If the Kroger/Albertsons merger goes through, Colorado could see 91 stores sold to C&S Grocers which owns the Piggly Wiggly franchise.

Seven stores are included in the deal for those of us who live on the Western Slope. Stores in Grand Junction, Montrose, Delta, Gunnison, and Durango are included on the list.

Read More: Things Coloradans Want Banned from the State for Good

Why Are Colorado Grocery Stores Being Sold?

Kroger and Albertsons are in talks for a merger, and they need to offload some stores to make the deal go through. They're in negotiations with C&S Grocers to take the stores off their hands.

Initially, there were 413 stores across the country that would be sold. Now, that number is 579. 91 of those stores are in Colorado which include most of the Safeway and Albertsons stores across the state.

K99 logo
Get our free mobile app

C&S Grocers vows that no stores will be sold, nor will any "frontline" associates losing their jobs.

C&S Grocers owns Piggly Wiggly stores in 18 states, and we'll speculate that they could bring the brand to Colorado.


Scroll through the list of store that could be sold on Colorado's Western Slope.

Western Colorado Albertsons + Safeway Stores Which Could Be Sold

These Safeway and Albertsons stores could be sold to C&S Grocers if the Kroger and Albertsons merger is approved.

Gallery Credit: Tim Gray

Hey Colorado: 20 Big Brands Are Closing Stores in 2024

Some of the nation's largest big box retailers continue to see tough times ahead for our economy and are cutting costs, along with several stores. See which big box retailers are likely to continue to close locations in Colorado in 2024.

Gallery Credit: Wesley Adams

Where To Find Outlet Stores In Colorado

Colorado has some fantastic outlet malls where you can shop for top-name brands in shoes, clothing, and accessories. With so many stores to choose from, it's probably worth the trip across the state for a day - or two of shopping. Here's a look at where you'll find awesome outlet stores in Colorado.

Gallery Credit: Zane Mathews

More From K99