For many Americans, “going to Safeway” is synonymous with “going to the grocery store.” Safeway is one of the nation’s largest food retailers, with some 1,326 stores located mostly in the western, midwestern, and mid-Atlantic regions of the US. It also operates regional supermarket companies, including The Vons Companies (primarily in Southern California), Carrs Safeway (Alaska’s largest retailer), and Randall’s Food Markets (Texas). Safeway owns grocery e-retailer GroceryWorks.com. Outside the US, Safeway owns 49% of Casa Ley, which operates 206 food and variety stores in western Mexico. (The company exited the Canadian market in 2013). Safeway’s parent, AB Acquisition, merged it with Albertson’s in 2015.