About The Vons Companies Inc
The Vons Companies shares Southern California's crowded dinner table with some big and hungry rivals. The company operates about 275 stores primarily in Southern California, which is also home to
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In January 2015, parent company Safeway was acquired by Albertsons for a total price of $9.2 billion. The deal expanded Albertson's reach in the Bay Area and Northern California, where Safeway had 251 stores.
In December of that year, Albertson's began to shed some of Vons' stores in Los Angeles with the sale of 28 Albertsons, Pavilion, and Vons stores to
Vons.com offers online shopping and delivery services to customers in the San Gabriel Valley and other areas of Southern California and as well as the Greater Las Vegas, Nevada, area. Vons.com is operated by
Vons operates about 260 stores in Southern California and another 14 in Nevada. Major markets for the chain include Los Angeles, San Diego, Orange County, and Las Vegas.
However, after the deep recession in the US, many Vons shoppers apparently are opting for low prices over amenities. As a result, the regional supermarket chain has seen its customer buying less, trading down to less expensive brands, and increasingly shopping at discounters, such as Wal-Mart Supercenters and limited assortment
To pamper its customers, Vons offers in-store banking facilities, one-hour photo labs, video rentals, and store-within-a-store restaurants in some supermarkets. Its roughly 30 Pavilions stores feature larger selections of meat, seafood, and wine (and even provide wine stewards). Pavilions also feature in-store Panda Express Chinese fast-food restaurants.
Like other Safeway-owned chains, Vons sells its parent company's lines of dairy products and other private-label merchandise under the Safeway SELECT, Signature, O Organics, and Rancher's Reserve brands, among others.
5918 STONERIDGE MALL RD
Pleasanton, CA 94588-3229
Phone: 1 (626) 821-7000
Employer Type: Privately Owned
Employees (This Location): 900
Employees (All Locations): 29,700