Several King County grocery stores on Kroger-Albertsons sale list

See the entire list, which includes Safeway, QFC and Haggen stores.

A total of 124 grocery stores in Washington state — including dozens in King County — will be sold to New Hampshire-based C&S Wholesale Grocers as the corporate merger of Kroger and Albertsons moves forward.

Kroger and Albertsons on July 9 released the locations of 579 stores across the nation that it plans to sell as part of a corporate merger, first announced in 2022. In King County, cities with the most locations up for sale are Seattle, Kirkland and Redmond (see the entire list of King County stores below).

Leaders of the grocery companies claim the merger and sale won’t change anything, but local unions say the merger would harm workers and customers.

In addition to its own stores, Kroger owns the QFC and Fred Meyer brands while Albertsons owns the Safeway and Haggen brands.

C&S owns the Piggly Wiggly and Grand Union brands, with more than 600 Piggly Wiggly stores in 18 states in the South and Midwest and 11 Grand Union stores in New York and Vermont, according to the websites for each brand.

The chief executive officers of Kroger and Albertsons said in a joint video statement that the sales will lead to lower prices and more choices for customers.

“Divested stores are not closed stores,” Kroger CEO Rodney McMullen said in a video statement.

McMullen added that C&S has said it will continue to operate the stores as they are today and honor all collective bargaining agreements. He said the company will not close stores or lay off employees.

‘Not a done deal’

A coalition of United Food & Commercial Workers (UFCW) local unions released the following statement in response to the Kroger-Albertsons announcement:

“Today’s (July 9) announcement changes nothing,” said Tom Geiger, special projects director for Seattle-based UFCW 3000. “The merger is not a done deal, far from it. We remain focused on stopping the proposed mega-merger for the same reasons we have stated since it was first announced over 20 months ago — because we know it would harm workers, it would harm shoppers, it would harm suppliers and communities, and it is illegal.

“The merger proposal was rejected in January and February by the Attorneys General from the states of Colorado and Washington and the Federal Trade Commission. We applaud their actions. They have been in possession of this proposed divestiture list, made public today by the companies, for months and that did not change their opposition to the proposed merger. These legal challenges to the proposed merger are moving forward with hearings beginning at the end of July and scheduled to go through September.”

King County stores being sold to C&S

Haggen — 1406 Lake Tapps Pkwy E, Auburn

Safeway — 101 Auburn Way S, Auburn

QFC — 10116 NE 8th St, Bellevue

QFC — 2636 Bellevue Way NE, Bellevue

QFC — 3550 Factoria Blvd SE, Bellevue

QFC — 15600 NE 8th St Ste K1, Bellevue

QFC — 1510 145th Pl SE, Bellevue

QFC — 18921 Bothell Way NE, Bothell

QFC — 22833 Bothell Everett Hwy, Bothell

Safeway — 20711 Bothell Hwy, Bothell

Safeway — 138 SW 148th St, Burien

Safeway — 17023 SE 272nd St, Covington

Safeway — 27035 Pacific Hwy S, Des Moines

QFC — 1009 Monroe Ave, Enumclaw

Safeway — 2109 SW 336th St, Federal Way

QFC — 1540 NW Gilman Blvd, Issaquah

Safeway — 735 NW Gilman Blvd Ste B, Issaquah

Safeway — 1451 Highlands Dr NE, Issaquah

Safeway — 6850 NE Bothell Way, Kenmore

QFC — 13304 SE 240th St, Kent

Safeway — 13101 SE Kent-Kangley Rd, Kent

QFC — 11224 NE 124th St, Kirkland

QFC — 425 Urban Plaza Ste 100, Kirkland

Safeway — 12519 NE 85th St, Kirkland

Safeway — 10020 NE 137th St, Kirkland

QFC — 22131 SE 237th St, Maple Valley

Safeway — 26916 Maple Valley Rd, Maple Valley

QFC — 8421 SE 68th St, Mercer Island

QFC — 7823 SE 28th St, Mercer Island

QFC — 6940 Coal Creek Pkwy SE, Newcastle

QFC — 460 E North Bend Way, North Bend

QFC — 15800 Redmond Way, Redmond

QFC — 8867 161st Ave NE, Redmond

QFC — 23475 NE Novelty Hill Rd, Redmond

Safeway — 15000 NE 24th, Redmond

QFC — 4800 NE 4th St, Renton

Safeway — 200 S 3rd St, Renton

QFC — 2902 228th Ave SE, Sammamish

QFC — 17847 1st Ave S, Seattle

QFC — 1600 W Dravus St, Seattle

QFC — 2500 SW Barton St, Seattle

QFC — 1401 Broadway, Seattle

QFC — 2707 Rainier Ave S, Seattle

QFC — 1531 NE 145th St, Seattle

QFC — 11100 Roosevelt Way NE, Seattle

QFC — 4500 Wallingford Ave N, Seattle

QFC — 9999 Holman Rd NW, Seattle

QFC — 500 Mercer St, Seattle

QFC — 4550 42nd Ave SW, Seattle

QFC — 417 Broadway E #2, Seattle

QFC — 5700 24th Ave NW, Seattle

Safeway — 8340 15th Ave NW, Seattle

Safeway — 2622 California Ave SW, Seattle

Safeway — 7340 35th Ave NE, Seattle

Haggen — 17641 Garden Way NE, Woodinville

Click here to see the entire list of affected stores in Washington and the U.S.

The Kirkland Urban QFC, pictured here, is among the stores on the list. (File photo)

The Kirkland Urban QFC, pictured here, is among the stores on the list. (File photo)