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Kroger laying off hundreds of store managers, report says

Kroger Co. is laying off hundreds of middle-management employees in an apparent move to cut costs.

HOUSTON — Kroger Co. is laying off hundreds of middle-management employees in an apparent move to cut costs.

The Cincinnati Business Courier, a Houston Business Journal sister publication, confirmed the layoffs taking place across the country. It was unclear how many will be affected in specific locations. Kroger (NYSE: KR), the nation’s largest operator of traditional supermarkets, has 453,000 employees nationwide. The Houston division, which includes 110 stores across greater Houston, Southeast Texas and Southwest Louisiana, employs 16,958.

“Store operating divisions are constantly evolving to ensure they build the teams and leaders who will deliver an amazing experience for customers and associates both now and in the future,” a Kroger spokesperson said in a written statement.

To see where the layoffs are targeted, visit the Houston Business Journal

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