As far as we can remember, Albertson's has always been an important part of our community, but how did one of the largest grocery chains in the United States arise from here in Idaho?
As early as 1939, a gentleman named Joe Albertson was the regional manager of the Safeway grocery store. When he left to start his own grocery chain, he oversaw the Safeway supermarket in Gold and Silver Valley. We will now It is called Albertson's. This video I found on YouTube details the history of the Albertson grocery store. How it started in Boise, Idaho, and spread across the United States. Many of the staples you see in grocery stores from all over the United States were originally developed in the Albertson store in Idaho. One example is a grocery store magazine rack. Maybe you are from California, New York, Florida, Washington, or anywhere else... You may have seen one of them in your lifetime. Grocery store magazine racks were first used in Albertson's grocery stores and can now be seen all over the world. The grocery store magazine rack may have inspired the present grocery store gift card shopping center.
Now, 82 years later, Albertson is still a force in Treasure Valley, Idaho and all over the United States. From the corner of Boise at the time to the beautiful Albertson's Market Street and Broadway shops, where you can now drink and watch football matches, Albertson's has achieved great success. The amazing thing is that not only did this community help build Albertson's, but Albertson's also helped build this community. Check out Albertson Park and all the other wonderful things and opportunities Albertson offers to our area.