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• Albertsons currently owns 340 supermarket stores and 115 fuel centers in 10 states across the United States.

• Albertson's offers almost no Fair Trade items, which are essential to create a socially responsible supply chain that benefits farmers in developing countries.

• Adopt-a-Supermarket near you and request Fair Trade certified products, and visit Go Green for tips on greener grocery shopping.

-- Profile Updated 08/04/2010

About Albertson's


Based in Boise, Idaho, Albertson's sales for 2006 were $40.4 billion and the company employed 234,000 people.

Campaigns

Fair Trade Your Supermarket

Have you ever been frustrated by searching the shelves of your local supermarket for Fair Trade chocolate or sugar…

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Have you ever been frustrated by searching the shelves of your local supermarket for Fair Trade chocolate or sugar, coffee or tea, rice or fresh fruit, only to find none available? Our new campaign gives you the tools you need to join with other Fair Trade advocates around the country, pushing more and more supermarkets to carry products that are certified to be good for people and the planet.

Please follow the link provided to help your Supermarket become Fair Trade.

www.fairtradeyoursupermarket.org/


Adopt-A-Supermarket Campaign

Co-op America's ADOPT-A-SUPERMARKET campaign is linking up Fair Trade advocates with stores in their local communities to keep pressure on supermarkets to carry and promote more Fair Trade products…

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Co-op America's ADOPT-A-SUPERMARKET campaign is linking up Fair Trade advocates with stores in their local communities to keep pressure on supermarkets to carry and promote more Fair Trade products. Sign up to Adopt-A-Supermarket today. Tell us which store you are adopting and the location of the store.

www.coopamerica.org/programs/fairtrade/whatyoucando/supermarketcampaign.cfm...


Affiliates

- Acme Markets, Inc. (Division) - Malvern, PA
- Albertson's Inc.-Southern California Division (Division) - Fullerton, CA
- Albertson's Intermountain Division - Salt Lake City, UT

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- Albertson's Intermountain Division - Salt Lake City, UT
- Albertson's, Inc.-Drug Store Operations (Division) - Scottsdale, AZ
- Albertson's, Inc.-Oregon Division (Division) - Portland, OR
- Albertson's, Inc.-Rocky Mountain Division - Aurora, CO
- Albertson's, Inc.-Western Washington Division - Bellevue, WA
- Albertsons Division Office (Division) - Fort Worth, TX
- Albertsons, Inc.-Northern California Division - San Leandro, CA
- Jewel Food Stores, Inc. - Melrose Park, IL
- Jewel-Osco - Melrose Park, IL
- Sav-on
- Shaw's Supermarkets, Inc. (Division) - West Bridgewater, MA

Contact Albertson's


Albertson's
Boise, ID 83706 USA

Phone: 208-395-6200

Web: www.albertsons.com/

Alerts

Labor

In January 2005, a California judge granted class-action status to a lawsuit brought by former employees of Albertsons who claim t…

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In January 2005, a California judge granted class-action status to a lawsuit brought by former employees of Albertsons who claim the company failed to pay departing workers promptly, as required by California law. Under the class action status as many as 118,000 former Albertson's, Sav-on and Lucky employees would be able to seek similar penalties. The case was settled in September 2008, with Albertsons making $15 million in payments to over 200,000 affected class members and $3.5 million in attorneys' fees.

-- Albertson's, 09/19/2008

Source URL: www.albpenalties.com/


Southern California has witnessed considerable labor tension between grocery chains and the powerful United Food and Commercial Wo…

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Southern California has witnessed considerable labor tension between grocery chains and the powerful United Food and Commercial Workers (UFCW.) Claiming that Wal-Mart’s lack of union labor is making it impossible to compete—even though Wal-Mart accounts for only one percent of California’s grocery market—Kroger(Ralphs), Albertson’s and Safeway(Vons) have repeatedly attempted to force the union into accepting inferior contracts and sacrificing their healthcare plans. In 2003-2004 Safeway-led efforts to curtail worker’s health plans resulted in a UFCW strike against Safeway, and immediately after the launch of the strike against Safeway, workers were locked out by Albertsons and Krogers, leaving more than 70,000 workers on strike or locked out.

-- United Food and Commercial Workers, 09/12/2007

Source URL: www.ufcw.org/hold_the_line/facts_and_news/facts.cfm


In 2006, supermarket chain Albertsons announced plans to close 100 stores or 16 percent of its locations because they were no long…

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In 2006, supermarket chain Albertsons announced plans to close 100 stores or 16 percent of its locations because they were no longer profitable. Supervalu Inc, a Minnesota-based grocery retailer and distributor, bought more than 1,100 Albertsons stores, bringing Supervalu closer to its goal of becoming the nation's largest grocers. Shareholders had approved this sale on May 30, 2006, with 98 percent of Albertson's voting shareholders and 92.6 percent of Supervalu shareholders in favor. CVS, the number 2 drugstore company, acquired all of Albertsons' 700 stand-alone drugstores.

-- Los Angeles Times, 06/08/2006

Source URL: none available


In December 2004, Albertson's was one of three supermarket companies that agreed to pay $22.4 million to settle a class-action law…

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In December 2004, Albertson's was one of three supermarket companies that agreed to pay $22.4 million to settle a class-action lawsuit by janitors who alleged they were illegally classified as subcontractors and underpaid at hundreds of Southern California stores. The payment will be split between 2,100 janitors who worked at Albertson's, Ralphs Grocery and Vons supermarkets between 1994 and 2001. They will receive payouts ranging from $4,500 to $9,300, depending on where they worked and for how long, according to attorneys. The supermarkets had stated that they weren't responsible for the janitors' schedules. The janitors worked for a national contracting firm, Building One Service Solutions, which used more than 200 subcontractors. The supermarkets agreed three years ago to bring janitors up to union wages by hiring them or hiring union contractors.

-- Associated Press, 12/07/2004

Source URL: none available


Ethics and Governance

In 2008 the privacy rights advocacy group Privacy Rights Clearinghouse (PRC), was allowed to proceed with a 2004 lawsuit against A…

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In 2008 the privacy rights advocacy group Privacy Rights Clearinghouse (PRC), was allowed to proceed with a 2004 lawsuit against Albertson’s Inc. and pharmacy subsidiaries citing a violation of California’s Confidential Medical Information Act. Plaintiffs in the suit claim that Albertson’s used sensitive customer information to engage in specialized marketing campaigns, sending messages from major pharmaceutical companies to consumers based on their records. The suit states that Albertson’s presented the marketing material as if they belonged to the company, when in fact the pharmaceutical companies themselves had primarily written the messages. Also included in the suit is information that drug companies paid Albertson’s $4.50 for each letter to customers, and for phone calls as much as $15 each.

-- California Health Advocates, 06/18/2008

Source URL: www.cahealthadvocates.org/news/drugs/2008/isyour.html


The EEOC filed another racial bias class-action lawsuit against Albertson's in March 2008.…

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The EEOC filed another racial bias class-action lawsuit against Albertson's in March 2008. The lawsuit is the second filed by the Commission over alleged discriminatory processes at Albertson's Aurora, Colorado distribution center. Filed on behalf of current and former employees, the EEOC alleges that black and Hispanic employees in Aurora were denied promotions, medical benefits, and equal treatment based on their race.

-- Denver Business Journal, 04/01/2008

Source URL: www.denverpost.com/business/ci_8762990


After Kroger(Ralphs), Safeway(Vons) and Albertson’s formed a mutual aid agreement during the 2003-2004 United Food and Commercial …

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After Kroger(Ralphs), Safeway(Vons) and Albertson’s formed a mutual aid agreement during the 2003-2004 United Food and Commercial Workers(UFCW) strike and lockout, the California Attorney General brought an antitrust suit against the three chains. The Attorney General alleged that the mutual aid agreement, which sought to mitigate the effects of the strike through profit sharing, “violated antitrust laws and hurt consumers by discouraging competitive pricing.” Despite the pending charges, in 2007 the three chains again threatened to form a mutual aid agreement when it appeared that labor negotiations would break down.

-- Ventura County Star, 04/05/2007

Source URL: none available


The Equal Employment Opportunity Commission(EEOC) charged Albertson’s in 2006 with allowing racial abuse aimed at blacks and Hispa…

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The Equal Employment Opportunity Commission(EEOC) charged Albertson’s in 2006 with allowing racial abuse aimed at blacks and Hispanics to go unpunished at a Colorado distribution center, as well as excluding blacks and Hispanics from the distribution center’s most desirable positions. The EEOC first attempted to reach a settlement with Albertsons, but is now pursuing a class action lawsuit.

-- Denver Post, 06/06/2006

Source URL: none available


In 2005, Albertsons Chairman and CEO earned a salary of $9,290,000.…

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In 2005, Albertsons Chairman and CEO earned a salary of $9,290,000.

-- Forbes, 06/27/1905

Source URL: www.afl-cio.org/corporateamerica/paywatch/ceou/database.cfm?tkr=ABS&pg...


In 2007, Albertson’s settled a sexual harassment lawsuit filed in 2004 by the U.S.…

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In 2007, Albertson’s settled a sexual harassment lawsuit filed in 2004 by the U.S. Equal Employment Opportunity Commission. The suit alleged that female employees were subjected to sexual and racial harassment at a Chicago area Jewel-Osco supermarket. Under the terms of the settlement, three women who filed complaints with the EEOC will each receive $60,000, and a fourth will receive $20,000. Other employees of the same store were hesitant to participate in the suit for fear of losing their jobs, and the EEOC alleged that some were asked by their employer to sign affidavits that denied the harassment claims.

-- Daily South Town, 06/28/2007

Source URL: www.zoominfo.com/people/Decamp_Aaron_857751338.aspx


Health and Safety

In California in January 2004, the Environmental Working Group and the Center for Environmental Health presented a notice of inten…

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In California in January 2004, the Environmental Working Group and the Center for Environmental Health presented a notice of intent to file an anti-toxin lawsuit against two B.C. salmon farms, Marine Harvest and the Stolt Sea Farm group, along with 48 additional U.S. and Canadian salmon farms, fish processors and grocery chains, including Albertson’s. The companies have been accused of failing to warn consumers that the fish contained what the two environmental groups defined as potentially dangerous levels of cancer-causing chemicals known as PCBs. The two groups were petitioning salmon farmers to stop feeding practices that lead to high concentrations of PCBs -- chemicals known to cause cancer, reproductive harm and nervous-system damage.

-- Vancouver Sun, 01/23/2004

Source URL: none available


Ethics and Governance

In 2002, two weeks after Safeway agreed to follow tougher standards regarding animal welfare, Kroger and Albertson’s followed suit…

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In 2002, two weeks after Safeway agreed to follow tougher standards regarding animal welfare, Kroger and Albertson’s followed suit and announced that they too would acknowledge People for the Ethical Treatment of Animals' (PETA) requests for new guidelines regarding animal treatment and processing.

-- PETA, 06/05/2007

Source URL: www.peta.org/about/victoryItem.asp?id=93