Haggen’s Horrible Year

If the saga of Haggen Holdings were to be turned into a Broadway musical it would likely be called How Not to Succeed in Business. For Haggen is the story of a scrappy 18-unit independent chain from small-town Bellingham, Wash., with dreams of making it big in the bright lights, big city metropolitan [...]

2015-12-03T01:33:10+00:00December 3rd, 2015|Tags: , |

Haggen bankruptcy: Failure is the ‘fastest’ in modern grocery store history

After landing in Southern California six months ago, Northwest grocer Haggen has filed for bankruptcy protection – a move considered one of the quickest collapses to hit the supermarket industry in decades. “This is the fastest (failure) in modern supermarket history,” said grocery strategist Burt P. Flickinger. “In all of [...]

2015-09-11T17:33:28+00:00September 11th, 2015|Tags: , |

Haggen accuses Albertsons of sabotaging store takeover, sues for $1 billion

The supermarket battle between Haggen and Albertsons is getting uglier. Haggen, a Pacific Northwest chain, sued Albertsons for allegedly engaging in “systematic efforts” to eliminate it as a competitor in five states, including California. According to the lawsuit, filed Tuesday in federal court in Delaware, Haggen said Albertsons started engaging [...]

2015-09-02T17:57:25+00:00September 2nd, 2015|Tags: , |

The Haggen grocery store situation explained: How it happened, where it’s going

When Haggen entered California’s ultra competitive grocery industry earlier this year, the company arrived with a bang. The Bellingham, Wash.-based supermarket chain had just purchased a slew of stores — including 83 California locations — that formerly operated as Vons or Albertsons. The move appeared to signal the arrival of [...]

2015-09-02T17:15:32+00:00September 2nd, 2015|Tags: , |
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