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Smart & Final bids on Haggen stores

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Grocery chain Haggen announced Monday plans to sell 36 stores in California and Nevada to two buyers who would keep the stores open. Under the offers which will require court approval, Smart & Final LLC proposed to buy 28 stores,... (Continue reading)

Haggen closing its California stores

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Grocery chain Haggen announced Thursday plans to close 127 stores in California, Arizona and Nevada. Employees will receive a 60 day notice of pending store and office closures. Haggen plans to continue operating 37 stores in Oregon and Washington. The... (Continue reading)

Robert’s Restaurant owner selling businesses to employees


A San Luis Obispo County restaurant owner who was convicted of stealing from a 99-year-old woman is selling his businesses to his employees. [Tribune] Robert Clouston was ordered in June to pay $327,000 in restitution for a scheme he carried... (Continue reading)

California ban on kangaroo imports returns


A California ban on the import of kangaroo parts will return next year after an eight-year hiatus. [Guardian] The trade of kangaroo parts currently comprises a $200 million industry in California. Kangaroo skins are used to make some shoes and... (Continue reading)

Haggen files for bankruptcy

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Grocery chain Haggen has filed for bankrupty following a troubled expansion into new locations, including the Central Coast. The Washington-based supermarket chain filed Tuesday for Chapter 11 bankruptcy protection. Chapter 11 bankruptcy would allow the company to reorganize its business... (Continue reading)

Haggens files $1 billion lawsuit against Albersons

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By KAREN VELIE Haggen, a Washington-based chain of grocery stores, filed a lawsuit Tuesday seeking more than $1 billion in damages against Albertsons. In Dec. 2014, Haggen bought 146 Albertsons, Vons, Pavilions and Safeway stores. Shortly after the purchase, many... (Continue reading)

Union files grievances against Haggen, Vons, Albertsons

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A Southern California union has filed grievances against three grocery chains over layoffs, cuts in pay and benefits and other alleged violations of collective bargaining agreements that have occurred in the aftermath of Haggen purchasing numerous Vons and Albertsons stores.... (Continue reading)

Macaroni & Cheese Festival 2015, event photos

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American General Media Radio produced the grand wine and cheese lovers event of the year on the Central Coast, the Gourmet Macaroni and Cheese Festival at Avila Beach Resort. Find local events as at CalCoastNews’ Event Calendar. Get links to... (Continue reading)

Haggens closing Los Osos store

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Haggens, a Washington-based chain of grocery stores, announced Friday plans to close 27 stores – including the Haggens located in Los Osos. The stores are slated to close in 60 days. Earlier this year, Haggen bought 146 Albertsons, Vons, Pavilions... (Continue reading)

Haggen fires Central Coast employees with disabilities

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Grocery chain Haggen fired developmentally disabled employees as part of its recent string of Central Coast layoffs, a Santa Barbara-based advocacy organization alleges. [KEYT] Earlier this year, Haggen a Washington-based company purchased 146 Albertsons, Vons, Pavilions and Safeway stores, some... (Continue reading)

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