1,500 NC Employees Losing Their Jobs As Kroger Announces Wave of Store Closings

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Kroger just announced they will be laying off over 1,500 workers over the next few days as part of a massive sweep of closings across our state.

The grocery chain will be closing a total of 14 stores in the middle of our state by August 14th, including the following locations;

  • 202 W. NC Hwy 54, Durham
  • 3457 Hillsborough Rd., Durham
  • 5116 N. Roxboro Rd., Durham
  • 1273 N.W. Maynard Rd., Cary
  • 8345 Creedmoor Rd., Raleigh
  • 940 US Hwy 64, Apex
  • 1802 North Point Dr., Durham
  • 1371 E. Broad St., Fuquay-Varina
  • 6300 Creedmoor Rd., Ste. 150, Raleigh
  • 7905 Falls of Neuse Road, Raleigh
  • 2680 Timber Drive, Garner
  • 350 Six Forks Road, Raleigh
  • 3420 Southwest Durham Drive, Durham
  • 3825 S. Roxboro St., Ste. 101, Durham

The Cincinnati-based chain commented that at least half of the affected workers are part-time employees and that they will be helping all affected employees find new jobs.

“After a thorough evaluation of the market for a significant time period, we have decided to close out stores in the highly competitive Raleigh-Durham market,” noted Jerry Clontz, president of Kroger’s mid-Atlantic division. “While we have had some success, we have not been able to grow our business the way we would like in this market.”

Kroger has sale agreements in place for 10 of the stores and plans to sell all 14 locations. 8 out of the 14 stores will be sold to Harris Teeter, including the following locations;

  • 202 W. NC Hwy 54, Durham
  • 3457 Hillsborough Rd., Durham
  • 5116 N. Roxboro Rd., Durham
  • 1273 N.W. Maynard Rd., Cary
  • 8345 Creedmoor Rd., Raleigh
  • 940 US Hwy 64, Apex
  • 1802 North Point Dr., Durham
  • 1371 E. Broad St., Fuquay-Varina

All affected stores will be marking down and liquidating their inventory over the next few months.

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