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New Program Helps Families on Tight Budgets Afford Healthy Foods

by: WA Governor’s Office
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Complete Eats program allows SNAP participants to buy more fruits, vegetables

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Complete Eats program allows SNAP participants to buy more fruits, vegetables

Safeway, Albertsons Join Fight Against State's Opioid Crisis

by Joel Moreno
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Pharmacies at Safeways and Albertsons across the state began selling Narcan nasal spray to patients without requiring a prescription. The goal is to make a difference in the growing opioid crisis. “This is one of the single greatest services I have ever been involved in providing," said Dr. Amy Justham, the pharmacy manager at the Safeway in lower Queen Anne.

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Safeway Becomes First Food Retailer in California to Enroll in Manomet’s Grocery Stewardship Certification

Safeway enrolls 11 Northern California stores
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Safeway announced today that 11 grocery stores in Northern California have joined Manomet’s Grocery Stewardship Certification (GSC) program. These are the first stores in California to pilot this sustainability program. Enrollment in the GSC recognizes the company’s commitment to incorporating operational sustainability best practices in stores, reducing its environmental impact and saving resources.

Safeway and Albertsons Milk Promotion for Kids in Need

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Originally published on Krem

Second Harvest and the Dairy Farmers of Washington are partnering with local grocery stores for a Give-a-Gallon promotion this month for needy children...June 7 to 21 it will be at Safeway and Albertsons. 

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Colgate-Palmolive and the Mars Agency's Partnership Awarded Silver Effie For Sustainability-Focused Shopper Marketing Program

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Colgate-Palmolive and the Mars Agency’s “Turn Off the Water” campaign in Safeway’s Northern California stores was honored at the 2017 Effie Awards in the Single-Retailer Program: Supermarkets category.  The campaign implemented a regional integrated shopper marketing program to inspire consumers to conserve water at home. Award winners were recently recognized at the prestigious North American Effie Awards Gala in New York.

Ashland Safeway Re-Opens and Gives Back

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Originally published on KOBI5.com

Ashland’s new Safeway held its grand opening today.

As part of the celebration, the store’s director handed a thousand dollar check to the Ashland Emergency Food Bank.

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Celebrating Farmworkers Through Simple Purchases

Rethinking the way we shop this Farmworker Awareness Week
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Originally posted on Fair Trade USA

Because fruits and veggies are such a staple, it's easy to forget that behind each tomato, pineapple and grape is a person, a farmer or worker with a family and community. (..)

Albertsons Companies Celebrates Adding 26,000 Jobs & 174 Stores, and Increasing Support to Local Communities Since 2015 Merger with Safeway

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BOISE, Idaho, January 30, 2017 /3BL Media/ -- On the two-year anniversary of the merger that created the second-largest supermarket company in the U.S., Albertsons Companies announced that since the merger with Safeway, it has grown its workforce by 10 percent, creating 26,000 jobs; built or acquired 174 locations; increased healthy food and financial donations; and elevated its commitment to sustainability.

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