Albertsons closing in HMB

By on Tue, June 6, 2006

Half Moon Bay’s Albertsons supermarket will close in early August.

The Albertsons chain, once the second-largest in the country with 2,500 stores, has been struggling for years.  It was sold this month to a group of companies that included the Supervalu grocery store and CVS drugstore chains.  After Supervalu and CVS cherry-picked the locations they wanted for their stores, the remaining 660 Albertsons stores were to be operated as a separate company.  The company has closed many of these locations nationwide, and our own local Albertsons is among them.

The Half Moon Bay store has 37 employees, according to company representative Quyen Ha. The company is closing 37 of 168 stores in Northern California and Nevada.