2016 Safer Choice Partner of the Year Award Winners: Retailers
Profiles for each of the 2016 Safer Choice Partner of the Year Award Winners in the Retailers category have been compiled in order to provide you with a better understanding of why each organization was recognized as an award winner. The winners in the Retailers category are listed below.
Albertsons Companies is recognized as an outstanding Safer Choice Retailer. Albertsons Companies is one of the largest food and drug retailers in the United States, with stores across 35 states and the District of Columbia under 18 well-known banners including Albertsons, Safeway, Vons, Jewel-Osco, Shaw’s, Acme, Tom Thumb, Randalls, United Supermarkets, Pavilions, Star Market and Carrs. Albertsons Companies recently increased its offering of Safer Choice-labeled products. Safer Choice commends Albertsons Companies for its prominent use of the Safer Choice label on its private label products and its continued efforts to expand its offering of Safer Choice-labeled products to consumers.
Wegmans Food Markets, Inc. is recognized as an outstanding Safer Choice Retailer. Wegmans is an 88-store supermarket chain with stores in New York, Pennsylvania, New Jersey, Virginia, Maryland, and Massachusetts. The family-owned company, recognized as an industry leader and innovator, is celebrating its 100th anniversary in 2016. Safer Choice commends Wegmans for its prominent use of the Safer Choice label and for fostering awareness of the program through direct mail advertisements, employee education, and in-store displays. Safer Choice applauds Wegmans for its exceptional commitment to carry private label and national brand products that meet Safer Choice standards within the household cleaning product, laundry detergent, and dish detergent categories. Through these initiatives Wegmans continues to make a strong commitment to the Safer Choice program.