Gallery: The New Haggen Market, formerly Albertsons 5/16/15 [8 Images] Click any image to expand.
By the time you read this the transformation will be complete. The Albertsons in Genesee Plaza, at 5950 Balboa Ave, took on a new look and color scheme to become Haggen Food & Pharmacy. The official time to open was scheduled for 4 pm on May 16th.
On Thursday, May 14th Albertsons closed at 6 pm. and in less than 48 hours the new store was set to open.
I was fortunate enough to get a sneak peek a few hours before the grand reopening. The entire inside of the store was painted the Haggen colors, the shelves emptied of any Albertson branded product and replaced with all new Haggen products. I was pleasantly surprised to find that all of the Albertsons products were donated to the San Diego Rescue Mission and local food banks.
While walking the store employees with price guns were scanning new barcodes, stocking shelves and of course a lot of cleaning.
Stop in and check out the new Haggen Market. New name and products, but all the same friendly smiling employees.
Founded in 1933 in Bellingham, Washington, Haggen has built its business on providing guests the freshest and most local products with genuine service, while supporting the communities it serves. The company currently operates stores in Washington and Oregon, and is in the process of acquiring an additional 146 stores and establishing a second headquarters in Irvine, California. With this acquisition, 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. Throughout its eight decades in business, the company has supported regional farms, ranches, fisheries and other businesses, creating a lasting and sustainable local food economy. The company remains focused on building local, sustainable food economies as it expands. For more information about what’s happening at Haggen, visit haggen.com.
Experience a Haggen Northwest store conversion with this 2 Minute Time Lapse Video