Albertsons

The Save Mart in Pacific Grove was one of several former Albertsons stores acquired in 2007. (Amin Eshaiker, Wikimedia Commons)

Robert Piccinini, CEO Of California’s Largest Family-Owned Supermarket Chain Dies At 73

Piccinini, who stepped down as chief executive officer in September, oversaw the transformation of Save Mart from a Central Valley chain into a $4.5 billion regional competitor.

14 hours ago

Safeway store in Morgan Hill. (CBS)

Safeway To Be Acquired By Albertsons Parent Company

Safeway says it has agreed to be acquired by an investment group led by Cerberus Capital Management, the owner of Albertsons and several other supermarket chains.

03/06/2014

self checkout

Grocers Ditch Self-Checkout Lanes Over Customer Service, Shoplifting Fears

Retail security experts have found theft — intentional or not — can be as much as five times higher with self-checkout than with human cashiers.

04/09/2012

Raw ground beef (CBS)

Bay Area Chains Listed Among Those Who Sell Meat Containing ‘Pink Slime’

Pink slime is the meat filler made from slaughterhouse scraps that is treated with ammonia. The filler, treated with ammonium hydroxide gas, is used to destroy bacteria in raw meat.

03/19/2012