Safeway, an American supermarket chain, was founded in 1915 and has become a leader in the industry and was a major presence in the western and central parts of the United States. Since its beginning the company has invested heavily in the organics trend, offering different fruit and vegetable options as well as other organic goods. Establishing itself as one of the top supermarkets, Safeway continues to be a top choice by families today.

Hours and Locations

Most Safeway grocery chains have the same hours of operations opening at 5:00am and closing at 12:00am Monday through Sunday.  There are a few locations, in more populated cities, that are open 24/7. Even though most of the units operate by this schedule it is always best to research the closest location to you before paying a visit. It is also important to keep in mind usual hours might differ on holidays like New Year's day, Memorial Day, Labor Day, Thanksgiving, Christmas, Good Friday and Black Friday. is often used by people who are trying to find out if “there is a Safeway Grocery near me, that’s open today”.

Our grocery locator will help you find both the location and hours of operation of any store. With more than 1,300  locations spread throughout the western and central United States it is easy to find a chain if you are on that side of the country. This is especially true if you are visiting either California, Nevada, Hawaii, or Texas as each has over 100 stores.

5 Things You Didn’t Know About Safeway

Safeway’s popularity is predominantly focused on the west side of the United States. If you aren’t lucky enough to be located in this area it can be hard to familiarize yourself with the store. That’s why we have put together a list of 5 little  known facts below to help you get accustomed to the chain.

  1. Six brothers lead the company to a record expansion. Growing the company from 1 store to 428 in only 10 years.
  2. Safeway was one of the first grocery stores to operate on a cash-and-carry basis for their groceries.
  3. The chain was one of the first to price produce by the pound.
  4. On Fridays  several products are discounted to $5 or less.
  5. For every $1 that you spend you get 1 point towards fuel perks.

Products & Services

Operating as a food and drug retailer, Safeway offers a plethora of options to its customers. Throughout the store you can find different departments including the bakery, delicatessen, floral, seafood, and pharmacy. Most locations will also offer fuel centers and coffee from places such as Starbucks.

A Brief History

Safeway opened in 1915 by Marion Barton Skaggs when he bought his father’s grocery store. His plan to narrow profit margin afforded the company the opportunity to grow at a rapid rate. It only took 10 years before the chain was able to open more than 425 locations throughout central and western America. In 1926 the founder of the Merrill Lynch brokerage firm, came to Skaggs and offered him the opportunity to sell his company. Skaggs negotiated a merger with stock in the new company instead, setting the grocery chain on a path to continuous success for the next hundred years.

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