M.B., 1915 Skaggs, an ambitious young man in American Falls, a small town in Idaho, bought from his father a tiny grocery store. M.B.’s business strategy, giving value to its customers and expanding by maintaining a narrow profit margin, proved a spectacular success. He had opened 428 Skaggs stores in ten states by 1926. B.M. The size of his business nearly doubled that year when he merged with 322 Safeway (formerly Selig) stores and incorporated the company as Safeway, Inc. Two years on M.B. Listed on New York Stock Exchange as Safeway. B.M. He did not let Great Depression difficulties dilute his pioneering focus on customer value. Safeway implemented pound-by-pound food pricing in the 1930s, incorporated perishable “sale by” dates to ensure freshness, nutritional labeling, and even built some of the first parking lots.

B.M. Skagg ‘s dream of meaning also powers Safeway, but on a much larger scale. Today Safeway operates as a banner of Albertsons Companies, one of the United States ‘ largest food and drug retailers. The company operates stores across 35 states and the District of Columbia under 20 well-known brands with both a strong local presence and regional scope. By making a positive difference, community by community, Albertsons Businesses is dedicated to helping people around the country lead healthier lives. The company, along with the Albertsons Companies Foundation, gave almost $300 million in food and financial support in 2017 alone. Such efforts have benefited millions in the fields of food relief, healthcare, cancer care and treatment, disability programs, and outreach to veterans.

They are obsessed with running really great stores and are a critical component of that mission to our suppliers. They want our stores to be full, new, quick, friendly & clean, providing the highest quality fresh foods and legendary customer service possible.

This Safeway is a great grocery store. In the section of the product, all are addressed very thoughtfully; whoever is in charge of it should be very proud.

They have loads of specialty items: large gluten-free sections with most items on sale, natural hormone-free lunch meats, all-natural frozen items, exotic rare fruits, and a very good bulk section similar to Sprouts and Whole Foods. They do have bulk teas that look pretty good too. This Safeway is a step above all else. No grim queues and plenty of parking.

Walnut Creek has some of the best shopping COVID-safe grocery shopping destinations in the entire area.  Our Top 9 List includes:

  • Nob Hill Foods
  • Sprouts Farmers Market 
  • Lunardi’s Markets
  • Sunnyvale Market & Deli
  • Whole Foods Market
  • Kasra Market 
  • Trader Joe’s
  • Diablo Oriental Foods

Click on the name for our articles introducing each one of these amazing locations!