37 Facts About Albertsons LLC


Albertsons LLC ranked 53rd in the 2018 Fortune 500 list of the largest United States corporations by total revenue.

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Albertsons LLC was founded in 1939 by Joe Albertson on July 21 in Boise, Idaho.

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In 1967, Albertsons LLC expanded into Colorado, acquiring eight stores from Furr's Supermarkets.

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Skaggs kept stores in Texas, Oklahoma, and Arkansas, and Albertsons LLC kept stores in Florida, Alabama, and Louisiana, as well as some Texas stores.

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Albertsons LLC continued to expand its base in the West during this time.

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In 1973, Albertsons LLC opened its first distribution center in Brea, California.

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In 1974, Albertsons LLC bought the four-store Monte Mart chain in northern California.

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Albertsons LLC bought Fazio's Shopping Bag in 1978 from Fisher Foods, adding 46 stores in Southern California.

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In 1982, Albertsons LLC reorganized its management into four regions: California, Northwest, Intermountain, and South.

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Albertsons LLC continued to add stores in the 1980s, building or acquiring about 283 stores during the decade.

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Albertsons LLC continued to expand in Texas beyond the Skaggs base in north Texas and San Antonio, re-entering the Dallas–Fort Worth market in 1984, and adding three Skaggs-Alpha Beta stores in Austin within months after entering that market in early 1989 with the acquisition of six Tom Thumb stores.

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Albertsons LLC built its first fully mechanized distribution center in Portland, Oregon, in 1988.

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In 1994, Albertsons LLC would acquire four stores from San Diego County chain Big Bear Markets.

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Albertsons LLC launched a new branch of their brand in 1997, Albertsons LLC Express.

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In 1998, Albertsons LLC made its biggest acquisition yet: American Stores Company, which included the chains ACME in Pennsylvania, New Jersey, Maryland, and Delaware; Lucky in California and Nevada; Jewel, Jewel-Osco in Illinois, Indiana, and Iowa, and two drug store chains: Osco Drug, with a presence in New England, the Midwest, Montana and Arizona; and Sav-on Drugs, with a presence in Southern California, Nevada, Western Arizona, and New Mexico.

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In January 2001, Albertsons LLC restructured its "districts" to a divisional structure mostly based around distribution centers, with a drug store division and 18 regional division offices.

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Albertsons LLC sold its freestanding Osco Drug stores in the northeastern states to Jean Coutu Group, a Canadian drug store company.

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In 2001, the short-lived Des Moines stores would close as well and Albertsons LLC began to issue Albertsons LLC Preferred Savings Cards for all of its stores.

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Albertsons LLC included 661 stores and the distribution centers and offices from five of Albertsons divisions.

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Albertsons LLC was technically the successor company to Albertsons according to SEC filings but it was New Albertsons Inc that assumed most of the debt, got most of the property, and transitioned Albertsons stock into SuperValu stock.

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Albertson's Albertsons LLC has concentrated on rebuilding market share and its store base in its strongest areas and divesting stores and other property in its weaker areas.

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On June 6,2006, only one week after Albertsons LLC was created, the company announced its intent to close 100 Albertsons stores by August 2006, including all but two Super Saver stores.

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Albertsons LLC gradually converted all the stores to its Save Mart banner over summer 2007, except for stores in the San Francisco Bay area, which were rebranded as Lucky.

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Florida division, which was always discontiguous with Albertsons' main market, suffered a blow in June 2008 when Albertsons LLC entered into an agreement with Lakeland, Florida-based Publix stores to sell 49 Florida Albertsons locations to the chain.

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On June 12,2007, Albertson's Albertsons LLC agreed to acquire all Raley's locations in New Mexico.

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In June 2007, Albertson's Albertsons LLC decided to discontinue its Preferred Savings Card Program, choosing instead to offer discounted items to all of its customers.

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In December 2014, Albertsons LLC announced that the Haggen Company, a Bellingham, Washington, based grocery chain, was buying 146 Safeway, Albertsons LLC and Vons stores, as required by the antitrust review of the merger.

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Albertsons LLC attempted to IPO with the ticker ABS on October 14,2015, planning to raise as much as $1.

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Albertsons LLC has reportedly postponed the IPO indefinitely, as of October 2015.

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Albertsons LLC would buy back 33 of the stores being sold at auction.

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At least one Albertsons LLC Express from the original generation of Albertson's fuel centers located in Hillsboro, OR remained open in the relaunch of Albertsons LLC Express.

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On February 20,2018, Albertsons LLC announced plans to acquire Rite Aid, subject to shareholder and regulatory approval.

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In 2019, Albertsons LLC opened Albertsons LLC Market Street in Meridian, Idaho, a flagship store located in a converted ShopKo store and based on the Market Street brand of United Supermarkets.

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In 2020, Albertsons LLC announced the closing of a distribution center in Upper Marlboro, Maryland, laying off up 520 people.

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Albertsons LLC said its duties will be shifted to an existing distribution center in Lancaster, Pennsylvania, which will add up to 300 workers.

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Albertsons LLC introduced an upscale private label brand, "Essensia", in 2003, which was later renamed by SuperValu as Culinary Circle.

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Albertsons LLC started selling Lucerne dairy products, Mom To Mom baby products, and Priority Pet Food as well.

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