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•  Fox News reports that discount grocer Save-A-Lot , in an effort to downsize in line with its “long-term strategic plans," is closing two distribution centers and laying off an undisclosed number of its St. Louis-area headquarters staff.

The two distribution centers that are closing are in Coxsackie, New York, and St. Johns, Michigan.  Save-A-Lot says that area stores will be supplied by other nearby warehouses.

In a statement, the company said, “Save A Lot continues our journey to become a world-class licensed wholesale business serving a network of independently owned and operated stores around the country. As a final step in our transformation, we identified an opportunity to remove excess warehouse capacity while supporting our long-term strategic plans … We take any decisions about our people very seriously and are treating all impacted Team Members with dignity and respect. We believe the changes we are making, coupled with the recent successful refinancing of our debt announced last week, will allow us to deliver on our continued commitment to our licensed wholesale business, further positioning Save A Lot for future growth.”