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Albertsons Cos.

Albertsons enhances shopping websites, apps for the visually impaired

Albertsons enhances shopping websites, apps for the visually impaired

BOISE, Idaho — Albertsons Cos. announced Tuesday an initiative to make its online grocery shopping websites and mobile applications more accessible and usable for shoppers with disabilities. Albertsons Cos. strives to substantially conform to the Web Content Accessibility Guidelines (WCAG) version 2.0 Level AA as its accessibility standard.  It has made significant enhancements to its online

Albertsons elevates store checkout experience with Toshiba

Albertsons elevates store checkout experience with Toshiba

BOISE, Idaho — Albertsons Cos. is empowering consumers with fast and convenient in-store checkout experiences by implementing Toshiba Global Commerce Solutions’ self-checkout systems. By leveraging Toshiba’s focus on front-end store optimization, Albertsons Cos. expects checkout times to speed up – from wait time in line to payment – to improve operational throughput and reduce shopper

Groups decry drug price rule

Groups decry drug price rule

WASHINGTON — Pharmacy organizations have decried the government’s refusal to reform direct and indirect remuneration (DIR) fees in its new drug pricing rule. “We are disappointed and frustrated that this final rule fails to finalize pharmacy DIR reform as proposed, to the detriment of seniors and community pharmacies,” said a statement from the National Association

Albertsons partners with Glympse technology

Albertsons partners with Glympse technology

BOISE, Idaho – Albertsons Cos. is enhancing its eCommerce platform with Glympse, a location sharing technology that gives shoppers real-time status of their grocery delivery or Drive Up & Go order. When customers are finishing their delivery order with an Albertsons Cos. store, they can now opt-in to notifications powered by Glympse via text or email

Albertsons to offer new AI shopping experience

Albertsons to offer new AI shopping experience

BOISE — Albertsons Cos. is working with Microsoft on cloud-based computing and artificial intelligence solutions that it says will provide new and transformative experiences for customers and employees. “We are reimagining the future to serve customers in a way they want to interact with us across all channels,” said Anuj Dhanda, Albertsons Cos. executive vice president

Albertsons Cos. and KeHE renew distribution partnership

Albertsons Cos. and KeHE renew distribution partnership

NAPERVILLE, Ill. —  KeHE Distributors announced Tuesday that it has renewed its supply agreement with Albertsons Cos. as their primary distribution partner for natural, organic and specialty products. Speaking about the renewed partnership, Brandon Barnholt, president and chief executive officer of KeHE Distributors stated, “Albertsons is a premier U.S. food retailer, their blue-chip portfolio of banners, emerging

Albertsons releases new online informational tools for flu season

Albertsons releases new online informational tools for flu season

BOISE, Idaho —  To bolster the public’s awareness about flu vaccinations and the fact that many insurance plans will cover most or all of the cost, Albertsons Cos. pharmacies have fully revamped their informational consumer flu websites with new features, easier navigation, and interactive tools this flu season. The online campaign is designed to make

Rite Aid, Albertsons agree to terminate merger

Rite Aid, Albertsons agree to terminate merger

CAMP HILL, Pa. – Rite Aid Corp. announced that it has mutually agreed with Albertsons Cos. to terminate their previously announced merger agreement. “While we believed in the merits of the combination with Albertsons, we have heard the views expressed by our stockholders and are committed to moving forward and executing our strategic plan as

Rite Aid, Albertsons announce deadline for election of form of consideration

Rite Aid, Albertsons announce deadline for election of form of consideration

CAMP HILL, Pa. and BOISE, Idaho – Rite Aid Corp. and Albertsons Cos. announced that, in connection with the pending merger between Albertsons and Rite Aid, the election deadline for holders of shares of Rite Aid common stock, former service providers that are holders of Rite Aid restricted stock units and holders of Rite Aid

Albertsons pharmacies stocked with flu vaccine for 2018-2019 season

Albertsons pharmacies stocked with flu vaccine for 2018-2019 season

BOISE, Idaho — Albertsons Cos. pharmacies are alerting U.S. communities that they are stocked with the flu vaccine and ready to immunize for the 2018-19 flu season. Getting the flu vaccine as soon as it becomes available is currently the best way to prevent getting and spreading the flu virus. The Centers for Disease Control

Western Union expands network at Albertsons stores

Western Union expands network at Albertsons stores

ENGLEWOOD, Colo. and BOISE, Idaho — The Western Union Company is strengthening its presence across the U.S., after signing a deal with Albertsons Cos. The agreement will enable consumer access to international and domestic money transfer and money order services, as well as bill payment services at Albertsons Cos. locations—operating under 20 well-known banners including Albertsons,

Rite Aid sends letter to shareholders outlining merger

Rite Aid sends letter to shareholders outlining merger

CAMP HILL, Pa. – Rite Aid Corp. has sent a letter to shareholders in connection with its proposed merger with Albertsons Cos., Inc. The letter answers certain frequently asked questions from investors and outlines key reasons the Rite Aid Board and management team believe the proposed merger is in the best interest of shareholders, and

Albertsons reports sales up in first quarter

Albertsons reports sales up in first quarter

BOISE, Idaho — Albertsons Cos. reported a sales increase of 1%, to $18.7 billion, during the 16-week fiscal first quarter ended June 16. The company attributed the $193.4 million increase in sales mainly to higher fuel sales (up $154.1 million). Same store sales for the quarter were up 0.2%. Gross profit margin increased to 27.7%

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