Safeway Announces 24-Hour Service in Selected Stores
Grocer provides 24-hour service in seven additional stores in mid-Atlantic operating territory.
By: Craig M. Muckle
New Schedule Takes Effect With Daylight Savings Time
Lanham, Md. – Safeway’s Eastern Division announces that seven Safeway stores in Maryland and Virginia will begin 24-hour operations beginning Sunday, March 7, concurrent with the start of Daylight Savings Time.
The new 24/7 locations are as follows – 2601 Boston St., Baltimore; 2644 Chapel Lake Rd. (Waugh Chapel Shopping Center), Gambrills, Md.; 10541 Connecticut Ave., Kensington, Md; 4370 Montgomery Rd., Ellicott City, Md.; 1451 Ritchie Highway, Arnold, Md.; 1925 Main St., Chester, Md.; and 3043 Nutley St., Fairfax, Va. In all, Safeway will operate 12 24/7 facilities with stores in Washington, D.C. (Georgetown and CityVista), McLean (Anderson Rd.), Alexandria (King St.) and Westminster being the others.
The division has offered 24-hour shopping at limited times in the past with the most recent Christmas holiday being the latest opportunity. At that time, nearly all mid-Atlantic region stores remained open for more than 85 hours leading into Christmas.
Safeway Inc. (SFY:NYSE) is a Fortune 100 company and one of the largest food and drug retailers in North America, based on sales. The company operates 1,678 stores in the United States and western Canada and had annualized sales of $43.6 billion in 2011.
Safeway’s Eastern Division employs approximately 19,000 people and operates 153 stores, including 26 Genuardi's Markets in Southeastern Pennsylvania and New Jersey, with 66 Safeway stores in Maryland, 43 in Virginia, 14 in the District of Columbia and four in Delaware.
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National retail grocery chain with stores throughout located throughout North America (approximately 20 states and Canada).