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Albertsons Shoppers: Your Local Store Might Be Closing

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Sorry Albertsons shoppers, it might have been "your store" like the jingle went, but your store might be closing soon.

The supermarket chain's parent company, Supervalu, Inc., has announced the closure of 26 stores nationwide, including 18 in Southern California. One store, in Culver City, closed in August, according to the L.A. Times.

The stores the chain is shutting down have been deemed "underperforming" or "non-strategic" by the parent company.

"The majority of the stores are expected to close before December 1, 2012, the end of the Company’s fiscal 2013 third quarter," noted Supervalu in their statement. In other words, if you are an Albertsons regular, it's time to shop around for a new grocery store (and maybe a farmers' market).

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The majority of the stores closing are in California, with others in Oregon, Washington, Pennsylvania, New Jersey, Maryland, Indiana, Alabama, Georgia, Illinois and Missouri also on the chopping block.

Here's the list of SoCal stores that will close:
· Anaheim, CA - Brookhurst & Katella
· Buena Park, CA - Dale & La Palma
· Covina, CA - Azusa & Cypress
· Fullerton, CA - Harbor Boulevard & Imperial Highway
· Garden Grove, CA - Harbor & Garden Grove Boulevard
· Glendale, CA - Central & Chevy Chase
· Hacienda Heights, CA - Colima Road & South Azusa Avenue
· Long Beach, CA - 7th & Redondo
· Los Angeles, CA - South La Brea & Rodeo Road
· Moreno Valley, CA - Pigeon Pass & Ironwood
· Norco, CA - Hamner Avenue & Hidden Valley Parkway
· Northridge, CA - Devonshire & Reseda Boulevard
· Ontario, CA - Grove Avenue & Walnut Street
· Jurupa Valley, CA - Limonite & Clay
· Rowland Heights, CA - Colima & Fairway Drive
· Van Nuys, CA - Van Nuys Boulevard & Sherman Way
· Victorville, CA - Bear Valley Road & Amethyst Road
· Walnut, CA - Amar & Nogales

In 2009, Albertsons closed nine underperforming SoCal stores in Canoga Park, Chula Vista, Encinitas, Lakewood, Cathedral City, Lancaster, Rancho Cucamonga, San Diego and Temple City.

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