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Albertsons is a retail and grocery store in the United States and Canada. It operates stores under 19 different banners in all states west of Texas and north of New Mexico, serving over 18 million customers every day through over a thousand stores.
Albertsons was founded by Joe Albertson, an Oklahoma City entrepreneur who owned an ice cream shop named Mr. Dee's, which later became "Joe's". He expanded into selling groceries in 1929 at the start of the Great Depression . In 1933 he began opening stores that offered both groceries and meat under one roof. This lessened the time needed to get shopping done. The first store was located on Southwest Boulevard in Oklahoma City . That store has since been converted into a market named Joe Muggs.
The company operates under these 19 different names: Acme Markets , Alaska USA , Black Market , Bristol Farms, Cub Foods, Farm Fresh Food & Pharmacy, Hornbacher's , Jewel-Osco , Lucky , Max Foods, Osco Drug Stores (in several states), Pavilions (California), Pay Less Super Markets , Price Chopper (Nebraska, Kansas, Missouri and Illinois), Sav-on Drugs (California), Shaws (New England), Shop 'n Save (Pennsylvania, Maryland and West Virginia) and Star Market (Massachusetts).