Read today that the parent company of Albertson's is planning on buying the Safeway chain. I live in So. Cal. and while we have not had a Safeway since probably the 70's, we do have one of their subsidiaries, Von's. We also have Albertson's, they may have even started out here, but I know they went through several different corporate parents. I am a more than a little dishartened by this news. Close to my house, there are several Von's, and they are actually pretty nice. The one Albertson's in my neighborhood is a dump. I fear that Cerberus is not going to bring the Albertson's up to the level of Von's, but bring the Von's down to the Albertson's level. While this might rank up there with the takeover of Crimea, I fear that the consumers are going to lose out.