Safeway Inc.

American supermarket chain

Safeway, Inc. NYSESWY is the third-largest supermarket chain in North America. The company has around 198,000 employees worldwide. In some of the Safeway stores, they have fuel stations where they allow customers to use a phone number or club (loyalty) card to receive fuel savings. Safeway stores also have a Safeway ATM Network. The name "Safeway" came from a contest that was held in 1925 to develop a name for the store and Safeway was chosen. Safeway has stores in the United States, Canada, United Kingdom, Australia, West Germany, Mexico, Saudi Arabia and Kuwait.

Safeway Inc.
Company typePublic (NYSE: SWY)
FoundedAmerican Falls, Idaho, U.S. in 1915
HeadquartersPleasanton, California, U.S.
Key people
Steven Burd, Chairman and CEO
Revenue40.9 Billion US dollars (2009)
Number of employees
197,000 (2008)
A 21 century Safeway in Sunnyvale, California

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