Upscale grocer Gelson’s Markets is seeking to buy three local Haggen locations, which would become the first San Diego County stores for the Encino-based company. The grocer’s Calabasas store is shown here.

Upscale grocer Gelson’s Markets is seeking to buy three local Haggen locations, which would become the first San Diego County stores for the Encino-based company. The grocer’s Calabasas store is shown here. Photo by Gelson’s Markets

If there’s a local company with experience navigating an increasingly tough grocery climate, including finding strategic places to locate where competitors have fled, it’s Point Loma-based Barons Market...

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