Safeway to Open New Store in San Jose

Dec 30, 2015, 21:06 ET from Safeway Inc.

PLEASANTON, Calif., Dec. 30, 2015 /PRNewswire/ -- Safeway announced today it has acquired the former Fresh & Easy store in Willow Glen Village Shopping Center at 1489 Bird Avenue in San Jose. The 23,200 square-foot vacant building will transform into a brand new Safeway, with construction beginning this spring and grand opening slated for summer 2016. 

"We are excited to open a second location in the Willow Glen neighborhood and create over 100 new jobs," said Tom Schwilke, President of Safeway Northern California.

This will be one of four new stores set to open in Northern California in 2016 ranging from 23,000 to 75,000 square feet. The other grand openings include: Fairmont Shopping Center, Pacifica; The Orchards, Walnut Creek and The Shops at the Ridge, Oakland.

Highlights of the new Willow Glen Safeway include:

Jobs to the Community
Safeway continues to add thousands of jobs to the Bay Area each year including full and part time positions. Applications can be found online at www.safeway.com/careers. Hiring for Willow Glen Village Shopping Center will begin in early summer 2016.

Thousands Of Local Items
Safeway offers thousands of local items throughout the store. These products are marked with a "Local" tag on the shelf so they are easy to find. We have partnered with local produce growers like Driscoll's and Cal-Organic Farms and carry lots of selection across the entire store including local favorites like Clover Stornetta Dairy Farms from Petaluma, free range Rocky Chicken from Sonoma County and Three Twins Ice Cream also from Petaluma.

Thousands of Organic offerings
Safeway offers over 150 fresh organic produce items every day. We have thousands of organic choices throughout your store, including hundreds of products from the Safeway exclusive USDA-certified organic brand O Organics™.

USDA Choice Quality Beef, Prime & Grass Fed Beef
Our full-service butcher block features a variety of USDA Choice quality beef cuts, a more premium cut of meat. It's perfectly aged, guaranteed tender and has more marbling for juiciness and flavor. Our butchers are on hand to discuss custom cuts, cooking techniques, and can cut and prepare anything to order.

Full Service Deli
Safeway offers an extensive line of premium meats and chesses as well as a wide range of freshly prepared meals including whole roasted chickens, fresh not frozen hand battered fried chicken and fresh sushi. Our friendly deli staff will custom make any sandwich using our freshly baked bread. We also have many ready to serve options ranging from hot or cold soup, green salads and grab and go meals.

Full Service Floral Designers
Delight your senses with our wide assortment of fresh, colorful flowers, blooming plants and home decor items. Whatever the occasion, our in-store floral designers will help make it special!

About Safeway
Safeway is one of the most well-recognized grocery retail brands in Northern California with a long-standing reputation for quality and service. Safeway is a division of Albertsons Companies, which is one of the largest food and drug retailers in the United States, operating 2,200 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.

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