Right now,
These 7 grocery store chains are shutting down for good.

Six Whole Foods Market
announced closure for locations in May as Amazon navigates the grocery market. Most affected stores were in California, Massachusetts, and the Chicago area and Alabama.

2. Kroger
Kroger is America's largest grocer with 2,800 stores in 35 states. In the past year, however, a number of locations have been removed.

Kroger stores, including Ralphs and Food4Less, have cleared their shelves in southern California, Seattle, Illinois, and more. The company closed stores due to "underperformance" and future losses. 

3.Sprouts Farmers Market

Two Sprouts Farmer Market stores in San Francisco are closing. Both Fremont and Mountain View stores will close on June 3.

4.Walmart
 with nearly 5,000 U.S. retail locations in all 50 states, has struggled Guilford, Conn., Louisville, Ky., and Cincinnati and Mayfield Heights, Ohio lost their Walmarts in April and May.

5.Piggly Wiggly
stores closed due to labour shortages. Florence, S.C., and Nashville, Tenn. A Piggly Wiggly in Whitmore, S.C. closed in February, leaving shoppers 17 miles to the next grocery store.

6.Stop & Shop

will close 19 pharmacies in 2021 and several stores in the Northeast. Paramus and Dayton, New Jersey, closed in 2022.

Hy-Vee,
 an employee-owned supermarket chain, serves 8 midwestern states. The company closed two of its over 280 locations at the start of the new year without giving a reason.

Hy-Vee recently abandoned plans to build five stores in the Twin Cities, Minn. Hy-president Vee's and COO Jeremy Gosch said, "These current sites can't accommodate larger store formats."

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