New options to close after months of operation; 331 positions will be cut.
BY JACOB PALMER | DIGITAL NEWS EDITOR
The new grocery options for the West will close several shops after months of operation.
In Oregon, five Haggen stores will close with 331 positions cut.
The stores that are slated to shutter:
- Grants Pass — Beacon Drive location
- Both Klamath Falls locations
In a written statement, Haggen CEO Pacific Southwest Bill Shaner said: “Haggen’s goal going forward is to ensure a stable, healthy company that will benefit our customers, associates, vendors, creditors, stakeholders as well as the communities we serve. By making the tough choice to close and sell some stores, we will be able to invest in stores that have the potential to thrive under the Haggen banner.”
In total, 27 stores will be closed with more possible.
Haggen took over 146 stores across the West when Albertsons and Safeway merged and were forced to divest by the FTC.