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Safeway Inc.

Safeway Inc
Company nameSafeway Inc.
Company typePublic (NYSE - SWY)
Slogan"Ingredients for life"
IndustryRetail (Grocery)
FoundedAmerican Falls, Idaho, U.S. (1915)
HeadquartersPleasanton, California, U.S.
No. of locations1,725 (among all nameplates)
Key peopleSteven Burd, CEO and Chairman
ProductsBakery, dairy, delicatessen, dry cleaning, frozen foods, fuel, grocery, lottery, pharmacy, photographic processing, produce, seafood, snack food, liquor, flowers, and Western Union
Revenue(+) US$41.05 Billion (FY 2010)
Net income(+) US$+589 Million (FY 2010)
Total assets(+) US$15.148 Billion (FY 2010)
Total equity(+) US$4.997 Billion (FY 2010)
Employees186,000 (end 2009)

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Safeway Inc. (NYSE - SWY), a Fortune 500 company, is North America's second largest supermarket chain after Kroger Co., with, as of December 2009, 1,725 stores located throughout the western and central United States and western Canada. It also operates some stores in the Mid-Atlantic region of the Eastern Seaboard. The company is headquartered in Pleasanton, California. Supermarket News ranked Safeway No. 4 in the 2011 "Top 75 North American Food Retailers" based on 2010 fiscal year estimated sales of $41 billion. Based on 2009 revenue, Safeway is the 11th largest retailer in the United States.

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