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Albertsons Companies

Albertsons Companies

Company Profile

Albertsons Companies is a leading food and drug retailer that operates stores across 34 states and the District of Columbia with more than 20 well-known banners including Albertsons, Safeway, Vons, Jewel-Osco, Shaw’s, Acme, Tom Thumb, Randalls, United Supermarkets, Pavilions, Star Market, Haggen, Carrs, Kings Food Markets and Balducci’s Food Lovers Market. The Company is committed to helping people across the country live better lives by making a meaningful difference, neighborhood by neighborhood. In 2020, along with the Albertsons Companies Foundation, the Company gave $260 million in food and financial support, including $95 million through its Nourishing Neighbors Program to ensure those living in our communities have enough to eat. Albertsons Companies also pledged $5 million to organizations supporting social justice. These efforts have helped millions of people in the areas of hunger relief, education, cancer research and treatment, social justice and programs for people with disabilities and veterans’ outreach.

Albertsons Product Introduction Tool

As part of Albertsons Companies’ long term strategy, we are pleased to introduce the Albertsons Product Introduction (PI) tool. PI will replace the Safeway Electronic New Item Form (eNIF) used for new item setup. This change impacts items in Safeway locations (including Randall’s, Carr’s, and Vons) and converted Albertsons locations only. There is no change to items at stores supported by SuperValu or other non-Safeway legacy systems (until those stores are converted to the Safeway inventory management system); for items introduced in multiple divisions, you may have to complete this process in addition to the process applicable to such non-Safeway legacy divisions.

What is Albertsons PI?

  • Hosted solution by 1WorldSync that collects item information required for new item setup
  • Manages the process from supplier item creation to Albertsons item setup
  • Utilizes the industry standards data model for the Global Data Synchronization Network (GDSN)
  • Tool customization to include Albertsons/Safeway specific attributes & unique needs
  • Works for GDSN and non-GDSN suppliers (although GDSN is encouraged!)

What are the benefits of using Albertsons PI for new item setup?

  • Improves data quality due to single point of entry
  • Faster speed-to-shelf due to a streamlined process
  • Transparency to where the item is in the setup process
  • Ability to add new distribution or correct information without starting over
  • Validation to ensure all required information is completed

To get started, please review the Albertsons PI Training Modules found under the Education section.

Supplier Resources

The linked pages describe certain attributes and requirements of Albertson’s Product Introduction process (PI). Some of these attributes and requirements may be changed from time to time without notice to you; it is your responsibility to review the requirements upon each introduction of products. You should also understand that completion of these requirements does not insure that the product will be accepted or distributed by the Albertson’s Companies, nor does acceptance and placement of your product by any Albertson’s Companies division or banner assure acceptance or placement by any other division or banner. Except as may otherwise be agreed, in writing, acceptance and placement of products is within Albertsons Companies’ sole discretion.

Also, except as may be otherwise agreed, in writing, you will be responsible for all costs associated with registering your products.