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Safeway Philtech Inc.

Safeway Philtech Inc., or simply “Philtech”, is a fully-owned subsidiary of Safeway Philtech Holdings, Inc. – a US-based subsidiary of Albertsons Companies.

Philtech provides application and infrastructure support and software development services to Albertsons Companies retail operations.

Safeway Philtech Inc.

Safeway Philtech Inc., or simply “Philtech”, is a fully-owned subsidiary of Safeway Philtech Holdings, Inc. – a US-based subsidiary of Albertsons Companies.

Philtech provides application and infrastructure support and software development services to Albertsons Companies retail operations.

Company History

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)

Our Purpose

Our Values

We put people first

Our associates are the connection to our customers and communities. We care for their well-being and invest in their personal and professional growth.

We are customer-driven

We care about our customers and make decisions based on what’s best for them. We are empowered to make a positive impact – big and small – in our customers’ lives.

We value different perspectives

We encourage open dialogue and healthy debate. We make better decisions when everyone’s voice is heard.

We raise the bar

We stay curious and challenge the status quo to continually innovate and improve how we serve our customers and communities.

We act as owners

We act with integrity, pride and passion. We hold ourselves accountable, anticipate customer needs, and engage others constructively to deliver results that matter.

We are one team

We value teamwork and camaraderie. We build relationships and recognize each other’s contributions.

We build belonging

We know a diverse and inclusive workforce is built on a foundation of courtesy, dignity and respect.

We are committed
to a healthy future

We work together and build partnerships to support our communities and the planet we share.

Our Ambition 

Our Differentiator

Leadership

Philtech Executive Team:

  • Trung Nguyen
    IT VP/Philtech GM

  • Divine Buenafe
    Chief Administrative Officer

  • Lorma Balangue Bacungan
    Director

  • Agnes Pangan
    Director

  • Jan Tongson
    Director

  • Belle Pedro
    Senior Director

  • Justin Gonzalez
    Senior Director

  • Marga Suratos
    Director

  • Charles Yap
    Director

  • Efren Uy
    Director