Haggen, Inc. will close the TOP Food & Drug store in Lacey, Wash., according to a company announcement.
The store, located at 5600 Martin Way, has 47 employees. Haggen officials have slated the store for closure in four to six weeks.
“As a company, we continually evaluate our stores and identify opportunities to strengthen our overall business,” said John Turley, the company’s co-president, in a statement. “We make this decision reluctantly, knowing that it will impact our dedicated employees and loyal customers. We appreciate the patronage of our Lacey residents and hope they will consider visiting our Olympia location.”
Haggen will work with its employees’ union to find positions for the Lacey workers at other stores within its territory, according the company.
Haggen, headquartered in Bellingham, is the largest independent grocer in Washington. It currently operates 28 supermarkets in Washington and Oregon under the TOP Food & Drug and Haggen Northwest Fresh names.
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