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Haggen announced on Wednesday that it has received approval from the bankruptcy court overseeing its affairs to sell 47 stores to companies that include Albertsons, Smart & Final, Stater Bros., Sprouts, and a number of independents.

According to the Oregonian, "By mid-November, Haggen had put up 91 of its 164 stores for auction, and the court approved the sale of 36 of the stores in the Southwest region to two California grocers.

"Haggen had hoped to sell the remaining 55 stores up for auction to a number of bidders, including Albertsons. Albertsons previously owned several of the stores it wants to buy back. Of those 55 Haggen stores, the court Wednesday approved deals for 47. It's unclear what will become of the other eight."
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