Kroger Announces Sudden Closure of Columbus Bakery
Say farewell to the intoxicatingly sweet smells of the Columbus Bakery. Kroger announced on Monday, Feb. 11 that it has closed the facility at 457 Cleveland Ave., impacting 411 workers.
The decision was motivated by the outdated layout and age of the production plant’s equipment, which made it “no longer sustainable for us to remain competitive,” the company said in a statement.
“We are in a highly competitive business environment that is driving our company to ensure all areas of our business are meeting their full potential,” the statement reads. “As a company, we must be able to adapt to the ever-changing retail environment and meet the needs of our customers.”
In line with the company’s collective bargaining agreements, Columbus Bakery associates will receive normal pay for 60 days and will have the option of relocating to other Kroger facilities or receiving severance based on years of service.
According to the statement, Kroger has no plans to close other facilities in their network.
For more information, visit kroger.com.