MINNEAPOLIS — Supervalu here on Monday issued a statement correcting media reports that its Albertsons stores were removing self-checkout.
As accurately reported in SN, Albertsons LLC, a separate entity from the 460 Albertsons stores operated by Supervalu, is removing self-checkout from its stores.
Boise, Idaho-based Albertsons LLC operates 217 stores in Arizona, Arkansas, Colorado, Florida, Louisiana, New Mexico, Texas and Utah. Supervalu operates Albertsons stores in Idaho, Oregon, Montana, Nevada, Southern California, Utah, Washington state and Wyoming.
"Despite many incorrect reports, Albertsons stores owned by Supervalu will continue to operate self-checkout lanes," said Lilia Rodriguez, a spokeswoman for Albertsons, in a prepared release. "Since this story broke last week, our customers have called us and we learned first-hand that they want and appreciate the convenience of self-checkout lanes."