Albertsons

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Albertsons Companies
Albertsons (logo).svg
Albertsons Companies logo
Type Private
Industry Grocery retail
Essential service(s) Yes
Country United States
Multinational No
Official website
Twitter (@Albertsons)
COVID-19 webpage
English Wikipedia article

Albertsons Companies is a national grocery retail company in the United States. Its subsidiaries include Acme Markets, Haggen, Jewel-Osco, Lucky, Pavilions, Randalls, Safeway, Shaw's, Star Market, Tom Thumb, United Supermarkets, and Vons. It is privately owned and operated by investors, including Cerberus Capital Management.

COVID-19 response

  • Encouraging: Implemented one-way aisles.[1]
  • Encouraging 15 March 2020 (WHO.svg+4 dayssrc): Installing plexiglass barriers at checkout areas.[1][2]
  • Encouraging 23 March 2020 (WHO.svg+12 dayssrc): Company is donating US$3 million to hunger relief efforts related to the COVID-19 pandemic and creating "Help Feed Families During This Crisis" campaign allowing customers to contribute as well.[3][4]
  • Encouraging 22 April 2020 (WHO.svg+42 dayssrc): Announced it is donating an additional US$50 million to hunger relief efforts related to the COVID-19 pandemic.[1][4]

Consumers

  • Encouraging 05 May 2020 (WHO.svg+55 dayssrc): Implementing additional technology to better support online shopping.[5]

Employees

  • Encouraging: Providing employees with protective masks and gloves.[1]
  • Encouraging 15 March 2020 (WHO.svg+4 dayssrc): Providing "appreciation pay" to all employees with additional US$2 hourly pay.[1][2]
  • Encouraging 24 March 2020 (WHO.svg+13 dayssrc): Working with 17 companies in food and hospitality industries to hire workers furloughed as a result of the pandemic.[1][6]
  • Disappointing 05 May 2020 (WHO.svg+55 dayssrc): Has at least 26 stores in the Southern California area with one or more employees that have tested positive for COVID-19.[7]

News articles

References

  1. 1.0 1.1 1.2 1.3 1.4 1.5 Loeb, Walter. "Albertsons Boosts Care For Its Communities, Associates And Customers As Sales Surge". Forbes. Retrieved 2020-05-20.
  2. 2.0 2.1 "Albertsons plans plexiglass barriers, 'appreciation pay' in COVID-19 response". Supermarket News. 2020-03-21. Retrieved 2020-05-20.
  3. "Retailers dig deep for community outreach during coronavirus pandemic". Supermarket News. 2020-03-23. Retrieved 2020-05-20.
  4. 4.0 4.1 "Albertsons earmarks $50 million for hunger relief amid COVID-19 crisis". Supermarket News. 2020-04-22. Retrieved 2020-05-20.
  5. "Albertsons assists digital shoppers in real time". Chain Store Age. Retrieved 2020-05-20.
  6. "UPDATE: C&S Wholesale Grocers partners with US Foods and Performance Food Group as coronavirus disrupts jobs". Supermarket News. 2020-03-24. Retrieved 2020-05-20.
  7. "Workers at 70 SoCal Supermarkets Test Positive for COVID-19, as Ralphs Says it Won't Test All Employees". NBC Los Angeles. Retrieved 2020-05-20.