Haggen hosting meet-and-greet Thursday

Haggen’s first two Kitsap County grocery stores have been up and running for about 10 days now. 

IMG_7058In an effort to get to know their new neighborhood better, Haggen representatives are hosting a community meeting Thursday in Port Orchard.

Haggen is holding these meetings in all the new markets it’s moving into this year.

According a news release, Haggen wants to hear from small farmers and producers interested in selling wares in the stores, nonprofits interested in Haggen’s charitable work, and small businesses interested in co-marketing campaigns, as well as community members.

The meeting is scheduled for 5-6 p.m. Thursday at the Port Orchard Pavilion, 701 SW Bay Street.

Haggen is taking over 146 former Albertsons and Safeway locations this year, including three in Kitsap County.

The Bellingham-based grocery chain converted a Silverdale Albertsons and a Port Orchard Safeway to the Haggen Northwest Fresh brand on March 7. An East Bremerton Albertsons will follow in June.

A Gig Harbor Safeway became a Haggen on March 11. A community meeting is scheduled for 5-6 p.m. March 23 at The Inn at Gig Harbor, 3211 56th Street NW.

If you’ve already been shopping at the Haggen stores I would love to know what you think. Drop a comment below.

3 thoughts on “Haggen hosting meet-and-greet Thursday

  1. Haggen has some emphasis on local products, which is nice if you’re into that sort of thing. I bought mushrooms and fruit juice from Washington and pizza dough and frozen vegetables from Oregon. Haggen very well could prove to be another good grocery store option. (Although I’m still not clear why here in Port Orchard the only Safeway was sold, while two Albertsons remain.)

  2. Shopped once so far at the Port Orchard Haggen about a week ago. It seemed empty, lots of blank space. Prices ok, selection a little different with the new Haggen brands, so we tried the steak, not to bad actually. I have Albertson and Fred Meyers on the road between me and Haggens. Haggens needs to really have something we want to battle the traffic on Bethel and skip Albertson & Fred Meyer. I hope they can expand with a decent salad bar like the Safeway in Gig Harbor had. That was worth the trip if we were in the area.

  3. I stopped the PO Haggens last weekend. Did buy a couple sale items and some produce. Checked a few prices of things I buy every month, they were high! An example, Lipton Diet Citrus Tea, Haggens $7.99, Walmart $5.99. Used to find at Safeway sometimes for $4.99. I’ll miss Safeway.

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