Kash n’ Karry Kuts Store Kount
By George Anderson
The Kash n’ Karry division of Delhaize America announced it was closing 34 of its stores in Florida as part of its plan to turn its business around.
Most of the stores being closed are in Central Florida away from the chain’s primary Western Florida market.
Caren Epstein, a spokesperson for Kash n’ Karry, told the Orlando Sentinel, “In keeping with our strategies to expand and remodel stores within our core market, we had
to make the difficult decision to leave some areas.”
Moderator’s Comment: What are your thoughts on Kash ‘n Karry’s decision to shutter some stores in light of the competitive situation in Florida?
We found 81-year old Irene Smith’s reaction to her local Kash n’ Karry store closing to contain more than a touch of irony. Ms. Smith told the Orlando
Sentinel, the store’s closing meant, “we’ll all have to go to Wal-Mart.” [George
Anderson – Moderator]