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Albertsons to Close Stores

Of the 27 store closures nationwide, Albertsons will close 19 in Southern California, the company announced.

The parent company of announced plans today to close 27 of its under-performing grocery stores across the country, including 19 in Southern California.

``These decisions are never easy because of the impact a store closure has on our team members, our customers and our communities,'' said Wayne Sales, president/CEO of Supervalu Inc. ``Today's announcement reflects our  commitment to move with a greater sense of urgency to reduce costs and improve shareholder value.''

The company's announcement did not include a list of stores being closed. The Los Angeles Times reported that stores in Long Beach, Glendale, Northridge and Van Nuys are among those on the chopping block. One of the affected stores, located in Culver City, closed last month.

A statement from Supervalu indicated that the stores being closed are either under-performing of ``non-strategic.''

Most of the affected stores are expected to be closed by December. Supervalu plans to close 60 of its stores nationally, including 22 Save-A-Lot stores, four ACME stores and a Jewel-Osco location.

-City News Service

tiny September 06, 2012 at 06:34 PM
GreeninOC, I threw Trader Joes in but was aiming at Fresh and Easy. This is an an English supermarket chain which is expanding rapidly now in the US with the Fresh and Easy name. This,I think, is the new global village model with very low wages and benefits, except for maybe some managers and higher ups.
GreenInOC September 06, 2012 at 07:00 PM
@tiny, since you just "threw" Trader Joe's into a sentence making an allegation, do you care to support your allegation against Fresh & Easy (Tesco) or are you comfortable just tossing things out willy nilly?
tiny September 06, 2012 at 07:12 PM
I'm pretty comfortable.
GreenInOC September 06, 2012 at 07:14 PM
@tiny, thank you for making public your complete lack of integrity.
S.A.P. September 06, 2012 at 07:15 PM
LOL @ tiny (and with Green). I guess that says it all

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