Michaels launching marketplaces (or announcing plans to do so) in the last six months alone. Albertson’s will soon join that mix as well, and the company’s Senior […]

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What do you get when you combine one of the largest shopping events of the year with historic levels of inflation, stock shortages, and labor issues? We’ll tell you exactly what you get… You get the 2022–23 Back to School (BTS) shopping season. As noted in Field Agent’s Back to School Success Kit: How Brands […]
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Kohl’s is off the sales block following the end of talks with Franchise Group (FRG), which has been the highest bidder for the company since the retailer began seeking a buyer in January 2022. When exclusive acquisition negotiations began in early June, FRG proposed $60 per share for Kohl’s, a valuation of $8 billion, eventually […]
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  2. Department: Foodservice
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