Having products that are better for you and the planet is an important priority for Albertsons Companies. Eating healthier is easy when you shop at our stores. You can find a large choice of high-quality and affordable products throughout our stores.
Learn more about some of our key priorities, including:
Buying local is just as important to Albertsons Companies as it is to you. We’ve spent decades nurturing partnerships with suppliers and farmers in our neighborhoods, helping to create jobs and allowing our communities to grow.
Albertsons Companies adheres to the highest standards in food quality and safety. We take a proactive approach to ensuring our products are safe for you and your family.
Our Own Brands
We want to make it easy for you to focus on health while leading a busy life — and the proof is right on our shelves. At your favorite local supermarket, you’ll find a growing selection of foods and household items under brands we created with your health and the planet in mind.
Protecting our oceans is critical for maintaining future availability of seafood, as well as the health of our planet. Our operating divisions across the nation are working with our sustainable seafood consulting partners at FishWise, to continue sourcing responsibly caught fish and achieving our goals.
Responsible Palm Oil Sourcing
At Albertsons Companies, we’re always working to improve the sustainability of our products and consider the impact of the ingredients we use. Palm oil is one such ingredient with well-known environmental and social consequences.
We engage our suppliers in meaningful ways to address human trafficking and collaborate on finding solutions to supply chain challenges.
At Albertsons Companies, we strive to maintain high animal welfare standards across all areas of our business. Our relationships with industry experts have guided our animal welfare policies. Our Animal Well-Being Advisory Council is made up of experts from academia and industry. We value their support and guidance on the humane treatment of animals.
As a grocer, providing what our customers want is at the heart of all the decisions we make. Simply put, we want to run really good stores where customers love to shop and can find the products they want, and part of that philosophy includes responsibly increasing the quantity of pork we source from vendors that have made commitments to transitioning to group-housed systems for their breeding sows. As our company has grown, we have also expanded the availability and quantity of our Open Nature pork products, which come exclusively from group-housed sow sources.
All eggs in O Organics™ and Open Nature Cage Free are Certified Humane®, an animal welfare certification program run by Humane Farm Animal Care. In 2017, 25% of the eggs sold in our stores were cage-free. We anticipate the percentage of cage-free eggs increasing due to factors such as consumer demand, regulatory changes, and suppliers increasing the amount of cage-free eggs in the market. We are actively working with our supply chain and to expedite the transition and also exploring ways to educate the consumer about the product.
We believe in the responsible use of livestock antibiotics for the prevention, control and treatment of disease, and we recommend our suppliers follow the American Veterinary Medical Association Judicious Use Guidelines. Suppliers that misuse antibiotics, feed additives or supplements that cause a negative impact to an animal’s well-being are excluded from our programs.
We conduct annual humane handling audits through our own internal PAACO Certified auditor on our Own Brand vendors in addition to requiring our fresh beef and pork suppliers to have 3rd party validation on-file of meeting AMI Standards for Humane Handling guidelines. We are also a member of the National Cattlemen’s Beef Association, as well as a member of the Pork Retail Advisory Committee, which meets at least once a year to review relevant industry issues, including animal well-being.
We know that there are varying opinions on Genetically Modified Organisms (GMOs), and we are committed to providing customers with choices across our many categories and brands.