Safeway Inc.


Safeway Inc. was started in 1915, M.B. Skaggs, an ambitious young man in the small Idaho town of American Falls, purchased a grocery store from his father. M.B.'s business strategy, to give his customers value and to develop by keeping a narrow profit margin, proved spectacularly successful. M.B. almost doubled the size of his business that year when he merged his company with 322 Safeway stores.
MB listed Safeway on the New York Stock Exchange. In the 1930 Safeway introduced produce pricing by the pound, open dating on perishables to make sure freshness, nutritional labeling, even some of the first parking lots. Safeway's community leadership and growth to one of the largest food and drug retailers in North America is that it has not come at the expense of M.B.Scagg's vision.
Safeway has approximately 1,700 Safeway stores across the United States and Canada. These include 329 Vons stores in Southern California and Nevada, 132 RandallÂâ€Ã¢„¢s and Tom Thumb stores in Texas, 42 Genuardi's store in the Philadelphia area, as well as 21 CarrÂâ€Ã¢„¢s stores in Alaska. The company success has been the introduction of one of the most extensive private labels programs in North America. Their customers can choose from more than 2,500 products including Safeway, Lucerne and Mrs. Wright's. An additional 1,250 premium products are marketed under the award winning.

The company offers a 401(k) Plan and Employee Stock Purchase Plan to all employees. Their other benefits listed are generally for non-retail positions and employees in their Randal and GenuardiÂâ€Ã¢„¢s divisions a choice of Medical Plans. Their other benefit is Prescription Drugs, Paid time off for vacation, Dental and Orthodontia, Employee Assistance Program, Health Care and Dependent Day Care Spending Accounts, Company-paid Basic Life Insurance, sick leave and company recognized holidays, Optional life insurance to cover your spouse, Company-paid business travel accident, Vision Care, children or additional life insurance for customer, 401(k) Plan, Short-term and Long-term disability, Company-funded Retirement Plan and Employee Stock Purchase Plan.

Safeway provides its employees with the knowledge and skills to perform their best in any position they accept or are promoted into. The company provides entry-level training using multi-media, mentors, and on the job learning in customer service, diversity, workplace safety, food safety, and a host of other topics and skills related to each position.