Supervalu Begins Closing 50 Stores
PRAIRIE, Minn. (Jan. 14) - Supervalu Inc. says it has begun the previously announced closure of about 50 of its stores nationwide, including four Cub Foods stores in Wisconsin.
Supervalu announced Jan. 14 it will begin closing 50 grocery stores from various chains it owns, including Cub Foods, Albertsons, Shop 'n Save, Shaw's Star and others.
Company spokeswoman Haley Meyer says that in the past few days Supervalu has advised its employees in the targeted stores of the closures.
Meyers says the company is working with those employees to find them other jobs in Supervalu, which includes Albertsons, Cub Foods, Shop 'n Save, Shaws Star and other stores.
Last week, Supervalu said in it's third quarter report that it would close about 50 stores in its fiscal 2009 fourth quarter and will open fewer stores and scale back on remodeling stores to save money.
The recent announcements include:
A total of five Cub Foods stores in Beloit, Wis.; Green Bay, Wis. (2); Madison, Wis. and Peoria, Ill.
Seven Albertsons stores in Utah, Las Vegas, Nev. and southern California.
Four Lucky stores in Las Vegas.
Four Shaws Star stores in New England.
Two Farm Fresh stores in Norfolk, Va.