SUPERVALU to Provide Distribution and Transition Services to Expanded Haggen Grocery Operations
SUPERVALU has reached agreement with Haggen, a grocery retailer currently operating 18 stores in Washington and Oregon, to serve as one of its primary grocery suppliers and as its transition services provider to the planned expanded Haggen business. Haggen has entered into an agreement to acquire 146 stores as part of the divestment process brought about by the Federal Trade Commission's (FTC) review of the Albertson's LLC and Safeway merger. Subject to FTC approval, the transaction is expected to close in early 2015.
Following the transaction's close, SUPERVALU would supply products and provide wholesale services to 64 Haggen stores in Oregon and Washington, and provide transition services for all 164 Haggen stores, including IT support and certain back-office support functions.
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