Casa Ley

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Casa Ley, S.A. de C.V.
Private
Industry Supermarket, Grocery
Founded September 1954; 63 years ago (1954-09) in Culiacán, Sinaloa, Mexico
Founder Juan Ley Fong (Lee Fong)
Headquarters Culiacán, Sinaloa
Number of locations
150+
Key people
Juan Manuel Ley
(CEO & Chairman)
Services bakery, dairy, deli, dry cleaning, frozen foods, grocery, meat, pharmacy, produce, seafood, snacks, liquor, and money transfers
Number of employees
22,000
Parent Albertsons (49%)
Website casaley.com.mx

Casa Ley is a Mexican grocery store chain founded in 1954 by Juan Ley Fong. Most of its stores are located in western Mexico, in the states of Baja California, Sonora, Sinaloa, Nayarit, Jalisco, Colima, Michoacán, Coahuila, Chihuahua, Durango, Guanajuato, and Baja California Sur. It is Mexico's largest privately held supermarket chain, and is 49% owned by Albertsons Companies, Inc., which acquired Safeway Inc.'s shares of the chain[1] after its acquisition by Albertsons in 2015.[2]

History[edit]

The company originally started as a small village shop in the mining town of Tayoltita, where Ley offered his goods to the gold and silver miners of the San Luis Mining Company. In 1948, a theft by a close friend and colleague forced Ley to eventually close his shop and leave the town, in search of a new location. The family moved to Culiacán, and in September 1954 the company Casa Ley was born.[3]


References[edit]

  1. ^ http://www.sfgate.com/cgi-bin/article.cgi?f=/c/a/2002/11/09/BU218934.DTL Safeway earnings may drop-Grocery chain blames slow sales, health costs
  2. ^ Maria Armental (July 25, 2014). "Safeway Shareholders Approve Albertsons Merger". The Wall Street Journal. Retrieved August 1, 2014. 
  3. ^ "NUESTRA HISTORIA". Casa Ley. Retrieved 28 December 2014. 

External links[edit]

  • Media related to Casa Ley at Wikimedia Commons