Anthem Safeway scheduled to convert to Haggen in May
ANTHEM – The Safeway in Anthem is scheduled to be converted to a Haggen this May.
The Washington-based grocer Haggen acquired stores across the West in a deal that took place several months ago. The first store conversions began in February. This May and June, 10 Arizona Safeway and Albertsons stores will also be switching over to the Haggen line.
Once the acquisition deal is fully completed, Haggen will have expanded 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 California store conversions are ongoing now. Arizona stores are next on the list for May and June; Nevada stores will also be switched over in June.
Current store employees will have the opportunity to remain working at their stores. Safeway employees are being invited to become Haggen employees and continue to work in the store.
Haggen specializes in locally-sourced products. The company reports that it plans to work closely with local farmers and producers to stock the grocery shelves.See more about Haggen’s products and store at www.Haggen.com.