Haggen Leaves California: A Supermarket "Unsuccess" Story

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If you've never heard of Haggen Grocery stores, it could be the lack of advertising, which combined with increased prices to force Haggen into bankruptcy right after it bought up 83 supermarkets in California early this year. The bungled expansion plan means big trouble for thousands workers in a hyper-competitive market.

Also, when House Speaker John Boehner steps down next month, the likely successor is Kevin McCarthy of Bakersfield, who said today that he wants the job. Are his positions on climate change, high-speed rail and immigration conservative enough for the GOP caucus?



Warren Olney