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Albertsons Companies Statistics & Facts

Albertsons Companies, Inc. is a grocery company operating in the United States that was founded in Boise, Idaho by Joe Albertson in 1939. The company expanded its business activities over the years, opening its 100th store in the early 1960s. Today, Albertsons Companies operates over 2,270 stores throughout the United States and employs around 300,000 people, making it one of the largest supermarket chains in North America. The square footage of most Albertsons stores exceeds 50,000 square feet and often include many amenities such as pharmacies, bakeries, coffeeshops, salad bars and sometimes in-store banks. This boosts the company’s position in the industry, where it was ranked fifth based on sales per store of the leading supermarkets in 2019.

Key figures of Albertsons

Albertsons’ net sales and other revenues exceeded 69 billion U.S. dollars in 2020, with its pharmacy segment generating around 5.2 billion U.S. dollars in segment revenues in that year. The company’s operating income experienced a sharp increase from 359 million U.S. dollars in 2015 to more than 1.6 billion U.S. dollars in 2020.

These financial results allow the company to position itself among the leading players in the industry, where U.S. grocery store sales were valued at more than 760 billion U.S. dollars in 2020. While Walmart was the leading retailer in terms of sales, Albertsons ranked tenth, although still lagging behind the sales of supermarket giant Kroger.

Coronavirus impact

In the aftermath of the coronavirus outbreak in early 2020, Albertsons witnessed a decline in monthly grocery store visits, as an increasing share of consumers moved their grocery shopping online during the pandemic. Indeed, the number of American consumers using grocery delivery and pickup surged in March and April 2020 compared to August 2019.

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In the following 4 chapters, you will quickly find the 24 most important statistics relating to "Albertsons Companies".

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