Albertsons puts focus on home market

BoiseDev photo illustration

BoiseDev photo illustration

Albertsons is making a surprising number of moves in its home market of the greater Boise area - as it reinvests in the area.

  • Meridian Press reports the grocer may be planning to open a store in the former Shopko space on Fairview at Eagle Rd. Shopko closed the store late last year.
  • MP also notes Albertsons won approval for a new store at Amity Rd & Eagle Rd.
  • BoiseDev was first to report the grocer is working to win approval of a new store in Boise's Barber Valley on ParkCenter Blvd.
  • BoiseDev also first reported on a replacement of its aging Broadway store with a new-concept two-story store on Broadway Ave. at Beacon St.
  • It is also re-adding fuel centers to the market - including the one acquired in the Paul's acquisition on Lake Hazel Rd., and plans for a new one at the future Barber Valley store.
  • The company purchased Paul's Market and has been remodeling the stores at in Caldwell, Mtn. Home, Melba and McCall.
  • The company is currently expanding its "set store" in SE Boise - a closed-to-the-public facility next to its store in the Southshore Plaza. It has spent more than a million dollars on the project since last year.
  • The grocer is remodeling most of its local stores - giving them an updated, uniform look.
  • Oh, and it put its name on a stadium.

The company has posted scores of jobs in recent months, including a "pharmacy acquisitions manager" and others.

Last year we took a deep dive look at the company and the way it is changing. 

In the two years since the merger with Safeway, the company says it has added more than 26,000 jobs nationwide and built 23 new stores.