Kroger announces it will close another store just days after closing a series of other locations
A KROGER official announced that the company will be closing a store in West Virginia shortly after revealing a series of other locations permanently closing the store.
Kroger will close a grocery store in Braxton County, West Virginia, early next year, the company said in a news release.
“Closing a store is a difficult decision and one that we take very seriously,” said Kroger Mid-Atlantic Division President Lori Raya.
“This store’s poor financial returns have made it impossible to continue operations while meeting our low-cost commitment to our customers.”
The statement said the Gassaway store opened in 1979 and, as the smallest of 109 Kroger stores in the Mid-Atlantic division, it will close after “several years of poor performance and profitability.”
Just a few weeks ago, Kroger announced the closure of several stores in the Atlanta metro area.
The first store in the Atlanta metro area to close is at Georgia’s Decatur store, a subsidiary of Fox WAGA in Atlanta.
The Kroger site, which has served the region for 21 years, will be permanently closed on December 2.
The outlet has been playfully nicknamed “Baby Kroger” by local shoppers during its 25 years of operation due to the layout of its small store, Reporter Newspapers wrote.
Kroger noted declining sales and negative profits as the reason for closing the Atlanta store.
Following the closure of Kroger in the Decatur outlet, another nearby outlet will also be closed.
A residential area of Atlanta known as Buckhead has a Kroger that will close Dec. 9.
The Buckhead location was known as “Disco Kroger” because it was adjacent to the local nightclub in the Limelight district, 11Alive said.