Haggen president, CEO stepping down

NEW YORK — The head of a regional supermarket chain based in the Pacific Northwest is stepping down, according to published reports.

The Bellingham, Wash., Herald reported that Haggen president and CEO Clarence Gabriel would step down and be replaced by three other members of its management team. The company did not elaborate on why Gabriel was resigning, according to the newspaper.

Gabriel has more than 25 years of senior leadership experience in the consumer retail, supply chain management and manufacturing sectors. He has served in senior positions at several companies, including Albertsons and Pepsi-Cola

Based in Bellingham, Haggen operates 28 stores in Washington and Oregon and is one of Washington's largest private companies, the Herald reported.