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About Randall's Food Markets, Inc.

For many Americans "going to Safeway" is synonymous with "going to the grocery store." Safeway is one of the nation's largest food retailers, with some 1,300 stores located mostly in the western, midwestern, and mid-Atlantic regions of the US. It also operates regional supermarket chains Vons (primarily in Southern California), Carrs (Alaska's largest retailer), and Randall's (Texas). The stores offer traditional supermarket items, as well as delivery, floral, gas, and pharmacy services at some locations. Safeway is part of Albertsons Companies, which includes some 2,300 total stores under a host of brand names.

Company Background

Founded in 1914 by Sam Seelig, Safeway had grown to about 300 stores in California and Hawaii by 1926. That year investment banker Charles Merrill, one of the founders of Merrill Lynch, bought Safeway. Merrill convinced M. B. Skaggs -- of the famous grocery retailing Skaggs family -- to become president, and his brother L. S. Skaggs (founder of what became American Stores) became VP. M. B. merged his 430 or so Skaggs stores with Safeway and took the Safeway name.

In 2015 Safeway became part of Albertsons Companies, creating one of the nation's largest food retailers with a combined 2,300 stores in about 35 US states.


Randall's Food Markets, Inc.

14610 Memorial Dr
Houston, TX 77079-7502
Phone: 1 (713) 268-3500

Firm Stats

Employer Type: Privately Owned