By Associated Press • 

Haggen may sell 32 core stores in Washington, Oregon

 

BELLINGHAM — As grocery chain Haggen moves ahead with plans to shed many of its stores during bankruptcy, it's now looking to potentially unload its core stores in Washington and Oregon.

The Bellingham Herald reports court documents filed Monday shows the company has scheduled a hearing in early December to discuss selling the 32 stores it initially said it would keep. A timeline submitted shows a tentative January auction of those stores.

Haggen is already auctioning off 95 stores, many of which were purchased from Albertsons and Safeway in December. Haggen struggled to convert many of the stores to their brand and filed for bankruptcy protection in September.

Haggen officials said in an email to The Bellingham Herald that the company is required to explore potential outside opportunities for all its stores.

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Information from: The Bellingham Herald, http://www.bellinghamherald.com

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