Albertsons is closing dozens of stores, many of them in Southern California. We have learned that no Coachella Valley stores are on the chopping block.
The parent company of Albertsons announced plans Wednesday to close 27 under-performing stores around the country, including 19 in Southern California.
A statement from Supervalu indicated that the stores being closed are either under-performing or "non-strategic."
Albertsons spokesperson Lilia Rodriguez could not provide the number of layoffs expected, but said each affected store employs between 50-100 people. Some more senior "team members" will be able to retain their positions because of "bumping rights," which will allow them to move to other locations.
Most of the affected stores are expected to be closed by December. The closest store to the Valley, listed to be shuttered, is located in Moreno Valley. Below is a list of the stores in California that will be closed provided by KABC.
Mesmer and Jefferson - Culver City
7th and Redondo - Long Beach
Harbor and Garden Grove Boulevard - Garden Grove
Harbor Boulevard and Imperial Highway - Fullerton
Dale and La Palma -Buena Park
Brookhurst and Katella - Anaheim
Baldwin Hills - Los Angeles
Central and Chevy Chase - Glendale
Devonshire and Reseda - Northridge
Van Nuys and Sherman - Van Nuys
Bear Valley and Amethyst Roads - Victorville
Pigeon Pass and Ironwood - Moreno Valley
Colima and Fairway Drive - Rowland Heights
Hamner Ave and Hidden Valley Parkway - Norco
Grove Avenue and Walnut Street - Ontario
Limonite and Clay - Riverside
Colima Road - Hacienda Heights
Amar and Nogales - Walnut
Azusa and Cypress - Covina