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SuperValu To Close Distribution Center Near Milton

Reported: Jan. 15, 2014 2:12 PM EST
Updated: Jan. 15, 2014 4:15 PM EST
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MILTON, W.Va. (Tiersa Davis)-- A Cabell County distribution facility will be closing its doors, impacting 90 workers.

The SuperValu distribution center in Milton will shut down operations by the end of April, according to the SuperValu headquarters in Minnesota. The center will consolidate its business with the facility in New Stanton/Pittsburgh.

The company said the move will maximize efficiency. The company said the consolidation will not affect independent retail customers and believes it will improve growth.

SuperValu will work with the employees affected and union representatives to discuss the transition.




MILTON, W.Va. (AP) -- Grocery chain SuperValu plans to close its food distribution center outside Milton in April.

SuperValu spokesman Luke Friedrich tells media outlets that the facility will be consolidated with the company's New Stanton/Pittsburgh distribution center in Pennsylvania.

About 90 workers are employed at the Milton center.

SuperValu says in a statement that the center is being closed to maximize efficiency in its distribution department.

Friedrich says the company's distribution business is separate from its grocery operations.

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