Island Pacific Supermarkets, a chain of stores based in Walnut, California, announced the closing of six locations.

The company says it is consolidating operations "to introduce greater efficiencies into the chain." The six California locations set to close are in National City, San Jose, American Canyon, Rancho Cucamonga, Chula Vista and Los Angeles. Store closing sales have already begun at the locations.

A joint venture of Tiger Capital Group and Great American group will supervise the liquidation sales, which will include select fixtures, furnishings and equipment in the closing stores.

Island Pacific was founded in 2000 in Panorama City, California, and has specialized in the sale and promotion of Filipino cuisine.