A dozen north King county grocery stores may be sold in possible Albertson's - Krogers merger

Thursday, July 11, 2024

QFC in the 4-Corners business district is on the list of stores to be sold in the Kroger-Albertson merger

By Diane Hettrick

Kroger, owner of QFC and Fred Meyer, and Albertsons, which owns Safeway and Haggen, are moving ahead with their planned merger.

This would leave Shoreline and Lake Forest Park with essentially three grocery stores - the mega-merged Kroger Albertsons chain and two locally owned stores: Town & Country Market and Ballinger Thriftway, plus whatever happens with the stores being sold.

The buyer for the 124 stores to be sold in Washington is New Hampshire-based C&S Wholesale Grocers.

Kroger-Albertsons has issued the list of stores it would sell to C&S as part of the merger. 

  • Bothell:  two QFCs and a Safeway
  • Kirkland: two Safeways and two QFCs
  • Woodinville: Haggen
  • Kenmore: Safeway
  • Mountlake Terrace: QFC
  • Edmonds: QFC
  • North Seattle: QFC on 111th & Roosevelt, QFC on 145th and 15th
  • Shoreline: QFC in 4-Corners business district
  • The full list is here
The merger is in the process for approval.


Heather July 11, 2024 at 7:49 AM  

If we think grocery prices are high now, imagine what they will be like after this merger. And the sale to C&S is a joke - has that ever worked in the history of monopolies? They'll be bankrupt and closed within a year. Why are they letting this go through? It's the very definition of a monopoly. Write to your reps and tell them not to listen to corporate greed.

Anonymous,  July 11, 2024 at 3:41 PM  

I will miss many of the QFC’s. 😢

Anonymous,  July 11, 2024 at 10:16 PM  

more food deserts more Amazon customers

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