Safeway Philtech Inc. was inaugurated on April 1, 2003 as a technology center of Safeway US and its subsidiaries and affiliates. Philtech develops software solutions based on the needs of our onshore business partners. Philtech also provides testing and maintenance services to ensure the quality and usability of the company’s systems.
Another major service provided by Philtech is the management of retail laboratory facilities. Various retail hardware and system applications are tested and made ready for implementation before they are rolled-out to our stores in the US.
In March 2014, a company milestone was reached through the merger agreement between Albertsons and Safeway. The newly combined company, now called Albertsons Companies, operates over 2,200 grocery stores, pharmacies, and fuel stations in 33 US states and the district of Columbia. These stores fall under 18 well-known banners including Albertsons, Safeway, Vons, Jewel-Osco, Shaw’s, ACME Markets, Tom Thumb, Randalls, United Supermarkets, Pavilions, Star Market, and Carrs.
In this new organization, Philtech continues to provide the smartest and most secure IT solutions for managing mission-critical information across the retail enterprise.
Philtech enables Albertsons Companies to:
- Stay competitive in the marketplace
- Optimize their operations by streamlining processes and increasing productivity
- Create a first-class shopping experience and improve customer loyalty
Safeway Philtech Inc. Membership and Accreditation
- Philippine Economic Zone Authority (PEZA)
- Member of The American Chamber of Commerce of the Philippines, Inc. (AMCHAM)
- Member of the People Management Association of the Philippines (PMAP)
- Member of the Global In-House Center Council Philippines, Inc. (GICC)
- Member of the IBPAP- IT & Business Process Association of the Philippines (IBPAP)
Philtech strives to create and formulate excellent IT services. It recognizes the significance of recruiting, maintaining and developing world-class talents.
Our #1 objective is to delight our customers.
We hold ourselves to the highest standards of ethics, honesty, and transparency in everything we do.
We work together to achieve our goals, collaborating to achieve success and respecting our differences as people.
We take initiative and embrace change, seeking new opportunities and innovative solutions to meet customers’ evolving needs.
We commit to maintain the highest standards of operational excellence in order to run great stores.
We have a passion to win in every market where we do business and hold ourselves accountable to deliver industry-leading results.
Philtech Board of Directors:
President and Chairman of the Board
Robert Bruce Larson
Treasurer, Vice President and General Manager
Ronald G. Basas
Asst. Treasurer, Chief Administrative Officer and Director
Ruby Rose J. Yusi
Joselito M. Bautista
Assistant Corporate Secretary
Teodoro D. Regala
Philtech Executive Team:
- Steve Thomas
IT VP Infrastructure Services/Philtech GM
- Ronald Basas
Chief Administrative Officer Philtech
IT Director, Infrastructure Services – Engineering & Support
IT Director, Accounting & Finance, Corp Services & EBI
- Efren Uy
IT Director, HR/Payroll
IT Director, Marketing, Merchandising and Digital Technologies
IT Director, Retail, Fuel, Pharmacy and Lab Management
IT Director, Supply Chain, Application Certification, PMO and Architecture
Director, Information Security Manila