They are also operating oddly around Seattle. The stuff in the general Seattle area, south, east, and even north mostly looks terrible. Most have been remodeled by SVU to some extent but the stores are dirty, poorly staffed, and have prices far higher than anyone else. Perimeters don't look good at all.
But the stores across the sound west of Seattle as a whole look great... but that is only a half dozen or so locations. The pricing issues continue but the rest of it all seemed good there.
I also have been in some ID/UT Albertsons Stores in the past month or so. Clean stores. Terrible pricing, and I do mean terrible. Perimeters had a poor selection. Hardly any customers. $7.99 for Dryers or Breyers Ice Cream... in the 1.5 quart. Frozen meals all in the $5 range (some more some less). Fruits like apples or soft fruits were all about $1 a pound above other places. Just too much.
Dare I say, I'd rather shop in a Save Mart than one of these WA/ID/UT Albertsons Stores.
I should add the Albertsons LLC stuff I've been to in Phoenix, Denver, and even Albuquerque (some variance in store quality between locations in that market though) is so far superior to this garbage known as SVU Albertsons or Save Mart. The UT Fresh Markets fall somewhere in the middle; not as good as LLC, but better than SVU or Save Mart.