Albertsons Closing Store in Pendleton, 6 Others Across Northwest
PENDLETON, OR - The grocery chain Albertsons plans to close several stores around the Northwest, including the store in Pendleton.
The East Oregonian reports 46 workers at that store will be laid off, and the store will close for good on February 20th. The Pendleton store is one of seven stores that will close in Washington and Oregon. Albertsons operates a total of 111 stores throughout the region.
An Albertsons spokesman says the Boise-based company is continuously evaluating its stores, pulling the plug on locations that are less profitable.
Some of the employees who work at the affected stores may be able to transfer to a different location.