PLEASANT PRAIRIE, Wis. — Supervalu will lay off 117 workers at a distribution center here beginning in March, according to local reports.
The Minneapolis-based company previously announced plans to sell the facility to Grand Rapids, Mich.-based Meijer, which is planning to expand in the region. Supervalu said it would supply customers in the area from its Green Bay warehouse instead.
According to the Milwaukee Journal Sentinel, Supervalu filed a notice with the state that said layoffs would begin March 9, with plans to close the Pleasant Prairie operation by May 1. Other employees working in the regional offices at the center will be relocated, the Journal Sentinel reported.
As reported last week, Supervalu has been in talks to sell some of its assets to Cerberus Capital Management and could announce a major restructuring as soon as this week. It is scheduled to report third-quarter earnings on Thursday.