Tuesday in Business Insider: A fresh start for Boise’s Albertsons chain

adutton@idahostatesman.comNovember 18, 2013 

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The Albertsons at 16th and State streets in Boise, the site of Joe Albertson’s original store in 1939, celebrated a grand reopening this fall with two other local Albertsons supermarkets that underwent renovations this year.

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The dimly lit ballroom of the Boise Centre erupted into applause as local Albertsons executive Susan Morris welcomed local business leaders with a declaration that Albertsons once again calls Boise home.

The company was a "diamond sponsor" of the Boise Metro Chamber of Commerce gala in October, its logo and name decorating the venue. Morris got a more than a warm welcome as she told the audience how Albertsons plans to invest in the local community after a half-dozen years of separation from its roots.

Albertsons is now the biggest company based in Idaho, measured by revenue and by employment, dwarfing iconic Gem State companies like Micron Technology Inc. and J.R. Simplot Co.

In the full story, you'll read about the company's evolution, what reunification means for Idaho, what the future may hold and the chain's new pricing strategy.

Other stories you'll read include:

• New-home shortage frustrates Treasure Valley buyers.

• Renovation of Boise’s Owyhee Plaza nears completion.

• Meridian: The Treasure Valley’s office hotspot.

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