BOISE, Idaho, April 28, 2016 /3BL Media/ - The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) today named Albertsons Companies (Albertsons) winner of its prestigious Safer Choice Partner of the Year Award for the company’s commitment to increasing awareness of the EPA’s Safer Choice Program for sustainable products.
BOISE, Idaho, April 18, 2016 /3BL Media/ — Albertsons Companies announced today that it will provide free hearing tests to customers in 24 stores using a unique testing kiosk developed by Hearing Wellness Network. The diagnostic test expands Albertsons Companies’ health and wellness services to customers by offering a quick and easy method to diagnose possible problems and promote hearing awareness. Kiosks are now available as part of a pilot program at participating Albertsons, ACME, Jewel-Osco, Safeway, Shaw’s, Star Market and Tom Thumb stores.
This April 22nd marks the 46th anniversary of Earth Day. While this is a key day to celebrate environmental achievements, it’s also important to recognize our role as environmental stewards each and every day. This is something that Albertsons Companies and our family of stores (including ACME, Albertsons, Safeway, Shaw’s, Star, United, and others) takes seriously all year round through the conscientious reduction, reuse, and recycling of all our materials. Plastic is a great example.
It’s just not environmental advocates who are talking about sustainable seafood these days. Concerned chefs, supermarket executives and suppliers are taking action to ensure that seafood is responsibly sourced and served.
BOISE, Idaho, March 1, 2016 /3BL Media/ – Albertsons Companies announced today it will be working with its suppliers toward a goal of sourcing only cage-free eggs for its store operations by 2025, based on available supply. The company, among the first and largest in the conventional retail grocery sector to make such a commitment, is making the move not only as part of its ongoing commitment to animal welfare but also in response to customer buying habits.
March 8th is International Women’s Day, and while this day means different things to different people, it’s often seen as a time to reflect on progress and celebrate as women continue to make meaningful contributions to social, economic, cultural, and political achievements worldwide.
Palm oil is one of the most widely used vegetable oils, accounting for ~65% of all vegetable oil traded internationally. It can be found in thousands of products, from food items like baked goods and ice cream to personal care products such as cosmetics, shampoos and detergents. Palm oil is derived from the fruit of oil palm trees which are found in tropical regions such as Indonesia and Malaysia. Oil palm trees are known for yielding more oil from less land than any other vegetable oil.
We are proud to announce that as of year-end 2015, 77% of Safeway’s fresh and frozen seafood and 99% of private label frozen packaged seafood met our Responsible Sourcing Commitment. Since setting this ambitious goal in 2010, Safeway (including Carrs, Randalls, Tom Thumb, Vons, and Pavilions) has transitioned over 29 million pounds of seafood to environmentally responsible sources.