Control on who can own how many grocery stores ??

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  1. U201491

    U201491 Well-Known Member

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  2. IheartSig

    IheartSig
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    Haggen was set up to fail on that one, it was a bad deal from the start. They tried to replace stores like Albertsons and Safeway with stores like Haggens that cater to a whole different clientele. They had to buy all the stores and they HAD to change them over. They knew from the start many would fail. You cant open a high end grocery store in Grants Pass (for example) where people don't buy high end groceries. There is a reason you don't see a bunch of New Seasons and Trader Joes down there.

    All the former Alberstsons employees for example became Haggens employees and now have become unemployed because there isn't any place to put them.

    If you are upset with anyone be upset with the merger and the way it was handled. I get wanting to avoid monopolies and over saturation etc, but all this did was put people out of jobs and force others to drive somewhere else further away for their groceries.
     
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  3. mjbskwim

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    The article only talked about the safeway/albertsons merger and control of number of stores.
    That was probably a control issue.If they would have let them keep all the stores they would have had the market sown up.
    Then it talked about making Haggen take over the stores in a certain time frame
    Doesn't talk much about the government controlling much else.
    Don't worry,Wally world will put them all out of business in the not too distant future
     

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