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December 3, 2007 |
The union representing 25,000 Safeway Inc. grocery workers in Northern California says a scheduled strike vote has been called off because a new contract agreement has been reached. The deal announced early Sunday by the United Food and Commercial Workers union covers employees at about 300 stores in the region's largest grocery store chain. Details of the four-year accord were not released. Safeway store employees were working under a contract extension that expired Saturday.
July 31, 1997 |
A San Ramon couple sued Safeway Inc. and a fruit distributor, claiming at least 10 people were sickened with the cyclospora parasite after eating raspberries. The suit, filed in Contra Costa County Superior Court in Martinez on behalf of Ron and Carmen Haydel, also names Driscoll Strawberry Associates, a Watsonville fruit distributor.
July 11, 2006 |
Safeway Inc. was dismissed Monday from an antitrust suit claiming that the company and two of its competitors used a mutual-aid agreement to lessen the effect of the supermarket labor dispute in Southern California that ended more than two years ago. Safeway's Vons unit, which operates some of the Southern California stores that were involved in the 4 1/2 -month dispute, is still a defendant in the lawsuit brought by California Atty. Gen. Bill Lockyer. U.S.
July 11, 1986 |
Safeway Stores, which is the object of a takeover attempt by Dart Group, said Thursday that earnings declined 8.6% in the second quarter. For the 12 weeks ended June 14, Safeway had net earnings of $45.6 million, compared to $49.9 million in the same period of 1985. Safeway's earnings would have been even lower if the company hadn't taken advantage of an accounting change that recognized the overfunding of the company's retirement plans. That change added $8.
January 13, 2004 |
Safeway Inc., the third-largest U.S. supermarket company, said Monday that it would close 12 unprofitable Dominick's stores in and around Chicago that employ about 800 workers after failing to find a buyer for the chain. The store closings will result in as much as $55 million in pretax costs in the first quarter to exit leases, according to Safeway, which is headquartered in Pleasanton, Calif. The company didn't say how many jobs would be eliminated.
July 18, 1985 |
Attempting to cater to a consumer preference for jumbo supermarkets, Safeway Stores Inc. said Wednesday that it is closing some of its smaller, less profitable stores in Orange and Los Angeles counties and building larger "super stores." On July 6, one store in Santa Ana and another in Bellflower were closed. This weekend, two other stores, in Huntington Beach and Cerritos, will be shut down. Another, unidentified Orange County store is expected to be closed later this year.
October 1, 1999 |
Shares of Safeway Inc. tumbled after the firm disappointed investors by matching Wall Street earnings estimates for its fiscal third quarter. Pleasanton, Calif.-based Safeway, the nation's second-largest supermarket chain, said its profit rose 15% in the latest quarter to $223.4 million, or 44 cents a share. The results matched the average estimate of analysts surveyed by First Call Corp. but they were less than estimates of 46 cents published on the StreetIQ Web site, http://www.streetiq.com.
July 29, 1999 |
Safeway Inc., under pressure from Wall Street to continue growing, said it will spend $1.4 billion to open as many as 75 new stores and remodel 250 others next year. The announcement is part of the No. 3 U.S. supermarket company's plan to boost earnings 15% over the next five years. That target does not include additional earnings from the planned acquisition of Houston-based Randall's Food Markets, announced last week.
May 14, 1986 |
Safeway Stores said Tuesday that it has reshuffled its top management to give two key executives broader exposure to the company's retailing operations. Under the plan approved by the firm's board, E. Richard Jones relinquished his post as executive vice president in charge of information services and planning, as well as his spot in the company's five-member office of the chairman.
July 4, 2001 |
Safeway Inc. and Albertson's Inc. reached an agreement Tuesday with union negotiators on a contract that will grant 10,000 grocery store workers in Northern California raises of as much as $1.50 a hour over three years, the union said. Albertson's, the No.