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Albertsons, LLC | Company Profile, Marketing Contacts, Media Spend, Brands

AB Acquisition LLC, DBA Albertsons, is headquartered in Boise, ID and operates as fourteen retail division out of three regional offices. It is one of North America's largest grocery companies

Main Telephone (208) 395-6200
Main Fax (208) 395-6110
Primary Address
250 East Parkcenter Boulevard
Boise, ID 83706

Albertsons, LLC Contacts

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Bob M. Chairman & Chief Executive Officer - Albertsons & Safeway ID
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Email: *****@*******.***
Main Phone: (208) 395-6200
Direct Phone: *** **** ***   ext: ****
Direct Fax: *** **** ***
Assistant Name: ** **** ***
Assistant Phone: *** **** ***
Address: 250 East Parkcenter Boulevard
Boise, ID

Bob D. Executive Vice President & Chief Financial Officer ID
Robert T. President - United Supermarkets Division ID
Lori R. President - Southern California Division, South Region ID
Shane S. Chief Marketing & Merchandising Officer ID

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Associated Brands

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Jewel-Osco *

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Score 60 – On the Brink: Albertsons to focus on local loyalty, digital marketing post-IPO

Subject: local marketing, TV, social media, display and signage, radio, email, direct mail, SEO

Company: Safeway in Jan. 2015. The purchase created a company with more than 2,230 stores in 34 states and DC. AB Acquisition LLC stores include Albertsons, Safeway, Vons, Jewel-Osco, Shaw's, Acme, Tom Thumb, Randalls, United, Pavilions, Star Market, Market Street, Amigos and Carrs. 

Opportunity: On Tuesday, the country’s second largest grocery chain filed an IPO with the SEC. From a marketing perspective, the local presence and national scale gives Albertsons a competitive advantage in brand recognition, customer loyalty and purchasing, marketing and advertising. According to SEC filings, Albertsons local marketing teams will set brand strategy and communicate brand message to customers through direct mail, radio, email and web applications,MyMixx personalization, TV, social media, display and signage, search engines and weekly inserts. The company also intends to develop “cutting-edge” loyalty and digital marketing programs, as well as expand its online and home delivery options. It looks like there are dollars available for every type of seller, so those in Albertsons local markets should reach out now. 

We hear that Albertsons and Safeway have consolidated digital media buying and planning with here). Normally, a shift would bring a company’s score down, but as this was already Albertsons media buying agency, there is still a chance that other agency movement could come down the road. 


Additional Insight

Executive Appointments: In April, Albertsons and Safeway announced the post-acquisition executive team, including CMO Shane Sampson (more here).

Media Spend: According to Kantar Media, Albertsons' spent $15.8 million on measured media in 2014 ( a 20.4% decrease from 2013). Most of this was allocated to radio ads ($5.7 million), while print ads received $4.7 million and broadcast $3.9 million. The remainder was dedicated to digital, out-of-home and Hispanic ads.

In 2014, Safeway spent $61.8 million on measured media (a 40.1% decrease from 2013). Like Albertsons, most of Safeway's spend was allocated to radio ads ($30.3 million). Broadcast spend totaled $15.4 million, while print spend was $8.1 million, out-of-home was $4.5 million and digital spend was $3.4 million.

According to Moat, 48% of Albertsons' 2014 standard display ads were purchased directly from the publisher. Top ad destinations include:, and For Safeway, it was only 10% that were purchased directly from sites such as, and For digital ads, Albertsons tends to front-load spend in Q1, while Safeway's digital spend stays pretty flat until the late summer through the fall.

Albertsons LLC 
250 E. Parkcenter Blvd.
Boise, ID 83706
(208) 395-6200

Shane Sampson 
Chief Marketing & Merchandising Officer
(208) 395-6200