This Albertson's location has recently undergone a noticeable improvement in service (I write as of July 08). The past few years I've generally avoided this store unless forced by circumstance or extreme need to go in. The checkstands were always understaffed and the checkers were slow and the lines were long. But the several weeks there's been a change. There are more employees on the floor now, they are friendly and talkative and willing to help find things. And best of all, the check-out lines are quicker. I was in there this past weekend and asked the produce department guys if they could chop some celery and put it in a little tub, similar to what they market for onions. They were great in doing that, and the manager happened to be standing nearby and I took the opportunity to tell him about two products Smith's no longer carries that I really hope Albie's will continue. He made note of one of them in particular and told me he could make sure they were both available at least at his location. Great to see such a shift from what used to be such a vexing store.
Pros: Friendly interactive staff
Cons: Only partial checkstand coverage at busy times (such as weekdays right before typical office-worker schedules).