The company started when Marion Barton Skaggs purchased his father’s grocery store in American Falls, Idaho and operated two separate businesses namely Skaggs Cash Stores and Skaggs United Stores. Both stores grew quickly and Skaggs enlisted the help of his brothers to help grow the network of the stores. Skaggs strategy was to give his customers value and to expand it by keeping a narrow profit margin and it became successful. The company was named Safeway in 1925 which has the original slogan “an admonition and an invitation” to “Drive the Safeway, buy the Safeway”. Because during that time the grocery operated on a cash-and-carry basis and it did not offer credit. They considered it “safe way” to buy because a family could not get into debt via its grocery bill especially during the Great Depression. In 1926, Skaggs was opening 428 stores in 10 states and almost doubled the size of his business that year and merged his company with 322 Safeway stores and incorporated as Safeway, Inc. There are now over 1,600 Safeway stores across the United States and Canada, including the 251 Safeway stores in Northern California, 279 in the Southern and Nevada, 114 in Texas and 35 stores in Alaska. Customers can always count on their great prices on the freshest produce and meat and thousands of lower prices down the aisle. Their website also offers recipes, meal tips and great options for a healthy living. And customers can order anytime from their home or office using their company’s mobile app.
Selector – Variety
For this position, you are responsible for selecting and palletizing cases of merchandise for shipment to retail grocery stores. The position is physically demanding, consisting of constant lifting up to 100lbs shoulder height, walking, bending and standing. They require the applicants to have previous warehouse experience with an excellent safety record.
For this position, you are responsible for unloading and reloading trailers. The position is very physically demanding that will require you in constantly lifting up to 100 lbs shoulder height, walking, stooping, bending and standing. There will be a strength test required for the candidates.
For this position, you will maintain necessary documentation of files, review employee paperwork for accuracy and responsible for shipping and receiving paperwork in all warehouses. Candidates should have an excellent organization skills and logical thinking. Able to work in a fast paced Distribution environment , strong interpersonal skills and ability to manage several tasks simultaneously.
Transportation/ Warehouse Clerk
For this position, you will be doing warehouse cycle counts, walking and building to counts for warehouse products. You will be Working in Freezer Warehouse and Grocery Warehouse, data entry at a desk with PC and researching for inventory discrepancies. Candidates should be good in verbal and written communication, with one year of general office and inventory control experience.
Distribution Centers of Safeway
Why Join the Company?
The company’s policy is to provide employment, training, promotion, compensation and other conditions of employment without discrimination to race, color, religion, sex, national origin, age, disability, medical condition, marital status and other legally protected status. Safeway also is a drug-free workplace and they require all their applicants to pass a pre-employment drug test before they are hired.
Many of their people have risen through the ranks who build a rewarding career at Safeway. No matter where their people begin the company is providing avenues for their people to grow with them. Their employees will enjoy the growth possibilities by joining a Fortune 50 Company that has become a leader in the industry for over 90 years.