Ralphs Closing 15 Stores

Mar 18, 2004
George Anderson

By George Anderson

Ralphs Grocery is planning to close 15 stores it says are not performing well enough to keep open.

The move, made on the heels of the settlement of the Southern California grocery strike, is said to be unrelated. Ralphs’ spokesperson Terry O’Neill said, “These stores have
a lengthy history of being unprofitable.”

About 600 workers will be affected by the store closings. The company and the United Food and Commercial Workers Union (UFCW) expressed hope that workers would be able to be
relocated to other units.

Moderator’s Comment: How are the chains doing in the aftermath of the grocery worker strike in Southern California?
Anderson – Moderator

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