Safeway Says It Is Moving Toward Crate-Free Pork Suppliers

Safeway Says It Is Moving Toward Crate-Free Pork Suppliers

Safeway is joining the ranks of other food providers, announcing that it plans to stop using any pork suppliers that put pregnant sows in cages as part of the production process. Animal rights groups call caging or crating pigs inhumane. [More]

There Are Now 900,000 Fewer Pounds Of "Pink Slime" Being Produced Each Day

There Are Now 900,000 Fewer Pounds Of "Pink Slime" Being Produced Each Day

With several supermarket chains — including Kroger and Safeway — opting to stop selling ground beef that contains “lean, finely textured beef,” the ammonia-treated filler affectionately known as “pink slime,” the company that pumps out the stuff has had to suspend production at three of its four slime-making facilities. [More]

Safeway To Stop Selling Ground Beef That Contains "Pink Slime"

Safeway To Stop Selling Ground Beef That Contains "Pink Slime"

It’s been a bad year for “lean finely textured beef,” better known by the less-tasty moniker “pink slime.” The ammonia-treated beef trimmings that have been used as ground beef filler for decades is quickly becoming a pariah at U.S. grocery stores like Safeway, which has announced it will no longer sell the stuff. [More]

Safeway Security Guard Bans 4-Year-Old From Store For Eating Dried Apricots

Safeway Security Guard Bans 4-Year-Old From Store For Eating Dried Apricots

Three decades later, I still have a very vivid memory of the day I learned about shoplifting. My mom was in the checkout line at Acme and I was eye-level with the candy rack and oh man did that Rolo look tasty. So I took it, because that’s what I thought you did. I was wrong and was told so by my horrified mother when I offered her some chocolate a few minutes later. She took me back in, paid for the Rolo and explained to me about shoplifting. I’m just lucky I didn’t pilfer that treat from the Safeway in Everett, Washington. [More]

Child Seized After Fainting Mother Forgot To Pay For Sandwich

Child Seized After Fainting Mother Forgot To Pay For Sandwich

A Hawaii couple was tossed in jail and their child taken by protective services for 18 hours after the mother forgot to pay for her sandwich at Safeway. [More]

Safeway Catches Alleged Shoplifters With Tracking Device On Getaway Van

Safeway Catches Alleged Shoplifters With Tracking Device On Getaway Van

Management of a Portland, Ore. Safeway was sick of getting ripped off by the same couple over and over again, so its security staff placed a tracking device on the van driven by the alleged shoplifters. Now the couple, accused of swiping more than $5 million worth of goods from the Safeway over several years, is in custody. [More]

Safeway Pharmacist Accidentally Gives Abortion-Inducing Drug
To Pregnant Woman

Safeway Pharmacist Accidentally Gives Abortion-Inducing Drug To Pregnant Woman

If you never thought to double check that bottle you pick up from the prescription counter, here’s a story that will probably stick in your head the next time you’re getting a ‘scrip filled. [More]

Shopper: I Was Banned From Safeway Because I Asked For Large Chicken Breasts

Shopper: I Was Banned From Safeway Because I Asked For Large Chicken Breasts

A man in Colorado claims he was given the boot — and a trespassing notice that bans him from the property for one year — from his local Safeway. But it wasn’t over shoplifting or anything like that; he says it was all because of a misunderstanding about his poultry order. [More]

DC Safeway Sells Truffles

DC Safeway Sells Truffles

Fancy people living in DC can satisfy their truffle craving by heading over to a Safeway in Georgetown, which is selling the hypogeous delicacy for $999.99/lb. [More]

Grocery "Embiggen" Ray Hits Safeway Ice Cream

Grocery "Embiggen" Ray Hits Safeway Ice Cream

It seems the Grocery Embiggen Ray, the antithesis of the Grocery Shrink Ray, has struck Safeway Select ice cream and they’re offering up a whole two quarts, just like ice cream makers used to all do back in the old timey days. [More]

No, You Can't Have These Cheerios For 14 Cents

No, You Can't Have These Cheerios For 14 Cents

Phill tells Consumerist that he saw a pricing error on cereal at his local Safeway, and brought it to the attention of store employees. In the process, he tried to invoke Safeway’s price guarantee. After all, if the cereal was marked 28 cents per pound (instead of 28 cents per ounce, as it should have been) why shouldn’t Phill be able to buy it at that price? Yet the store employees would hear none of it. [More]

Safeway Sold Me Milk That Expired More Than A Year Ago

Safeway Sold Me Milk That Expired More Than A Year Ago

Tia says she bought some milk from Safeway, pictured here, that expired more than a year ago. She writes: [More]

Bumblebee Tuna Tricks You Into Watching Commercials At The Grocery Store

Bumblebee Tuna Tricks You Into Watching Commercials At The Grocery Store

Must we put video screens everywhere? Reader Grey says that he was fooled into pressing a button above a tiny video screen at his local Safeway — only to be subjected to a very low-res commercial for Bumblebee Tuna.

Reader Isn't A Bad Person, Just Doesn't Want To Round Up His Grocery Purchase

Reader Isn't A Bad Person, Just Doesn't Want To Round Up His Grocery Purchase

Dustin isn’t a jerk, really. He just feels like one every time he shops at his local Vons, because they’re always pushing him to donate his change to charity. He wants to know whether your local Vons, Safeway, or other grocery stores do this to you, too.

Grocery Store Just Can't Stop Selling Expired Yogurt

Grocery Store Just Can't Stop Selling Expired Yogurt

Esther doesn’t want much. She just wants to buy some yogurt that hasn’t expired. It seems that’s too much to ask of her local Safeway near Baltimore.

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If you recently bought organic brown eggs from a Costco, Safeway, or Pack ‘n’ Save in California or Nevada, you should check to make sure they’re not part of yet another salmonella recall. [MSNBC] (Photo: Bonzo McGrue)

Supermarkets Begin To Shrink

Supermarkets Begin To Shrink

The New York Times reports that several supermarket and retail chains, including Safeway, Walmart, and Whole Foods, are beginning to experiment with much smaller store sizes that emphasize things like cafes, prepared meals, and produce. The idea is to emphasize speed over choice, and was apparently triggered by UK competitor Tesco, which has launched over 70 small-format supermarkets in Nevada, Arizona, and Southern California over the past year. Of course, the stores also require less shelf space for products than they did a year ago.

Safeway IDs Everyone In Your Party When You Buy Beer

Safeway IDs Everyone In Your Party When You Buy Beer

Daniel went to his local Safeway with his brother to buy some beer. Daniel had his ID, but his brother didn’t—but that’s okay, because Daniel was the one buying the beer. The cashier, however, felt otherwise, and wouldn’t complete the transaction without carding both of them. The store manager told him “the policy is, at the discretion of the clerk, to check the ID of every person present.”