Albany Democrat-Herald/Associated Press contributed to this story
VANCOUVER — Seven Albertsons stores around the Pacific Northwest that aren’t making enough money to stay in business are closing by February 20th. They include five in Washington and two in Oregon.
The stores on Padden Parkway and Fourth Plain in Vancouver are among the closures along with two in Tacoma and the Bothell location. Albany and Pendleton will close their stores too.
“We are committed to the Northwest. Sometimes we just have to make the tough decision to shut down the store,” said spokesman Dennis McCoy.
He says they are continuously evaluating their stores and pulling the plug on the less-profitable locations.
It leaves the Boise-based company with 104 stores in 16 states. Some of the employees may be able to transfer to other locations. Albertsons closed 26 stores in 2012, including Corvallis.