|Industry:||Food & Beverages|
Safeway Inc. , a Fortune 500 company, is North America's second largest supermarket chain after Kroger Co. , with, as of December 2009, 1,725 stores located throughout the western and central United States and western Canada. It also operates some stores in the Mid-Atlantic region of the Eastern Seaboard. The company is headquartered in Pleasanton, California. Supermarket News ranked Safeway No.