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Safeway is an American supermarket chain offering grocery items, food, and other essential products. Founded in 1915 in Idaho, Safeway today operates as a banner of Albertsons Companies, one of the largest food and drug retailers in the United States. The company operates stores in 35 states and the District of Columbia.

Safeway stores offer a variety of specialty departments, including bakery, deli, floral, and pharmacy sections. Customers can also make use of Starbucks coffee shops and fuel centers that are connected to many Safeway stores.

Safeway's long history gives insight into the supermarket chain's continued commitment to customer service. The supermarket got its start in 1915 when M.B. Skaggs purchased a small grocery store from his father in American Falls, Idaho. A business strategy built on giving customers value created amazing success. Skaggs opened 428 stores by 1926, then nearly doubled the size of his company by merging with 322 Safeway stores. Just two years later, Safeway was listed on the New York Stock Exchange.

Today, you can experience all of the amazing reasons to shop at Safeway from the comfort of home. Sign up for Instacart to get started on your next Safeway order.

Why should you shop at Safeway?

Safeway has always been an innovative leader among supermarkets. The stores introduced pricing by the pound for produce and added sell-by dates to ensure freshness on perishables in the 1930s. More recently, Safeway has expanded its organic selection by offering a range of organic fruits and vegetables in their produce department alongside other items. Safeway stores feature in-house private brands and name brands across various product categories, making it incredibly easy for you to find exactly what you need for every meal.

Safeway features a number of items you'll find exclusively in their stores. Safeway brands provide high-quality food and other products that meet your everyday needs. Popular brands include O Organics, Open Nature, and Signature brands — and you can shop for it all on Instacart!

Safeway's value vision provides yet another reason to shop for all your everyday needs at this supermarket. You can look forward to quality products at prices you can afford, making it easy to check off all the items on your shopping list.

Albertsons Companies, under which Safeway operates, is committed to making a meaningful difference in people's lives. Their foundation donates millions of dollars in food and financial support, so when you shop at Safeway, you're also supporting a brand that gives back. Sign up for Instacart now to start browsing the wide assortment of food and more.

What products does Safeway carry?

Safeway carries an amazing selection of your favorite products and brands, including name brands and Safeway-exclusive labels. Are you looking for fresh fruits and vegetables, packaged meat, poultry, or seafood? Do you want to stock up on favorites like Almond Breeze Almondmilk or Hebrew National Original Beef Franks? Safeway and has you covered, and Instacart makes it easy to shop. Check out the Exclusively at Safeway department to find an incredible assortment of popular Safeway products.

So, what can you expect from exclusive Safeway brands? O Organics offers an extensive selection of USDA-certified organic products at affordable prices. You'll find organic products to suit any dietary needs, including vegetarian, vegan, and gluten-free diets.

Open Nature features clean, minimally processed, high-quality products that prioritize the well-being of you, your family, your pets, and the environment. With no artificial colors, flavors, sweeteners, or preservatives, these are products you can count on for a healthy lifestyle.

Then there are Safeway's Signature brands, covering thousands of products in every aisle, all at affordable price points. The Signature brands make it easy for you to get the best value on ready-made meals, pantry staples, cleaning supplies, and more.

Safeway brands are just the start. Browse the produce department for packaged and fresh fruits, vegetables, and herbs to spice up your next meal at home, or check out the international department for Asian, Latin American, and kosher foods. Stock up on bread, biscuits, and cookies from the bakery department, or bring home eggs, milk, and yogurt for the week ahead from the dairy department. You'll also find departments for canned, dried, and pantry items, not to mention pet, personal care, and household essentials. Sign up for Instacart to see the full range of Safeway products today.

Can you order from Safeway online?

With Instacart, you'll have easy access to all your favorite Safeway products online!

Life gets busy fast, and sometimes you just can't plan your next trip to pick up the groceries you need for the coming week. Other times, you're all ready to cook that special occasion meal you've planned for ages, only to realize you forgot an essential ingredient. Shopping at Safeway with Instacart lets you experience the wide selection of Safeway products and commitment to the customer you depend on, without sacrificing quality family time.

You won't limit your options by shopping from Safeway online, either. From your favorite Safeway brands to fresh meat, produce, and more, shopping online connects you to your go-to products while letting you save time.

Safeway delivery and Safeway pickup take the guesswork out of grocery shopping. Get started shopping online when you sign up for the Instacart app.

How to order from Safeway

You can order from Safeway online by using your computer or the Instacart phone app today.

Safeway's partnership with Instacart for their Rush Delivery service means you can get your shopping list delivered right to your door in as little as two hours. Use the app to review your purchase history, save your shopping lists, and see real-time information about your order.

You can search Instacart for your favorite Safeway products or browse the Safeway departments to get inspiration for your next meal and find exactly what you need. Then, you just schedule your Safeway delivery for a window of time that's convenient for you and wait for your shopper to bring your items to the address you give.

Instacart makes grocery shopping safe and super convenient. Sign up for Instacart to order from Safeway today!

Common questions

Yes! Safeway offers same-day delivery with Instacart and you can get your items delivered in as fast as 1 hour.

It's simple. Using the Instacart app or website, you can shop for your favorite products from a Safeway near you. After you have placed your order, Instacart will connect you with a personal shopper in your area to shop and deliver your order. Contactless delivery is available with our "Leave at my door" option. You can track your order's progress and communicate with your shopper every step of the way using the Instacart app or website.

Here's the breakdown on Safeway delivery cost via Instacart:
  • Delivery fees start at $3.99 for same-day orders over $35. Fees vary for one-hour deliveries, club store deliveries, and deliveries under $35.
  • Service fees vary and are subject to change based on factors like location and the number and types of items in your cart. Orders containing alcohol have a separate service fee.
  • Tipping is optional (but highly encouraged!) for delivery orders. It’s a great way to show your shopper appreciation and recognition for excellent service. 100% of your tip goes directly to the shopper who delivers your order.

Interested in lower delivery fees? Sign up for Instacart Express and you can get $0 delivery fees on every order over $35, and lower service fees too!

Safeway pickup cost via Instacart:
  • There may be a "pickup fee" (equivalent to a delivery fee for pickup orders) on your pick up order that is typically $1.99 for non-Express members. Express membership waives this like it would a delivery fee.
  • Pick up orders have no service fees, regardless of non-Express or Express membership.

The best part about Safeway delivery via Instacart is that you can choose when you would like to schedule your delivery. You can get it in as fast as an hour, or choose a dropoff time for later in the day or week to fit your schedule.

Delivery windows start as early as 9am and run as late as midnight. Check local store hours. Delivery hours are subject to store operating hours, which includes holidays.

To make sure you get your delivery as scheduled, we recommend—
  • Turning on notifications for the Instacart app
  • Keeping an eye out for text messages and phone calls from your Instacart shopper
  • Leaving helpful instructions for parking, gate codes, or other clues to find your home.

Using the Instacart app or website, select Safeway, select Pickup, and then select your preferred pickup location from which you’d like to place your order for groceries.

Then, when you arrive at Safeway, use the Instacart app to notify us. Depending on the store, a shopper or store employee will bring the groceries to your car, or you can pick them up at the designated area.

Your Safeway order placed via Instacart will be ready to pick up at the time you requested when you placed your order. However, no need to stress if you’re late! As long as you arrive before the end of the latest pickup window, we’ll have your order ready to go. (Heads up—the latest pickup window may end before the store’s closing time.)

At the moment, Instacart does not currently accept Safeway gift cards as a form of payment.
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