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Gluten Free Merger: Albertsons, Haggen, and Safeway

0 Comments 17 July 2015

As you probably know, Safeway and Albertsons super market chains have merged. You ‘ll see the same store names, but your local store may change its name and be operated by a different company. To complicate things even more, the merger gave the new corporation more  outlets than federal regulations permit. A once-small supermarket chain called Haggen increased its business eight-fold by purchasing many of the properties formerly owned by Safeway or Albertsons.  This has generated lots of confusion.

For example: before the big merger, I did most of my gluten free shopping at an Albertsons store that has since been redecorated and restocked and is now managed by Haggen. Will I continue to shop at the same location or I  should I see what other stores have to offer?

I’m waiting for the dust to settle before I decide. My best hope for getting up-to-date information is to log on to www.albertsons.com, www.haggen.com, and/or www.safeway.com. Certainly, I’ll visit all three of the store chains to make my personal decision and to collect the ideas that I will share on this blog. In the meantime, I will ignore anything posted about these three supermarket chains before the beginning of this year. Times are changing!!!!!!!

 

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