West Coast regional grocery chain Haggen will take ownership of the Albertsons store at 16199 Boones Ferry Road in Lake Oswego, Oregon, at 12:01 a.m. Wednesday, March 18. The new Haggen is scheduled to open its doors to Lake Oswego shoppers at 4 p.m. on Thursday, March 19. The store is the first of 20 stores in Oregon it plans to acquire and convert to the Haggen brand in the first half of 2015.
Once the acquisition is completed, Haggen will expand from 18 stores with 16 pharmacies to 164 stores with 106 pharmacies; from 2,000 employees to more than 10,000 employees; and from a Pacific Northwest company with locations in Oregon and Washington to a major regional grocery chain with locations in Washington, Oregon, California, Nevada and Arizona. The 26 Washington store conversions began in mid-February, and 83 California store conversions will begin in mid-March.
The Nevada and Arizona stores will be the last to convert in the late spring. Each week, between one and 12 stores will be converted.
John Clougher, Haggen CEO Pacific Northwest, said, “We’re excited about the changes we’re making to enhance these stores, and we’re confident customers will like the new look, the new offerings, and their new full-service grocery destination.”