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Carlsbad Haggen market is first to open in California

Workers put the finishing touches on a new sign for Haggen market in Carlsbad on March 9. The store, a former Albertsons, is the first for Washington-based Haggen in California. (North Coast Current)

North Coast Current

March 10, 2015

Northwest grocery chain Haggen is preparing to open its first California store in Carlsbad on March 11 after taking over a now-former Albertsons location. The La Costa store was handed to Haggen on March 9 as part of a government-approved swap of locations with Albertsons and Safeway, which are merging. In Southern California, Safeway stores are under...

New grocery chain set to enter North County market

Haggen Food & Pharmacy is set to take over several Vons and Albertson’s locations in San Diego County, including some stores in North County. (Haggen courtesy photo)

North Coast Current

December 23, 2014

Some North County Vons and Albertson’s supermarket locations are set to change hands in the next few months, bringing a newcomer to the region from Washington state. Haggen Food & Pharmacy (pronounced hay-ghen) will take over several locations throughout San Diego County as part of a divestment...

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