Supervalu announced today that it would close its Xenia, Ohio, distribution center by October. The shutter will cost 120 people their jobs.
The Ohio center will consolidate into a larger center based in Fort Wayne, Ind.
“Supervalu regularly reviews its business operations and made the decision to consolidate these distribution centers to improve operating efficiency and better position the company for strategic growth,” according to a statement issued by the company. “As a result of excess capacity in the more than 640,000-s.f. Fort Wayne facility, Supervalu is able to combine these two operations and better position the company for future growth of its distribution business in the region. Supervalu will work with the impacted associates and their union representatives to discuss the details of a consolidation and ensure a smooth transition.”
Supervalu — which posts about $35 billion in annual sales — serves approximately 4,300 stores across the U.S., including grocery stores and retailers.