Albertsons Warns Customers of Data Breach

Albertsons (Sasha Zimmerman)

The following is a story from KTVB:

BOISE, Idaho — Albertsons, a Boise-based grocery chain, announced on Twitter on Saturday that they will now request all of their customers to not open-carry guns inside their stores.

The company's statement said, "We see our grocery stores as a hub in local communities & we're proud to serve our neighbors. We want our stores to feel safe & welcoming for all, so we respectfully ask customers to not openly carry firearms in our stores unless they are authorized law enforcement officers."

The announcement comes weeks after a mass shooting inside a Walmart in El Paso, TX left 22 people dead. Walmart later asked that their guests not to open carry weapons in their stores and announced that they will stop selling handguns and short-barrel rifle ammunition in their stores.

Kroger, the company that owns Fred Meyer's, made a similar announcement the same day that Walmart did.

The Albertsons Company owns over 2,200 stores across 34 states and employs about 270,000 people.


(0) comments

Welcome to the discussion.

Keep it Clean. Please avoid obscene, vulgar, lewd, racist or sexually-oriented language.
Don't Threaten. Threats of harming another person will not be tolerated.
Be Truthful. Don't knowingly lie about anyone or anything.
Be Nice. No racism, sexism or any sort of -ism that is degrading to another person.
Be Proactive. Use the 'Report' link on each comment to let us know of abusive posts.
Share with Us. We'd love to hear eyewitness accounts, the history behind an article.