SUPERVALU announced today that it reached an agreement with Associated Food Stores for the sale of the majority of its Albertsons stores located in Utah. The sale will include 36 Albertsons stores in Utah and their respective pharmacies and fuel centers, with the exception of three St. George-area stores which will remain Albertsons and continue to be operated by SUPERVALU.
The Associated Food Stores Inc., had this to say in their press release:
Shoppers will begin noticing improvements in phases over the next few months. Associated Food Stores expects to offer employment to substantially all Utah store-level associates from the 36 stores it is acquiring. Currently Associated Food Stores employs over 5,000 people, primarily in Utah.
Richard Parkinson, president and CEO, Associated Food Stores, said this transaction will help the company better serve customers in the Utah area.
“We are excited about these stores joining our great company,” said Parkinson. “Having served this market for 70 years, Associated Food Stores supplies local grocers who represent the only locally owned and operated grocery stores in Utah. We feel our experience and expertise will be beneficial to these new stores as well.”
It sounds like all you Utah Ladies have some changes in store for you! Orem and West Jordan stores are not being sold to Associated Foods but they are looking for buyers. The stores in St. George will continue to be owned by Supervalu as will all the stores in Idaho, Montana and Wyoming.
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