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Albertsons Companies Pharmacies Switch to Recycled Prescription Bag

New bags will save more than 5,000 trees each year
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BOISE, Idaho, October 4, 2019 /3BL Media/ – Albertsons Companies pharmacies are swapping white for brown as they transition from traditional white prescription bags to a new recycled brown bag at 1,700+ locations across the United States. The switch to the more sustainable bag is expected to save more than 5,000 trees annually.

Albertsons Companies Celebrates National Coffee Day With a Commitment to Sustainability

100% of O Organics® coffee will be certified sustainable by mid-2020
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September 29 is National Coffee Day, and with 63% of Americans drinking coffee, we all know people who will be celebrating with a cup of their favorite morning pick-me-up. This year, O Organics® coffee drinkers can also celebrate that all of their favorite coffee products will soon be certified sustainable.

Albertsons Companies Receives EPA Safer Choice Partner of the Year Award for the Third Year

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BOISE, Idaho, September 25, 2019 /3BL Media/—The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) today awarded Albertsons Companies the esteemed Safer Choice Partner of the Year Award for leadership in furthering safer chemistry and increasing awareness of safer chemicals for consumer products.

Albertsons Companies Offers Customers Easy Home Opioid Drug Disposal Option at Nearly 1,800 Locations

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As part of its commitment to prevent opioid misuse, Albertsons Companies now offers DisposeRx—an at-home, eco-friendly medication disposal service—at its nearly 1,800 pharmacy counters in 34 states and Washington, D.C. Albertsons Cos. banners with pharmacies offering DisposeRx include Albertsons, Safeway, Vons, Jewel-Osco, Shaw's, Acme, Tom Thumb, Randalls, United Supermarkets, Pavilions, Star Market, Haggen and Carrs.

Albertsons Improves the Retail Experience for Dogs

By Retail Info Systems News
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"At Albertsons, we are always looking for ways to better serve our customers," said John Colgrove, Albertsons Companies Intermountain division president. "Having DogSpot houses available at our two Albertsons stores will offer our customers who are running errands with their pets a safe and comfortable option for them while they do their shopping."

Continue reading the story on Retail Info Systems News.

Feed Our Kids. Fuel Our Future. Albertsons Companies and Albertsons Companies Foundation Begin Sixth-Annual Hunger Is Campaign to Raise Money for Breakfast Programs for Kids.

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BOISE, Idaho,  September 4, 2019 /3BL Media/ — After raising $30.2 million since 2014 to transform the lives of 200,000 children in need, Albertsons Companies and Albertsons Companies Foundation are once again teaming up with their customers across the country to help make sure every kid starts the day with a healthy breakfast.

Safeway-Albertsons Distribution Center Showcases Sustainability

By Christopher Keizur
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Gresham's Safeway-Albertsons Regional Distribution Center showed how being green can be implemented on a massive scaleduring a monthly gathering of like-minded business owners and community members last week.[...]

Daryl Woods, director of distribution for Safeway-Albertsons Regional Distribution Center said the key is using smart practices to lower the facility's footprint, while also discovering cost savings in all aspects of the business. 

Albertsons Companies Fulfills Pledge to End Use of Eel (Unagi) in Sushi 3½ Years Ahead of Planned Deadline

Company celebrates World Oceans Day by furthering its commitment to seafood sustainability and protecting a declining species
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BOISE, Idaho, June 6, 2019 /3BL Media/ – Albertsons Companies, an industry leader in seafood sustainability, announced today that it completed the phase-out of freshwater eel (unagi) from sushi products 3½ years ahead of its self-imposed deadline of year-end 2022.

The nation’s second-largest supermarket company vowed in 2018 to eliminate the popular product because wild eel populations are in dangerous decline and the process of raising farmed eel is equally unsustainable for the species and the oceans.

Albertsons Companies Unveils New Pledge to Reduce Plastic Use in Packaging

Company announces that 100% of its Own Brands packaging will be recyclable, reusable, or industrially compostable by 2025
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BOISE, Idaho, April 22, 2019 /3BL Media/ -- Albertsons Companies today announced a broad plastic waste reduction pledge to advance sustainability throughout the company, starting with its extensive Own Brands portfolio.

The new commitment furthers the circular economy for packaging at the company’s 2,300 Albertsons, Safeway, Vons, Jewel-Osco, Tom Thumb, Shaw’s, Star Market, ACME Markets, Randalls, Haggen, and other banner stores.

Albertsons Companies Plastics and Packaging Pledge

Albertsons Companies’ Open Nature® Brand Expands Sustainable Portfolio with New Compostable and Bamboo Products

Introducing 17 new superior-quality “eco picnic” tableware and bamboo products to complement recently added line of compostable coffee pods and biodegradable household cleaners
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BOISE, Idaho, April 25, 2019 /3BL Media/ – Albertsons Companies’ Own Brands is elevating environmental stewardship and helping consumers live green with the launch of compostable and earth-friendly products in the popular Open Nature® brand.

Coinciding with the beginning of Earth Month, the unveiling of the new eco picnic wares continues a long history of responsible environmental practices and broad selections of better-for-you and sustainable Own Brands products throughout the store.

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