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Albertsons Companies Fulfills Pledge to End Use of Eel (Unagi) in Sushi 3½ Years Ahead of Planned Deadline

Company celebrates World Oceans Day by furthering its commitment to seafood sustainability and protecting a declining species
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BOISE, Idaho, June 6, 2019 /3BL Media/ – Albertsons Companies, an industry leader in seafood sustainability, announced today that it completed the phase-out of freshwater eel (unagi) from sushi products 3½ years ahead of its self-imposed deadline of year-end 2022.

The nation’s second-largest supermarket company vowed in 2018 to eliminate the popular product because wild eel populations are in dangerous decline and the process of raising farmed eel is equally unsustainable for the species and the oceans.

Albertsons Companies Unveils New Pledge to Reduce Plastic Use in Packaging

Company announces that 100% of its Own Brands packaging will be recyclable, reusable, or industrially compostable by 2025
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BOISE, Idaho, April 22, 2019 /3BL Media/ -- Albertsons Companies today announced a broad plastic waste reduction pledge to advance sustainability throughout the company, starting with its extensive Own Brands portfolio.

The new commitment furthers the circular economy for packaging at the company’s 2,300 Albertsons, Safeway, Vons, Jewel-Osco, Tom Thumb, Shaw’s, Star Market, ACME Markets, Randalls, Haggen, and other banner stores.

Albertsons Companies Plastics and Packaging Pledge

Albertsons Companies’ Open Nature® Brand Expands Sustainable Portfolio with New Compostable and Bamboo Products

Introducing 17 new superior-quality “eco picnic” tableware and bamboo products to complement recently added line of compostable coffee pods and biodegradable household cleaners
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BOISE, Idaho, April 25, 2019 /3BL Media/ – Albertsons Companies’ Own Brands is elevating environmental stewardship and helping consumers live green with the launch of compostable and earth-friendly products in the popular Open Nature® brand.

Coinciding with the beginning of Earth Month, the unveiling of the new eco picnic wares continues a long history of responsible environmental practices and broad selections of better-for-you and sustainable Own Brands products throughout the store.

Hunger, Help, and Hope: Albertsons Companies Highlights Food and Financial Outreach and Releases Community Impact Report for Foundation Giving

Customers and employees help contribute nearly $262 million to support important causes in 2018
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BOISE, Idaho, April 29, 2019 /3BL Media/ -- Albertsons Companies and Albertsons Companies Foundation today announced the results of a wide-ranging donation and community involvement effort to effect change in the neighborhoods they serve.

Through the hard work of its employees and generosity of its customers, the nation’s second-largest food and drug retailer contributed nearly $262 million in food and financial support to important causes in 2018, continuing a long history of grassroots and enterprise-wide outreach.

10 Quotes From People on the Frontlines for Equity

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International Women's Day (March 8) is a global recognition of the social, economic, cultural and political achievements of women. The day is also an annual call to action for accelerating gender parity, as evidenced by this year's theme, #BalanceforBetter. The theme underscores the need for gender balance in the workplace and government, gender balance in media and sports coverage, a balance in the distribution of wealth, and gender balance in all other areas of society.

Albertsons Offering Services to Help Battle Flu

By Michael Collett
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Originally posted on Local News 8 ABC

The latest flu report from the Center for Disease Control and Prevention shows Idaho as one of 45 states with widespread flu activity.

One grocery store is hoping to help with that.

Albertsons Companies: A Store Brands Success Story

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Originally publishd on Store Brands

“Geoff has put together a diverse team; everybody brings something different to the table,” says Nancy Cota, Albertsons’ vice president of Own Brands, who has spent 42 years in the grocery industry. “That’s what makes us so strong. And when you trust each other like we trust each other, you want to win together.”

Safeway and Albertsons Offer Discounts for Federal Workers

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Originally posted on KDRV

"We are happy to be able to help the many families impacted financially during the shutdown," said Greg McNiff, President of Oregon and Southwest Washington Safeway and Albertsons.

Christmas Eve Feast: Salvation Army and Safeway Serve Holiday Dinner

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Hundreds of people came together to enjoy a hot meal on Christmas Eve – that they may not otherwise have had this holiday. The Christmas Eve feast was meant to warm the hearts of those in need. This meal is provided by the Salvation Army and Safeway.
 
“Sometimes people are just down on their luck and a warm meal goes a long way,” said Todd Broderick, Safeway Denver Division President.

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