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 COMMENT 642742 helpful negative off topic

Haggen Sues Albertsons for Damages

2015-09-01 08:59 PM

It's pronoumced Haggen. I know it tricky I was calling it Haggen's too. Haggens is so expensive I'd but at least they have good parking. Has anyone else noticed how bad the parking lot at Trader joe is? Very irritating, I usually just walk I mean come on I have time

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 COMMENT 642732P helpful negative off topic

Haggen Sues Albertsons for Damages

2015-09-01 08:35 PM

Seriously, who gives a rat's a** about this?!

Go to Trader Joe's, Costco & other places that know how to treat their employees fairly, pay them good wages & benefits.

Period!

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 COMMENT 642730P helpful negative off topic

Haggen Sues Albertsons for Damages

2015-09-01 08:22 PM

@ 729 which Haggens do you shop at (or work for?) :/

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 COMMENT 642729 helpful negative off topic

Haggen Sues Albertsons for Damages

2015-09-01 08:10 PM

I love Haggens, prices have come way down
Stores are clean and well stocked. I hope they
Are victorious !! Viva Haggens !!

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 COMMENT 642728 helpful negative off topic

Bug ID

2015-09-01 08:07 PM

Possibly "lawn shrimp" (Arcitalitrus sylvaticus) that also invade structures, introduced to Californica and more widely. But that's just a guess. They turn reddish when dead.

bugguide [dot] net/node/view/48652

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 COMMENT 642727 helpful negative off topic

Haggen Sues Albertsons for Damages

2015-09-01 08:05 PM

Hagens must be run by a bunch of morons!. We have been trying hard to like their store in Carpinteria.. but their prices are out of control and the place is a GHOST TOWN! The employees are preparing for their closure and I predict they have 2 months left. IF they just focused on low prices and good service they could make it. AMF!

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 COMMENT 642720P helpful negative off topic

Haggen Sues Albertsons for Damages

2015-09-01 07:35 PM

What about darling Melinda who was fired from the Haggens (used to be Vons) at Turnpike where I shopped for 25 years… she's a celebrity at the one remaining Vons on La Cumbre now. (possibly a Pathpoint person) (never liked Albertsons at all and sought out Vons and still do)

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 COMMENT 642704P helpful negative off topic

Haggen Sues Albertsons for Damages

2015-09-01 06:56 PM

673, what are you referring too? Can you provide a link to the Pathpoint article your referencing.

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 COMMENT 642700 helpful negative off topic

Haggen Sues Albertsons for Damages

2015-09-01 06:31 PM

623, furthering your point, if Albertson's caused them to unknowingly inflate prices, why didn't they drop them quickly when they noticed complaints and empty stores?

There's BS on both sides, but Haggis is more full of it. Who the heck would ever think you could expand that much that fast?

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 COMMENT 642698 helpful negative off topic

Haggen Sues Albertsons for Damages

2015-09-01 06:25 PM

ATTENTION ATTENTION Haggen Management! FREE ADVICE ON AISLE 5:

1. Lower your prices to match your competitors 2. Send out fliers to advertise your new lower prices. 3. Hire back your disabled workers and give them back pay (we liked them.) 4. Have a higher-up go on a media blitz and pubicly apologize to the community and beg forgivness and a second chance (people like to forgive) 5. Become a champion local charity and leader in the local community.

KISS = Keep it simple stupid!

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 COMMENT 642692 helpful negative off topic

Haggen Sues Albertsons for Damages

2015-09-01 06:00 PM

@677 - when 2 huge companies merge there is almost never any benefit to the consumer. In fact, if the merged entity becomes big enough it approaches monopoly status, which is usually a very bad thing for consumers. Albertsons was forced to sell some of their stores to avoid being too big and stifling competition.

I doubt Haggens can really blame their customer-alienating high prices on Albertsons. They tried to position themselves as something between Vons and Whole Foods, after all.

Competition, baby!

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 COMMENT 642689 helpful negative off topic

Bug ID

2015-09-01 05:47 PM

Looks like a common flea that you can find on cats and dogs, but not on mine ;o)

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 COMMENT 642686 helpful negative off topic

Haggen Sues Albertsons for Damages

2015-09-01 05:35 PM

673 hope you enjoy the commute up to WA. It is a bit of a drive but I am sure Haggen will be worth it for you.

Sue the Independent. Oh yeah because it is the Independent that caused Haggen to fail. Not their 7-1 leverage that they did not plan at all.

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 COMMENT 642685 helpful negative off topic

Haggen Sues Albertsons for Damages

2015-09-01 05:34 PM

I like Haggen's!

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 COMMENT 642683P helpful negative off topic

Haggen Sues Albertsons for Damages

2015-09-01 05:29 PM

673 - agree with what the Independent did. I was shocked.

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 COMMENT 642677 helpful negative off topic

Haggen Sues Albertsons for Damages

2015-09-01 05:19 PM

Haggens was forced into the deal by our government and Albertsons when they consolidated with Safeway/Vons. The truth is, none of the advantages of the merger have materialized for consumers and product availability and selection has gotten worse. The merger was a sham and Haggen is a victim just like us. I hope Haggen wins billions in the lawsuit. I am shopping at Haggens regularly now because I have the store to myself and the prices really are not as horrible as everyone says they are.

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 COMMENT 642673 helpful negative off topic

Haggen Sues Albertsons for Damages

2015-09-01 05:09 PM

I think that Haggen should also sue the Independent for the biased press reporting precipitated by Pathpoint.

I will do all my shopping at Haggen to support the remaining employees and will never ever support Pathpoint.

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 COMMENT 642657P helpful negative off topic

Haggen Sues Albertsons for Damages

2015-09-01 04:47 PM

Well, that clinches it for me. I was (reluctantly) picking up one or two items a week at Haggen's because they are near my house, but now I will not give them another dime.

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 FANGIRL helpful negative off topic

Haggen Sues Albertsons for Damages

2015-09-01 04:47 PM

I never went to Albertson's and don't go to Haggens. I prefer Ralphs.

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 COMMENT 642650 helpful negative off topic

Bug ID

2015-09-01 04:35 PM

From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia


Talitridae is a family of amphipods. Terrestrial species are often referred to as landhoppers and beach dwellers are called sandhoppers or sand fleas.

[Most] Marine amphipods are often washed up in the strandline, but die rapidly on drying out. Talitrids differ in being able to survive for a long time out of water; some Southern Hemisphere species are entirely terrestrial.[1]


Is it possible that OP has some kind of non-native landhoppers naturalized on their property, and the bag of shells from the beach has nothing to do with it? The color is wrong for the common sand fleas on our beaches. (But maybe a specialist knows something I don't.) The pictured animal looks alive or real fresh, so the color is probably natural.

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 COMMENT 642641 helpful negative off topic

Bug ID

2015-09-01 04:13 PM

My old-enough-to-know-better daughter brought a baggie filled with beach treasures, shells, rocks etc., home a couple of years ago and "forgot" it next to a piece of furniture in our tile stairwell. It sat for about 6 months. Ever since we have had regular hatchings, despite ferocious vacuuming bouts. We do not live on the beach and are wondering what these creatures (we call them shrimp) must be eating to survive this long out of their natural habitat.

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 COMMENT 642626 helpful negative off topic

Haggen Sues Albertsons for Damages

2015-09-01 03:56 PM

ONE BILLIONS DOLLARS....Dr. Evil laugh and pinky finger up.


oh my god im out of Popcorn....off to RALPHS I GO!

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 COMMENT 642624 helpful negative off topic

Haggen Sues Albertsons for Damages

2015-09-01 03:53 PM

caveat emptor

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 COMMENT 642623P helpful negative off topic

Haggen Sues Albertsons for Damages

2015-09-01 03:53 PM

So Albertsons forced the Haggen on Fairview to sell my husband "fresh" fish that smelled like ammonia??? My favorite of the grievances in the article is this one:

"Providing Haggen with false, misleading and incomplete retail pricing data, causing Haggen stores to unknowingly inflate prices;"

Evidently Haggen was unable to do their own research about local pricing, thus proving their incompetence. JMHO.

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 COMMENT 642621 helpful negative off topic

Haggen Sues Albertsons for Damages

2015-09-01 03:52 PM

Hmm still blaming everyone else but their own management.

They should have taken sbcc intro to business management and learned about "The Peter Principle"

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 COMMENT 642618 helpful negative off topic

Haggen Sues Albertsons for Damages

2015-09-01 03:49 PM

Vons-Albs dumped their underperforming stores with expensive leases and knew all along that Haggens would go bankrupt, leaving them with vitual monopolies. Haggens got rooked bigtime. I wonder who invested in that messopoly?

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 COMMENT 642614 helpful negative off topic

Haggen Sues Albertsons for Damages

2015-09-01 03:46 PM

Well, you coulnd't make the Albertsons on the Mesa any worse than it already was so whatever

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 COMMENT 642613 helpful negative off topic

Haggen Sues Albertsons for Damages

2015-09-01 03:46 PM

I think that anyone who wants to reply to this should also email their response to (deb at weinsteinpr dot com)

She is responsible for their PR.

I just did

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 COMMENT 642600 helpful negative off topic

Haggen Sues Albertsons for Damages

2015-09-01 03:30 PM

It seemed fishy to me from the beginning that Albertson's was benefitting from the anti-Haggen's rhetoric being spewed.

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 COMMENT 642597 helpful negative off topic

Haggen Sues Albertsons for Damages

2015-09-01 03:28 PM

Albertsons wasn't that great of a grocery store, but Haggen was worse. Good riddance.

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 COMMENT 642595P helpful negative off topic

Haggen Sues Albertsons for Damages

2015-09-01 03:23 PM

Oh dear lord... how pathetic when a corporation behaves like a child. $1Billion?? Why not a $QuadrillionZillionBazillion or more? What a farce.

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 COMMENT 642594 helpful negative off topic

Haggen Sues Albertsons for Damages

2015-09-01 03:23 PM

I think that three things are true.

1. Albertsons did all the things they are being accused of
2. Haggen was stupid enough to buy stores that it could not possibly support
3 The Feds should have never allowed that merger to happen.

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 COMMENT 642592 helpful negative off topic

Haggen Sues Albertsons for Damages

2015-09-01 03:21 PM

Of course Albertsons is responsible for Haggen's problems. They gave Haggen the gun which they used to shoot themselves in the foot.

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 COMMENT 642589 helpful negative off topic

Haggen Sues Albertsons for Damages

2015-09-01 03:18 PM

Read the press release at the link. Haggen has a pretty lengthy list of grievances. Should be interesting to see what happens...

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 COMMENT 642587 helpful negative off topic

Haggen Sues Albertsons for Damages

2015-09-01 03:11 PM

what did albertsons do, exactly?
I havent noticed any lower prices at my local albertsons...
Maybe its mostly happening elsewhere??
weird, oh well, I kindle figured we'd see Haagen start down this path about now.
I am just curious as to what exactly Albertsons did/is doing to garner such a lawsuit?

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 COMMENT 642586 helpful negative off topic

Haggen Sues Albertsons for Damages

2015-09-01 03:11 PM

Haggen is now Dr Evil?

"One BILLION dollars!"

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 COMMENT 642579P helpful negative off topic

Haggen Sues Albertsons for Damages

2015-09-01 03:01 PM

I'd say Haggen dug its own grave.

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 _BLANK_ helpful negative off topic

Haggen Sues Albertsons for Damages

2015-09-01 02:59 PM

*grabs popcorn*

I'm just here for the unbiased and completely non-polarized comments that I am sure this news will bring.

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 UMD helpful negative off topic

Haggen Sues Albertsons for Damages

2015-09-01 02:54 PM

lol

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 REX OF SB helpful negative off topic

Haggen Sues Albertsons for Damages

2015-09-01 02:54 PM

Hahahahahahaaaaaaaaaaa!!!!

That’ll teach.

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 COMMENT 642529P helpful negative off topic

Bug ID

2015-09-01 01:15 PM

486. Correct.

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 COMMENT 642486 helpful negative off topic

Bug ID

2015-09-01 11:57 AM

lol. That's a sand hopper from the beach. They're normally grayish, sort of the color of the beach sand. When they hop into a fire or dry out, they turn pink/copper, like when you cook a shrimp or lobster. They're harmless and sort of tickle. it's not a bug, its a type of isopod, i think.

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 COMMENT 642469 helpful negative off topic

Bug ID

2015-09-01 11:20 AM

What sort of environment did it come from? How far from the beach?

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 COMMENT 642468 helpful negative off topic

Bug ID

2015-09-01 11:08 AM

bedbug

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 COMMENT 642467 helpful negative off topic

Bug ID

2015-09-01 11:05 AM

Appears to be a sand flea often seen on our sandy beaches.

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 ONTOPOFOLDMESA helpful negative off topic

Bug ID

2015-09-01 10:36 AM

Looks like a big flea

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