My Safeway does as well (maybe it's an Alaskan Safeway thing?) There are also boxes on the shelf (mostly in the Organic Food section) that have bean soups, etc, with dried beans plus seasoning, etc. But the bulk bins would be a lot less expensive.
For some reason, we never think to TELEPHONE the grocery store, but you actually can. Ask them if they stock dried beans in their bulk food section and they'll run over, check, and tell you. That can save a lot of gasoline and time driving around town.