Albertsons Closing More North Texas Stores

By Barbara Schwarz, NewsRadio 1080 KRLD

DALLAS (CBSDFW.COM) – Grocery store chain Albertsons will be closing five more North Texas stores soon.

“Over the last several years we’ve taken steps to have these stores compete in the marketplace, but unfortunately we were unable to do so,” Spokeswoman Christine Wilcox told NewsRadio 1080 KRLD.

Wilcox talks with Barbara Schwarz

Going away are the Albertsons at Hebron and old Denton in Carrollton, at Highway 78 and Crist in Garland, Plano and Beltine in Richardson, Park and Shiloh in Plano and Southlake and Davis in Southlake.

Wilcox says the stores were simply losing money. “When a neighborhood changes from more residential to commercial, that can be a factor. So can the economy.”

The stores will hold liquidation sales starting Wednesday, January 19. Wilcox anticipates the sales will run through mid February.

The stores employ 550 workers. Wilcox says she’s hopeful many of those employees will be transferred to other stores.

North Texas is considered to be one of the most competitive grocery store markets in the country.  Over the past few years Albertsons has closed or redeveloped nearly 20 stores across the area.  Last January the chain closed down three north Texas stores – in Frisco, Allen and Arlington

  • Cindy Smith

    Check out the Wal-mart across from the Cowboy’s Stadium, they have awesome displays from different vendors for the superbowl. They also have a pro-shop that is way cheaper than the stadium prices.

  • Anita Williams

    I predicted the store at Old Denton and Hebron would close months ago. There is a Kroger across the street with a gas station, and to get 10 cents off per gallon all you have to do is spend 100.00 and use your Kroger plus card. Albertson’s used to be my store of choice until they raised their prices, and even with discounts I still spend more on the same things I could have went across the street and got at Kroger for less. The Kroger parking lot is always full, where as you can go across the street to Albertson’s and find any parking spot you want. It’s sad, Albertson’s used to be a great store, but got greedy.

  • RussP

    ALDI, it’s prices put all the big chains to shame, just remember to bring your own bags, cash or debit card and a quarter for the shopping cart.

  • Big Tom

    Aldi’s may be okay for milk/bread, if you only eat white or wheat, the only two options. Aldi’s gets good pricing on no name products. For example, no name oreos. Dont expect to find it two weeks later, it will be gone. For Staple items, Kroger is the place to go. They change their ads weekly, but the staple items are there. I love 10 cents off per gallon, discount prescriptions, and their great ad items.

  • Audrey

    The Park/Shiloh location has very few competitors close by and is surrounded by residential. The Kroger close by may be crowded but they are more expensive with less selection and I have no idea why such a nice clean location should be shut down. Albertsons appears to have bad management higher up and local stores are paying for their bad business sense and unsavy shoppers.

  • Connie

    I was hoping Albertsons in Denton Tx would be closing, they are so expensive, and when they have sale items, you go in and they never have the items. I would have thought since Sams and Walmart have built across the street Albertsons would have had to go. Well I can only hope!

    • Zabba

      Why would you “hope” they close? Just don’t shop there.

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