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Safeway Fuel Sites Accept Wright Express Card
SOUTH PORTLAND, Maine, June 19, 2007 -- Safeway Inc (NYSE: SWY), a Fortune 100 company and one of the largest food and drug retailers in North America, has announced that it will begin accepting the Wright Express card for fuel purchases at the pump. Safeway has a network of more than 290 fuel sites across the US, including Vons in Southern California, Randalls and Tom Thumb in Texas, Carrs in Alaska and Dominick's in Illinois.. Wright Express Corporation (NYSE: WXS) is a leading provider of payment processing and information management services to the U.S. commercial and government vehicle fleet industry.
“We are excited to team with Wright Express to make the convenience of our fueling sites available to their fleets throughout our region,” said Joe Pettus, Senior Vice President, Fuel & Energy at Safeway.
“Wright Express is pleased to offer our customers the option of fueling at Safeway sites,” said Michael Dubyak, president and chief executive officer of Wright Express. “Safeway is one of the largest and most popular fuel retailers in the Pacific Northwest and is a great addition to our network.”
Safeway Inc. is a Fortune 100 company and one of the largest food and drug retailers in North America based on sales. The company operates 1,755 stores in the United States and western Canada and had annual sales of $40.2 billion in 2006. The company's common stock is traded on the New York Stock Exchange under the symbol SWY.
About Wright Express
Wright Express is a leading provider of payment processing and information management services to the U.S. commercial and government vehicle fleet industry. Wright Express provides these services for approximately 295,000 commercial and government fleets containing 4.3 million vehicles. Wright Express markets these services directly as well as through more than 125 strategic relationships, and offers a MasterCard-branded corporate card. The Company employs more than 675 people and maintains its headquarters in South Portland, Maine. For more information about Wright Express, please visit http://www.wrightexpress.com.
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