Union says first contract offer from big three grocers ‘unacceptable’

The union that represents workers at Southern California’s three major supermarket chains on Friday strongly criticized the grocers’ first comprehensive contract offer, calling it “unacceptable” and making its first veiled threat of a possible work stoppage. Representatives of Vons, Ralphs and Albertsons have been in talks with the United Food and Commercial [...]

2019-05-28T15:29:43+00:00May 28th, 2019|Tags: , , , |

Federal mediator called in to speed up grocery-union talks

A federal mediator has been asked to help move along contract talks between Southern California’s three major supermarket chains and the union that represents most of the workers in their stores. Leaders of the United Food and Commercial Workers met with representatives from Albertsons, Vons and Ralphs for two days [...]

2019-04-08T15:34:39+00:00April 8th, 2019|Tags: , , , , |

Albertsons appoints Vivek Sankaran president and CEO

Albertsons appointed Vivek Sankaran as its new president and CEO effective April 25, the company said in a press release. Sankaran was named CEO for PepsiCo Food North America in December. Sankaran was chosen for his expertise in CPG, retail, manufacturing, technology, logistics and research and development, Albertsons' current president and [...]

2019-04-01T15:52:18+00:00April 1st, 2019|Tags: |

Albertsons becomes latest Microsoft retail partner

Joining other big retailers looking to thwart Amazon’s grocery expansion, Albertsons Cos. has signed a three-year agreement to make Microsoft Azure its preferred cloud computing platform. Microsoft Corp. and Albertsons confirmed the deal on Friday after Anuj Dhanda, chief information officer at the Boise, Idaho-based supermarket company discussed the partnership [...]

2019-01-29T17:06:00+00:00January 29th, 2019|Tags: |

Albertsons teams with VC firm on tech incubator

With e-commerce rapidly becoming a pillar of the supermarket business, Albertsons Cos. has partnered with venture capital firm Greycroft to help grow emerging companies and technology in the grocery sector. To that end, Albertsons and Greycroft have created a fund — expected to reach up to $50 million over time [...]

2018-08-03T15:49:06+00:00August 3rd, 2018|Tags: |

Albertsons doubles down on experience at new Idaho store

Albertsons opened a new $7.2 million experience-focused store in Boise, Idaho with two floors and an in-store bar called Broadway on the Rocks, according to the Idaho Statesman. The new concept store will include culinary classes, events, a restaurant-style food court that holds up to 200 people, a concierge, and [...]

2018-07-30T15:12:37+00:00July 30th, 2018|Tags: |