Haggen to Shutter 3 More Top Food Stores

Haggen, Inc. has revealed plans to close three more of its Top Food & Drug stores, in Auburn, Kent and Yakima, Wash., throughout the next three months, according to published reports.

As many as 150 employees will be affected by the closures, though the company is “working with local unions to try to place employees at other Haggen stores or local grocery retailers,” reports Komonews.com.

According to the Bellingham-based company, these closures are part of a long-term strategy to up the competitiveness of the chain, Komonews.com reported.

Haggen unveiled plans earlier this year to shutter Top Food stores in Tacoma, Lacey, Federal Way, Bellevue and Shoreline. The chain now operates more than 20 stores under the Haggen Northwest Fresh and Top Food & Drug banners.

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