QUINCY, W.Va. — Kroger announced Friday that it will close two stores in West Virginia in the coming months.
The company said stores in Quincy in Kanawha County and Weston are smaller and less profitable than other stores.
The Quincy store opened in 1984. It has lost money in the past three years. That’s about the same time a Walmart opened less than a mile away.
The Quincy location’s 20 full-time and 36 part-time workers were told Friday. Kroger officials said the contract with Local 400 of the United Food and Commercial Workers Union will allow the workers to move to other Kroger stores in West Virginia based on seniority.
The closing is strictly a financial decision,” Kroger spokesman Carl York said of the Quincy closing. “Our associates are dedicated and hard-working. We appreciate their contributions and wish them well.”
The closing is scheduled for April 11.
Kroger has been expanding other stores in West Virginia including at Ashton Place in Charleston and its Teays Valley store in Putnam County.