BIG news for all you Safeway and Albertsons shoppers! Yesterday afternoon, Safeway and Albertsons announced a definitive merger agreement which will result in a network that includes over 2,400 stores (no store closures are expected as a result of this transaction). According to the Press Release, here is what customers can expect…
The Merger will enable Albertsons and Safeway to implement operational best practices in order to offer customers an enhanced shopping experience and more competitive prices. Realizing substantial cost savings will allow for investments that are expected to benefit customers, including price reductions as well as store remodels and refurbishments. The diversified network will allow for a broader assortment of products, enhanced fresh and perishable offerings, and expanded private label alternatives for customers.
What are your thoughts on this merger? Do you think it will be positive for customers and do you think it will impact couponers?
(Thanks, Alissa & Deanna!)