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Workers in Santa Barbara County sue Vons claiming overtime, lunch break violations

By   /  Thursday, September 24th, 2015  /  Latest news  /  Comments Off on Workers in Santa Barbara County sue Vons claiming overtime, lunch break violations

A $4 million workers’ rights lawsuit was filed on behalf of 500 former and present Vons employees against Vons locations in Santa Barbara County, the Santa Barbara-based law firm Anticouni & Associates announced on Sept. 24. The class-action lawsuit filed in Santa Barbara Superior Court alleges that Vons did not pay overtime compensation and required Read More →

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Haggen finds it’s tough to be third competitor for tri-county shoppers

By   /  Friday, July 24th, 2015  /  Editorials, Opinion  /  Comments Off on Haggen finds it’s tough to be third competitor for tri-county shoppers

The point of anti-trust regulators forcing Albertson’s and Safeway to sell off 146 supermarkets in order to allow for the two companies to merge was to create a viable third competitor in the market. That role was eagerly claimed by Haggen Inc., an independent grocery and pharmacy chain based in the state of Washington whose Read More →

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Albertsons & Safeway to sell 168 stores before merger is approved

By   /  Friday, December 19th, 2014  /  Banking & Finance, Latest news, Real Estate, Restaurants, Top Stories, Tri-County Economy  /  1 Comment

The divestiture of the stores is part of another deal to secure FTC clearance for Albertons to acquire Safeway in a $9.2 billion deal. That transaction, which the companies are calling a merger, was announced in March and is expected to close in January.

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