Sep. 22, 2016

How Albertsons’ top HR exec led his workforce through 2,700% growth

If you’re looking for an expert on leading employees through tremendous change, consider Andrew Scoggin. You’d be hard-pressed to find a human resources executive whose resume includes a steeper uphill climb.

Scoggin is the executive vice president of HR, labor relations, public affairs and government relations for Albertsons, the grocery chain based in Boise.

Albertsons in the past four years has transformed from a midsized company to the second-largest traditional grocer in the U.S. It also went from owning none of Idaho’s Albertsons stores (despite having its headquarters and roots in Boise — a quirk that confused many Idahoans) to owning all Albertsons stores in its home state and many other grocery-store chains nationwide.

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Jan. 30, 2017

Albertsons Companies Celebrates Adding 26,000 Jobs & 174 Stores

by Albertsons Companies

On the two-year anniversary of the merger that created the second-largest supermarket company in the U.S., Albertsons Companies announced that since the merger with Safeway, it has grown its workforce by 10 percent, creating 26,000 jobs; built or acquired 174 locations; increased healthy food and financial donations; and elevated its commitment to sustainability.

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Jul. 8, 2015

Albertsons Files for IPO of U.S. Grocery-Store Chain

Albertsons Cos., the grocery chain with more than 2,000 stores across the U.S., filed for an initial public offering. The planned IPO of Albertsons comes just six months after its private-equity owner, Cerberus Capital Management, completed a $9 billion acquisition of Safeway Inc. A combination of Albertsons and Safeway will be the second-largest grocery-store chain in the U.S. behind Kroger Co., according to PrivCo Media.

In addition to the Albertsons and Safeway brands, the Boise, Idaho-based company operates chains such as Vons, Jewel-Osco, United Supermarkets and Pavilions. Adjusting for the acquisition of Safeway, Albertsons posted sales of $57.5 billion last year, with net losses of $385 million, according to the filing.

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Sep. 30, 2016

Albertsons Companies Continues Expansion in Idaho

by Idaho Department of Commerce

Albertsons Companies, LLC (Albertsons), following an extensive remodel of its corporate headquarters here, announced today that it is continuing to relocate pharmacy support and add other corporate office positions to their Boise campus, which will result in a projected 300 new jobs and $38 million in new tax revenue to the State of Idaho.

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Jan. 30, 2015

Boise-based Albertsons completes $8B Safeway buy-out

by Amanda Watson

Boise-based Albertsons completes $8B Safeway buy-out

Big news for Boise-based Albertsons came in the way of a merger announcement this week. AB Acquisition LLC, the owner of Albertson’s LLC and New Albertson’s, Inc. (collectively “Albertsons”) and Safeway Inc. have completed their proposed merger, which will create a diversified network that includes 2,230 stores, 27 distribution facilities and 19 manufacturing plants with over 250,000 employees across 34 states and the District of Columbia.

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Jul. 1, 2015

Albertsons Stadium Earns National Sports Safety, Security Award

by Sherry Squires, Boise State University

Boise State University’s Albertsons Stadium has been recognized as one of the most secure sporting event venues on any college campus.

Albertsons Stadium will receive a Facility of Merit for Safety and Security award for security measures that were implemented during the 2014 football season, including the addition of metal detectors — 50 magnetometers and 75 hand wands. The addition of metal detectors came on the heels of a high-level game day security program that has been in place for years.

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