Albertsons’ the only bid considered in Haggen purchase

Filed on 28. Mar, 2016 in Contents, News

By Jim Davis The Herald Business Journal Haggen Food & Pharmacy received four offers to buy at least some of its remaining stores in Washington and Oregon but only considered the Albertsons bid, according to court documents filed earlier this month. The $106 million offer is to be reviewed at a hearing Tuesday in U.S. [...]

Sterling Life Insurance Company office to close

Filed on 17. Mar, 2016 in Contents, News

By Emily Hamann The Bellingham Business Journal Health services company Cigna plans to lay off 55 workers in Bellingham as it completes its purchase of Sterling Life Insurance Co. The employees will lose their jobs May 11, according to a Worker Adjustment and Retraining Notification announcement released Wednesday. Those workers can apply for positions at [...]

Downtown Bellingham to hold first quarterly meeting of the year

Filed on 17. Mar, 2016 in Events, News

The Downtown Bellingham Partnership has announced its first quarterly meeting of the year will be from 5:30 p.m. to 7 p.m. March 23 at The Local’s Annex Bar at 1427 Railroad Avenue. The Downtown Meeting will consist of a half hour of mingling, then dive into the agenda at 6 p.m. interim Director Alice Clark [...]

Legal threat prompts Bellingham laundromat name change

Filed on 16. Mar, 2016 in Contents, Features, News

Legal threat prompts Bellingham laundromat name change

By Jim Davis For The Bellingham Business Journal BELLINGHAM — Q Laundry in the Sunnyland neighborhood is changing its name and branding after getting into a trademark dispute with a national laundry manufacturer. The laundromat at 810 Alabama St. will be known as Brio Laundry. Owner Colleen Unema said she started the business in 2013 [...]

Albertsons to keep Haggen name on some stores

Filed on 15. Mar, 2016 in News

Albertsons to keep Haggen name on some stores

By Emily Hamann The Bellingham Business Journal It looks like things will be almost the same. Almost. Albertsons laid out on Monday what will happen if its purchase of 29 Haggen Food & Pharmacy’s stores is approved. Fifteen of the stores will remain under the Haggen brand. The other 14 stores across Washington and Oregon [...]

Albertsons plans to keep Haggen brand name in 15 Washington stores

Filed on 14. Mar, 2016 in Contents, News

The Herald Business Journal Staff Albertsons plans to run some Haggen Food & Pharmacy stores under its historic brand name if a deal goes through to allow the supermarket giant to buy the Bellingham chain’s remaining stores. Albertsons will operate 14 historic Haggen stores under the Haggen brand name and one converted location in Oak [...]

What will Haggen’s bankruptcy mean for grocery store shoppers?

Filed on 14. Mar, 2016 in Contents, News

By Jim Davis and Emily Hamann The Herald Business Journal As Albertsons controls more of the grocery-store market in Snohomish County — and looks to add an even bigger slice — it’s reasonable to ask what it means for the shopper. Higher prices and lower quality. Or at least that was the opinion of the Federal [...]

Haggen reaches deal to sell remaining stores to Albertsons

Filed on 11. Mar, 2016 in Contents, News

Haggen reaches deal to sell remaining stores to Albertsons

By Jim Davis The Herald Business Journal Haggen Food & Pharmacy announced Friday evening that it had accepted Albertsons’ bid to acquire 29 core stores in Washington and Oregon including five in Whatcom County. The Boise, Idaho-based Albertsons would pay $106 million for the stores, according to documents filed in U.S. Bankruptcy Court in Delaware. The agreement [...]

Albertsons in talks to purchase remaining Haggen stores

Filed on 10. Mar, 2016 in Contents, News

The Herald Business Journal Albertsons is in talks to purchase the remaining 30-plus Haggen grocery stores in Washington and Oregon, according to multiple reports. An auction hearing scheduled for Friday has been postponed until March 18 in paperwork filed Wednesday with U.S. Bankruptcy Court in Delaware. The Federal Trade Commission has approved the potential acquisition of the stores and Albertsons [...]

Bellingham Albertsons to close by May 7

Filed on 08. Mar, 2016 in Contents, News

Albertsons plans to close its store at 1650 Birchwood Ave. in Bellingham, according to Sara Osborne, a spokesperson for the company. The store is scheduled to shut its doors by May 7. The store has 65 workers, Osborne said in an email. UFCW 21, a union that represents grocery store workers, worked out an agreement [...]

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