Albertsons Companies is a retail company that operates grocery stores under various brands, including Albertsons, Safeway, Vons, Jewel-Osco, Shaw's, Acme, Tom Thumb, Randalls, United Supermarkets, Pavilions, Star Market, Haggen and Carrs. The company was founded in 1939 and is headquartered in Boise, Idaho. Albertsons Companies is one of the largest food and drug retailers in the United States, with over 2,200 stores and approximately 307,000 employees. The company offers a wide range of products, including groceries, pharmacy, health and beauty, and general merchandise. Albertsons Companies is publicly traded on the New York Stock Exchange under the ticker symbol ACI.