LONG BEACH (CBSLA.com) — Albertsons’ parent company says it will close 19 underperforming stores in Southern California by the end of the year.
Supervalu Inc. announced Wednesday that it will close 27 Albertsons stores across the country.
Most stores are expected to close their doors by Dec. 1.
Thirty-three other stores under the company’s umbrella, including Save-A-Lot and ACME, will also close, Supervalu Inc. said.
The company cites poor business as company profits fell by nearly half in the first quarter.
Employees were notified of the closures Wednesday. It is unknown how many workers will be affected.
“There’s a lot of apprehension and the uncertainty. . . . A lot of people don’t know what the future is for them,” Albertsons employee Mike Kumashiro said.
Local stores slated for closure:
Mesmer & Jefferson, Culver City, CA (already closed)
7th & Redondo, Long Beach, CA
Harbor & Garden Grove Blvd., Garden Grove, CA
Harbor Blvd. & Imperial Hwy., Fullerton, CA
Dale & La Palma, Buena Park, CA
Brookhurst & Katella, Anaheim, CA
Baldwin Hills, Los Angeles, CA
Central & Chevy Chase, Glendale, CA
Devonshire & Reseda, Northridge, CA
Van Nuys & Sherman, Van Nuys, CA
Bear Valley & Amethyst Roads, Victorville, CA
Pigeon Pass & Ironwood, Moreno Valley, CA
Colima & Fairway Drive, Rowland Heights, CA
Hamner Ave & Hidden Valley Pkw., Norco, CA
Grove Ave & Walnut Street, Ontario, CA
Limonite & Clay, Riverside, CA
Colima Road, Hacienda Heights, CA
Amar & Nogales, Walnut, CA
Azusa & Cypress, Covina, CA
More than 200 Albertsons markets will remain open in California.