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What is Albertsons EDI?

Albertsons is now the largest food and drug retailer in the United States with over 2,300 stores after the company merged with Kroger in Oct 2022. Safeway used to operate under the Albertsons companies brand along with others United Super Markets, Shaws, Jewel Osco, Acme, Haggen etc. In order to bring a variety of products on to the shelves and makes them accessible for everyone, Albertsons and its other divisions offer an EDI (electronic data interchange) exchange process for all its vendors, suppliers and distributors. Albertsons like any other retail company, mandates their suppliers to trade via EDI with them to make it easy and consistent to process and keep track of the products being supplied from all over the world and of course pay in time to all of them. As an Albertsons supplier, you need to know how to become an Albertsons supplier, understand what EDI is and how EDI works. Also, the type of communication you would need to exchange documents back and forth with Albertsons and its brands.

How to become EDI compliant with Albertsons?

You will become EDI compliant by using a third party EDI solution (on-premise, managed EDI or cloud EDI) or by having an in-house EDI solution in place to start trading EDI documents with Albertsons by following their EDI requirements and implementation guides. Depending on your internal technical infrastructure and resources and the size of your business, you can choose basic EDI software packages or advanced kits that allow you to become EDI compliant with Albertsons If you are a small business, do not forget to checkout EDI software for small business.

If you are using a third party managed EDI service, your EDI service provider should help you with end-to-end EDI implementation starting from obtaining trading partner contact to testing to going live. You will have to go through series of EDI testing with Albertsons before you start sending and receiving EDI documents back and forth. This is to ensure all the connections are working correctly. You are then asked to go live on a decided production go –live date.