|Type||Public (NYSE: SWY)|
|When it was created||American Falls, Idaho, U.S. in 1915|
|Headquarters||Pleasanton, California, U.S.|
|Key people||Steven Burd, Chairman and CEO|
|Money earned||40.9 Billion US dollars (2009)|
Safeway, Inc. NYSE: SWY is the third-largest supermarket chain in North America. The company has around 198,000 employees worldwide. In some of the Safeway stores, they have fuel stations where they allow customers to use a phone number or club (loyalty) card to receive fuel savings. Safeway stores also have a Safeway ATM Network. The name "Safeway" came from a contest that was held in 1925 to develop a name for the store and Safeway was chosen. Safeway has stores in the United States, Canada, United Kingdom, Australia, West Germany, Mexico, Saudi Arabia and Kuwait.