Safeway: CSR & Sustainability News

Safeway Inc., a Fortune 500 company, is North America’s second largest supermarket chain after The Kroger Co., with, as of December 2010, 1,694 stores located throughout the western and central United States and western Canada. The company is headquartered in Pleasanton, California.

Safeway, Albertsons to Stock More Sustainable Seafood

Albertsons Companies is expanding its partnership with FishWise, the nonprofit sustainable seafood advisor. The second largest traditional grocery store chain in the U.S.…

Your Seafood: Now Fair Trade Certified

Safeway's latest commitment brings the company up to par with your local farmers market when it comes to worker transparency.

Companies Scramble to Meet Consumer Demand for Zero Deforestation

With increasing awareness of palm-oil related rainforest deforestation, demand for deforestation-free products is on the rise.

Safeway to Eliminate 1 Billion Single-Use Bags By 2015

Safeway, the second-largest supermarket chain in North America, is making progress toward its environmental goals, according to its sixth annual sustainability report released…

Trader Joe’s Amends Sustainable Seafood Policy, Again

Trader Joe’s most recent update to its sustainable seafood policy has left environmental groups largely skeptical of the grocery chain’s commitment to preserve…

Safeway Exceeds Cage-Free Eggs Goal

Safeway Inc. is the first major grocery retailer in the U.S. to require all of its cage-free eggs to become Certified Humane.

How Local is Walmart’s Local Produce?

Wal-Mart’s vow in 2010 to double its sales of locally-sourced produce by 2015 created two camps – those who believe this step can…

One Start-Up’s Quest to Eliminate Food Waste and Profit

An innovative startu-up, EcoScarps, developed a model that collects food scraps for free and re-sells them to make a profit, keeping food waste…

Safeway, Tone Deaf to Stakeholders, Has a Miserable Week

Safeway had a nightmare of a week, and based on the social media firestorm, recent criticism of the supermarket chain over suspending Ryan…

Safeway, Whole Foods Top Greenpeace Seafood Ratings

Safeway and Whole Foods tops the list of Greenpeace's rating of sustainable seafood retailers.

How Measuring Health Can Strengthen the Bottom Line

Solving human needs – Health, Wealth, Earth, Equality and Trust – can be profitable. This feature delves into metrics of physical & mental…

Safeway Announces Sustainable Tuna-Sourcing Policy

Safeway recently announced that the Safeway brand Skipjack (chunk-light) canned tuna will be responsibly caught using free-school purse-seine methods. This method of using…

Sustainability in Retail: Not an Oxymoron

Not only has the retail industry recognized that sustainability is here to stay, many leaders within the industry have moved from looking at…

Documentary Review: Economics of Happiness

TriplePundit has covered the subject of how economic growth correlates (or doesn’t) with happiness and genuine progress before. A new documentary called the…

‘Locally Produced’ Defined Differently by Major Grocery Chains

The local food movement has come a long way from what started out as a fringe fraction of the population to grabbing the…