GOODING'S PLANS TO CLOSE FOUR STORES

APOPKA, Fla. (FNS) -- Gooding's Supermarkets here plans to shut four Brevard County, Fla., stores near the Kennedy Space Center at the end of this week.8 square feet) and Palm Bay, Fla. (54,890 square feet). The closings would leave Gooding's with 14 supermarkets.Acquired from Kroger Co. in 1988 -- when the Cincinnati-based chain exited Florida -- the four stores represent less than 15% of Gooding's

APOPKA, Fla. (FNS) -- Gooding's Supermarkets here plans to shut four Brevard County, Fla., stores near the Kennedy Space Center at the end of this week.

8 square feet) and Palm Bay, Fla. (54,890 square feet). The closings would leave Gooding's with 14 supermarkets.

Acquired from Kroger Co. in 1988 -- when the Cincinnati-based chain exited Florida -- the four stores represent less than 15% of Gooding's total sales and have never been profitable, according to Michael Garlich, sp

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