Oak Harbor's Haggen is retaining name under Albertsons ownership

From 33, to roughly 185, to 15. That’s how wildly the store count at grocery chain Haggen has fluctuated in 15 months. The numbers tell the story of a Bellingham company that started as a regional presence, tried too fast to build an empire and ended up, bankrupt, as a business unit of former competitor Albertsons LLC. The Oak Harbor Haggen store – once a Safeway – is among those slated to be bought by Albertsons.