Vons is a supermarket chain that operates supermarkets under the Vons and Pavilion banners.
Vona was founded Charles Von der Ahe as Von’s Groceteria in Los Angeles, California.
By 1928 Vons had grown to 87 stores.
Vons has gone through several acquisitions and is owned today by Safeway Inc., a leading U.S. grocery chain.
Safeway acquired an ownership stake in Vons in 1988 as part of the sale of most of its supermarkets in southern California and southern Nevada. Safeway acquired full control of the company in 1997 and has since then operated Vons as a subsidiary.
The supermarket chain has 225 stores in California and another 20 locations in Nevada.