After spending up to $10 million remodeling six of its stores in metro El Paso, supermarket chain Albertson’s is looking at the possibility of opening several other locations in the area.
The Boise, Idaho-based chain, one of the largest supermarket companies in the country, currently has eight stores in urban and suburban El Paso.
But the company earlier this summer announced it was closing one of those stores, this one located in northeast El Paso at 9111 Dyer Street.
At the announcement of that closing, Albertson’s spokesperson Nancy Keane said the company decided to do away with the Dyer Street store in an effort to improve the operational efficiency of the chain in El Paso.
Keane has since told the El Paso Times that the company is “looking at other locations to expand Albertsons’ presence in El Paso.”
Where those new stores will be located, and whether they would be opened in existing spaces or newly-constructed buildings, has not yet been announced.
Albertson’s, operating under several banner names, has more than 2,200 stores nationally.
The company has often engaged in a process of closing what it regards as under-performing outlets in some cities, while building entirely new stores in different locations in the same cities.
Typical Albertson’s stores measure anywhere between 50,000 square feet and 70,000 square feet and are located primarily in the West.
By Garry Boulard
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