Friday, September 16, 2011

Albertsons sells mini-mart

Hailey gas, convenience store sold to Stinker chain

Express Staff Writer

The Albertsons Express gas station and convenience store in Hailey has been sold to Stinker, a Boise-based chain. Photo by David N. Seelig

Albertsons grocery store in Hailey will have a new logo flying on its nearby gas station and convenience store—that of a big black skunk.

Boise-based Stinker recently acquired 14 Albertsons convenience stores, including the one located at the corner of Roberta McKercher Boulevard and state Highway 75 in Hailey.

A news release issued by SuperValu, the parent company of Albertsons, based in Minnesota, stated that the "fuel rewards" program—which provides gas discounts to grocery customers—will continue under the new ownership. The Albertsons sale to Stinker is part of a larger transaction to sell 107 Supervalu gas stations in 10 states.

SuperValu is one of the largest grocery store companies in the U.S., with annual sales of about $37 billion. The company operates 4,290 stores and has about 140,000 employees.

The first Stinker gas station was opened in 1936 in Twin Falls. The company now employs 500 people at more than 50 locations across Idaho.

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