Sixteen Shop ‘n Save stores in the St. Louis area will shutter in November after no buyer emerged for the properties.
The move is expected to result in about 1,300 layoffs.
The closings have been expected since Supervalu, Shop ‘n Save’s Minnesota-based parent company, announced in September that it was selling 19 Shop ‘n Save stores to Schnuck Markets.
In addition to closing the 16 stores, Supervalu will shut down a distribution facility in the St. Louis area.
Read more: St. Louis Post-Dispatch