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Eleven Southern California Albertsons supermarket locations will close next month as part of what the company calls an evaluation of "underperforming" stores.
The chain will close the following Southern California locations by Feb. 20:
An Albertsons spokeswoman told KPCC that the closures are part of an ongoing evaluatiion of store performance.
"It's difficult to make that decision but overall, it gives the company the opportunity to reinvest in its existing store base and to build a stronger division," Albertsons Southern California Division spokeswoman Lilia Rodriguez told KPCC.
Some of the stores will conduct liquidation sales Wednesday. Signs that read "Inventory Liquidation Sale" and "Store Closing" were draped above the Albertsons entrance in Monrovia.
Albertsons plans to close 26 stores nationwide by Feb. 20.
A Ralphs location at 40545 California Oaks Road in Murrieta also is scheduled to close.