- Safeway has agreed to add bike racks (whoop whoop)
- Apparently since the bag tax, they noticed that more and more hand baskets are disappearing from stores across the City. The community made it clear that we should not be punished for the actions of a few. Safeway agreed to examine how to prevent hand basket theft.
- The community was very disappointed the self-checkout lines were removed. Safeway claimed that people were stealing groceries. The community countered that people with baskets full of groceries were using the self-checkout. Safeway agreed to reconsider the self-check out lines with a 15 item or less restriction.
- Speaking of lines, Safeway has agreed to enforce the 15 items or less in the express lines. Miss V suggested they hire local teens to assist with bagging groceries during the peak hours. That would assist with getting people through lines quicker and cut down on hand basket thefts. Safeway stated they are currently hiring for positions in the store.
- Safeway has agreed to keep the store clean and consider power-washing outside more often.
- Safeway has agreed to ensure their employees are dressed professionally (i.e. pressed and clean uniforms). They did say that if you see an employee not looking presentable to address it with the Manager on duty before you leave the store.
- Safeway stated if there are specific products you would like stocked, provide them with the specific information about the brand, type, etc.
Sunday, August 8, 2010
There were two Safeway representatives at the HCCA meeting on Saturday. Mr. Muckle, PR Director, and Mr. Parsons, Assistant Manager at Alabama Ave SE store addressed the community concerns outlined in a letter regarding the Safeway on Alabama Ave SE. It seems to me that many of the issues can be addressed with one or two simple solutions.