The following video is part of our "Motley Fool Conversations" series, in which consumer goods editor and analyst Austin Smith discusses topics across the investing world.

In today's edition, Austin helps investors answer the question: Is Safeway a buy today? While the company seems fairly priced, it is occupying an awkward middle ground in the grocery space that could turn out well for it, but ultimately means it's realizing competition from both high- and low-end grocers. With so many options out there like competitors Kroger (NYSE: KR) and Whole Foods (NYSE: WFM), investors can probably get more elsewhere.

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