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Kroger to lay off hundreds

Kroger is laying off hundreds of employees across the family of grocery stores it owns, a person familiar with the situation tells CNBC.

The unionized grocer, which also owns Harris Teeter, Ralphs, Fred Meyer, has 443,000 full-time and part-time employees.

A spokeswoman for Kroger told CNBC in a statement that “As part of ongoing talent management, many store operating divisions are evaluating middle management roles and team structures with an eye toward keeping resources close to the customer.”

She added that the company’s store divisions, which operate independently, are all “taking steps to ensure they have the right talent in the right store leadership positions.”

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Lorrie Griffith

An observer of the grocery industry since 1988. Away from her editor job, she's a wife and mother of two grown sons and thinks cooking is (usually) relaxing.

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