About Randall's Food Markets, Inc.
How did Randall's Food & Drugs become one of the largest regional supermarket chains in the US with stores in only a few areas of a single state? By locating them all in the big state of Texas. Known for offering slightly upscale shopping in wealthier neighborhoods, all of its stores are located in three of Texas' four biggest markets: Austin, Dallas/Fort Worth, and Houston. The grocer, which is owned by supermarket giant
The Dallas-Forth Worth Metroplex is the Texas chain's largest market, home to more than half of its 110 stores. Houston is home to about 35 Randall's supermarkets, which Austin hosts about a dozen.
While spilled milk isn't worth crying over, spilled market share has made Randall's and parent Safeway both a little teary. Tom Thumb and Randall's once led Dallas and Houston, respectively, in market share, and Randall's had the #2 spot in Austin. However, competition from supermarket giants
To hang on to market share and respond to demand for lower prices from strapped consumers the Texas chain finally followed its parent company's lead in 2009 by adopting Safeway's everyday-low-prices strategy. It was among the last of Safeway's many chains to do so. The company has also remodeled many of its stores to conform to Safeway's popular "lifestyle" format.
3663 BRIARPARK DR
Houston, TX 77042-5229
Phone: 1 (713) 268-3500
Employer Type: Privately Owned
Vice President Marketing: Ronnie Brennan
Bagger: Sean Kimes
Director, Public Relations: Kathy Lussier
Employees (This Location): 480
Employees (All Locations): 17,378