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Haggen Adds MoneyGram Services to Acquired Stores

Haggen Inc. has inked a deal with MoneyGram to offer money transfer, bill payment and money order services in all stores recently acquired from the Albertsons-Safeway merger.

"As we introduce more shoppers to the Haggen experience throughout Washington, Oregon, California, Nevada and Arizona, we want to provide them with a full array of services to make their busy lives a little easier," said John Clougher, Haggen CEO, Pacific Northwest. "By working with MoneyGram, our shoppers can take advantage of their financial services while purchasing groceries in one convenient stop."

Noting Haggen's expansive growth across the West Coast, MoneyGram EVP of Business Development Pete Ohser said that the retailer's new stores "will offer ... customers more choices when they need to send money to or pick up money from friends and loved ones."

Haggen is in the process of acquiring 146 stores, thereby expanding from 18 stores with 16 pharmacies to 164 stores with 106 pharmacies, with locations in Washington, Oregon, California, Nevada and Arizona. 

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