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Sale of Safeway to AB Acquisition

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FNS-GD-2014-0071
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WIC Policy Memorandum #2015-1
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DATE: Oct. 31, 2014
MEMO CODE: WIC Policy Memorandum #2015-1
SUBJECT: Sale of Safeway, Inc. to AB Acquisition
Impact on Vendor Authorization
TO: Regional Directors
Supplemental Food Programs
All Regions
WIC State Agency Directors
All Regions

This policy memorandum provides guidance to state agencies on authorization of vendors impacted by the sale of Safeway, Inc. (Safeway) to AB Acquisition, LLC (Albertsons). Several WIC state agencies have contacted Food and Nutrition Service (FNS) regional offices for guidance on this merger and to express concerns about potential disruptions in participants' access to WIC benefits while the transfer of WIC authorizations is completed.

Page updated: January 10, 2022

The contents of this guidance document do not have the force and effect of law and are not meant to bind the public in any way. This document is intended only to provide clarity to the public regarding existing requirements under the law or agency policies.