Gwinnett Kroger closing after Tuesday; deep discounts for shoppers

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Correction: A previous version of this article incorrectly stated the sale price of remaining items. All remaining items are on sale for up to 50 percent off.

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The Kroger supermarket at Highway 78 and Bethany Church Road in Snellville will close its doors to customers for the last time Tuesday evening.

The store announced it would be closing last month. It's winding down operations and liquidating its inventory, with Tuesday, May 9 as its final day open.

“Its closure is necessary to make Kroger more competitive in the market,” Kroger spokesman Felix Turner told The Atlanta Journal-Constitution in April.

All items remaining in the store are up to 50 percent off, a spokesman said. Some shoppers have been stocking up on frozen and non-perishable foods being sold at deep discounts. Scott and Ashleigh Jenkins of Lilburn filled two carts with food and spent less than $200, Scott Jenkins said.

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Scott and Ashleigh Jenkins, of Lilburn, purchased two carts' worth of food for under $200 at the Snellville Kroger that is closing May 9.

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Scott and Ashleigh Jenkins, of Lilburn, purchased two carts' worth of food for under $200 at the Snellville Kroger that is closing May 9.
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Scott and Ashleigh Jenkins, of Lilburn, purchased two carts' worth of food for under $200 at the Snellville Kroger that is closing May 9.

Credit: Scott and Ashleigh Jenkins

Credit: Scott and Ashleigh Jenkins

The store’s 118 employees were offered new positions at different Kroger locations and many accepted, Turner said. The nearest Kroger location is six miles away on Scenic Highway, also in Snellville.

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