Albertsons operates grocery stores in 35 states and the District of Columbia under 20 banners, including Albertsons, Safeway, Vons, Jewel-Osco, Shaw's, Acme, Tom Thumb, Randalls, United Supermarkets, Pavilions, Star Market, Haggen and Carrs.
Albertsons opened its first Albertsons Express c-store in Eagle, Idaho, in 1997, Rachel Jones, fuel center sales manager for Albertsons’ Intermountain Division, told the Idaho Statesman.
In 2006, Albertsons sold 1,124 of its stores to Eden Prairie, Minn.-based SuperValu. In 2011, Supervalu divested 107 of its fuel centers. It sold 51 Albertsons fuel centers in California, Nevada, Oregon, Utah, Washington, Wyoming and Idaho to San Antonio-based Tesoro Corp. (now Andeavor) and 14 in Idaho to Boise-based Stinker Stores Inc.
It sold 27 Jewel-Osco fuel centers in the Chicago area to Laval, Quebec-based Alimentation Couche-Tard and 15 fuel centers—eight from Cub Foods in Minnesota, two from Hornbacher's in North Dakota and five from Albertsons in Montana—to Bloomington, Minn.-based Holiday Stationstores.
In 2015, after splitting from SuperValu, Albertsons bought Safeway and acquired a large number of gas stations operated at Safeway stores. The company now has 395 gas stations, Mark Schumacher, Albertsons’ senior director of fuel and convenience, told the Idaho Statesman.