Safeway Opens Three Bay Area Stores in One Day


In a move not seen in memory, or possibly ever, Safeway has opened three store in the Bay Area on the same day. New stores have been opened in Oakland, Walnut Creek & Pacifica. It is a credit to Safeway’s strong market position made possible by its employees efforts and Local 5’s commitment to fighting non-union stores that created the conditions to allow these openings.

By building new stores and increasing its presence Safeway will continue to be a dominant player in grocery in Northern California. This strategy would be a good one for other union retailers to follow. Please click here for a story on the openings.