Any more closings in the near future?

Any more closings in the near future?

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HMC

Celina, TX

#1 Dec 30, 2010
I worked at store 4261 in Plano, TX, and it closed down in 2008. Transferred to 4188, it closed down in 2009. Transferred to store 4123, and it's still open. I no longer work there but my fiancé does, he's assistant grocery manager and it's our only source of income right now, so naturally I'm curious as to the fate of the company.
I heard that Cole Real Estate or something acquired 32 stores back in November, one of the states was Texas. The press release said "key markets," but did not specify which ones.
Has anyone heard anything about impending store closings in the DFW area? Any rumors?
One1hawk

United States

#2 Jan 5, 2011
It helps to read the articles, these are leaseback contracts. They are counting on the stores to be there a long time, so they can charge Cerberus rent on them for the long term. They can only hope that these properties will be in existance a long time.

Since: Feb 07

TX

#3 Jan 7, 2011
ELLENSBURG -- An Albertsons store in Ellensburg is one of several Washington and California stores the grocery chain will close at the end of February.

The store at 705 N. Ruby St. was a "non-performing store," company spokeswoman Lilia Rodriguez said. A store in Puyallup, Wash., and four stores in Southern California will also close, she said. The closings are timed to the beginning of a new fiscal year for the grocery chain, which is owned by Eden Prairie, Minn.-based Supervalu.

Albertsons stores at 1610 W. Lincoln Ave. and 401 S. 40th Ave. in Yakima will stay open.
DFW

Burleson, TX

#4 Jan 7, 2011
January 7, 2011
Team--
Today we’ve been delivering the very tough message to associates in a handful of our
Texas stores that their stores will close in mid to late February. We realize that in every
store we operate there are approximately 100 associates who all have lives outside of
Albertson’s; they have spouses, children, parents, car payments, rent, mortgages and
other financial obligations. The decision to close a store is not made lightly, because
we know the disrupting effect it can have on associates and their families.
On the other hand, if we hang on to stores that have consistently been losing money, it
can have a negative effect on ALL of our stores, because they have to make up for the
losses. For the well-being of the Company, we need to make these tough decisions,
because in the long run, it makes our Company more financially healthy.
When we close stores that are taking away from our bottom line rather than contributing
to it, we can use the money that was being spent to make up for their losses and invest
it into remodels and building new stores, all of which create new jobs and add more
hours that stores can offer associates. That also puts money back into the economy,
which is good for Albertson’s and the communities in which we operate. In fact, in
2010, we remodeled numerous stores, reinvigorating their teams and pleasing our
customers. Also, we opened two stores in Texas, and have another one planned for
Denham Springs, Louisiana this spring.
The teams in the closing stores all worked very hard to try to make the stores profitable,
but unfortunately it didn’t happen. It’s never just one reason that a store loses sales –
it’s a combination of factors. The communities around the stores may have changed in
the years that we’ve been there; evolving from being residential to more commercial. In
others, traffic patterns have changed and our store isn’t the most convenient for area
residents to get into. Whatever the reason, these stores just weren’t profitable. We will
make our best efforts to transfer associates from the closing stores to other locations,
wherever possible. Those associates who we are not able to place may be eligible for
severance benefits to assist them as they look for other employment.
We are trying to “right the ship”, so in the long run it benefits all of our associates and
our Company. Stay focused on our customers and on increasing sales, so we will all
have a positive and profitable 2011!
See you in the stores,
William
fville

Plano, TX

#5 Jan 7, 2011
store 4147,4118,4125,4107,are closing in Dallas area.
Stan

Tyler, TX

#6 Jan 7, 2011
4208 Tyler, TX closing.
worker

Colorado Springs, CO

#7 Jan 8, 2011
How many stores will be still open in Dallas area?
Dreamy

Ocala, FL

#8 Jan 9, 2011
Any word on Florida stores?
UnemployedThanx2 Albertson

Okeechobee, FL

#9 Jan 17, 2011
Dreamy

Albertson's closes final Brevard store

In January, Albertson's LLC said it was closing its supermarket on the southeast corner of Lake Washington and Wickham roads in Melbourne. It was the last Albertson's in Brevard County.

I feel bad for them its not easy out here I've been collecting unemployment since Jan 2010 after they close the Orlando Stores.... For the first time in my life I started doing things I've never done in my life like: to receive Food Stamps, moving to a dump called home-sweet home on colonial because my rent was too much so I lost my apartment, the bank took my car now I take the bus, No more cell phone now I use pay phones, my clothes are from the salvation army, This past thanks giving ate turkey at a church, and the list goes on and on....

Is ruff now days to find a job if you're over 40.

God Bless America
wonderinginTX

Canyon Lake, TX

#10 Jan 19, 2011
I really do not believe that Albertsons should be blamed for your current state of unemployment. They have given you a severance, and it is up to each individual to make your choices, and your choice should be to take care of yourself and not to blame Albertsons for your problems.
jim

Arlington, TX

#11 Jan 20, 2011
Scott hays is next
DFW

Burleson, TX

#12 Jan 21, 2011
huh?
heyahuya

Las Vegas, NV

#13 Jan 25, 2011
here in vegas, we just laid off 100 employees. there were 5 from my store alone. rumors are circulating that there are 4 stores to close here but nothing officially stated yet. the rumors come from usually credulous source, our vendors. crazy/scary stuff in these tight times.
1jawbone

Simi Valley, CA

#14 Jun 23, 2011
good glad albertsons is going, hope some one is coming, thats going to open up a whole new, ball game.. back to the people. care about the people!! NOT JUST THE MONEY** it failed because albertsons`
failed the people. GO BACK TO THE WAY IT WAS, 10+_
years ago,right. when the people really(MATTER)!!!!! NO MORE PEOPLE IN LINE REALLY

GOD BLESS!!! and GOOD LUCK!!
Caylee

Plano, TX

#15 Jan 12, 2012
Albertsons closing 3 more stores...Frisco Tx, Bedford Tx and Layfaette La...
Ellen

Auburndale, FL

#16 Mar 28, 2012
I work in the only Albertsons remaining in Hillsborough County (Tampa Bay), Fl. Hoping the store will continue to be here. I am nervous, even though the store is turning a profit, I am leary of the distribution and logistics of only having one store in the county.
Ellen

Auburndale, FL

#17 Apr 9, 2012
We found out today that Valrico, Fl is closing. Employees are not supposed to know, but we do. If I heard correctly, all of Tampa Bay will be closed within 6 weeks. Embarrassing finding out from customers as management didn't have the guts to tell us.
dewey

Athens, TN

#18 Apr 11, 2012
sorry ellen info not all correct, Valrico store is closing but not until June 9th, dont know where you get info but should verify before posting
Ellen

Homosassa, FL

#19 Apr 11, 2012
Sorry Dewey you are right. The correct information is 9 to 10 weeks. that makes all the difference. I guess with the correct information we can say the store will be open for a long time. Honesty from management would have stopped rumors before they got started.
Mike

Homosassa, FL

#20 Apr 15, 2012
Just wondering how long I will have my job in the Clearwater store. A lot of people think the store will stay open,(maybe they are actually lying about that.) I am giving it six months, a year at most. When I found out about the rest of the Florida stores this week, I immediately decided it was time to start looking. I don't want to be caught without work in the near future.

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