Haggen called the move an effort “to continue to improve its business and strengthen its competitive position.”
Neither of Haggen’s Coachella Valley locations will be impacted at this time.
In December, Haggen took over the Vons location in Palm Desert on Highway 111, and the Pavillions on Bob Hope Drive in Rancho Mirage.
In a news release, a Haggen representative said most of the stores being closed or sold had been acquired as part of a divestment deal with Albertsons and Safeway.  At that time, Haggen expanded from 18 stores to 146, and increased its workforce from 2,000 to 10,000.
More stores could close in the future.
“Haggen’s goal going forward is to ensure a stable, healthy company that will benefit our customers, associates, vendors, creditors, stakeholders as well as the communities we serve,” said Haggen CEO Pacific Southwest, Bill Shaner. “By making the tough choice to close and sell some stores, we will be able to invest in stores that have the potential to thrive under the Haggen banner.”
Stores slated to close:
Tucson – 10380 E Broadway Blvd.
Tucson – 8740 E. Broadway
Anthem – W. Anthem Way
Flagstaff – E. Route 66
Prescott Valley – E. Hwy. 69
Newbury Park – Newbury Rd.
Los Osos – Los Osos Valley Rd.
Simi Valley – Cochran St.
Simi Valley – Madera, 660 E. Los Angeles Ave.
Bakersfield – E. Stockdale Hwy.
Santa Clarita – McBean Pkwy.
Irvine – Portola Pkwy.
Mission Viejo – Los Alisos Blvd.
Tustin – 17th Street
San Marcos – Rancho Santa Fe
El Cajon – Fletcher Pkwy.
La Mesa – Lake Murray Blvd.
Chula Vista – Telegraph Canyon Rd.
Chula Vista – Third Ave.
San Ysidro – W. San Ysidro Blvd.
Tualatin – SW Tualatin-Sherwood Rd
Klamath Falls — North 8th St.
Klamath Falls – South 6th St
Grants Pass – NE Beacon Dr.
Keizer – River Road North
Spanaway – Pacific Ave. S.