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The East Bay Business Times reports that “though Save Mart Supermarkets has converted more than 40 former Albertsons stores throughout Northern California to its own nameplate in recent weeks, no such decision has been as yet for its Bay Area locations. So for the time being, the Albertsons name will remain on its 70 stores in the nine-county region.”

Reports say that the stores could be called Save Mart, or could use another company banner, Food Maxx. Or a new name could be invented for the Bay Area units.

Save Mart bought the 100 stores from Albertsons LLC last February, more than doubling its size at the time.
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