Safeway is proud to serve neighborhoods across the country with the freshest groceries at a great value. We offer innovative products and programs that seek to improve consumers’ health and quality of life. The employees that make this possible are the heart of our company, and they are an essential part of our strong heritage and clear vision for the future. In 2015, Albertsons and Safeway teamed up to create one of the world’s largest food and drug retailers, with more than 2,300 stores in 35 states and the District of Columbia. We operate under 18 well-known names including Albertsons, Safeway, Vons, Jewel-Osco, Shaw’s, Acme, Tom Thumb, Randalls, United Supermarkets, Pavilions, Star Market and Carrs. Albertsons-Safeway brings together two successful companies with similar histories. Albertsons founder Joe Albertson spent 10 years working at Safeway. In 1939 he left his position as a district manager for Safeway Stores and partnered with L.S. Skaggs—whose family helped build Safeway—to open his own grocery store.