FORMER Safeway employees have revealed five tips for shopping at the grocer, and why you should avoid self-checkout.

BestLife Magazine pulled five anecdotes from former Safeway employees from Redditand one of them said that self-check-out always gives customers issues.

Safeway is owned by Albertsons1
Safeway is owned by AlbertsonsCredit: Getty

The first piece of advice was not to be surprised if you see brands from other companies within the stores.

One Redditor noted that Vons is a common label that you will see depending on the state you’re in.

California is one state where they are very common to see in stores.

“We had people bring in coupons and reusable bags all the time into Safeway that said Vons. I think I saw people try to return Vons products once or twice,” the Redditor said.

While Vons is its chain of grocers, in 1997, Safeway acquired Vons.

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