Orange County Business Journal

Albertsons to Cut as Many as 2,500 SoCal Jobs

Kari Hamanaka Thursday, June 7, 2012

Grocery store chain Albertsons announced plans to lay off between 2,200 and 2,500 workers across its 247 Southern California stores.

The cuts are expected to take place between June 17 and July 1.

A “small number of positions in each store” are expected to be impacted, according to Albertsons spokeswoman Lilia Rodriguez, who declined to say how many layoffs would occur in Orange County.

Albertsons operates 29 stores here.

The move is seen as a “necessary step for us to take to help improve our business and accelerate our turnaround,” Albertsons Southern California President Dan Sanders said in a statement.

Albertsons counts Fullerton as its Southern California division headquarters, where it has its corporate offices and support center.

The chain is owned by Eden Prairie, Minn.-based grocery store chain operator SUPERVALU Inc., which acquired Albertsons in 2006.