Kroger To Close Columbus Bakery; 411 Workers Affected

Kroger said Monday it will close its Columbus bakery more than 90 years after it opened.

Kroger said Monday that it will shut down its Columbus bakery immediately, costing 411 their jobs.

The bakery, at 457 Cleveland Ave. near Downtown, has been opened since May 1928.

“After evaluation of the equipment and layout of the plant, it became clear that the outdated layout and age of the equipment were no longer sustainable for us to remain competitive,” the company said in a statement. “Production at the plant will cease immediately and the process of decommissioning its operations is expected to take 60 – 90 days.”

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