The cutthroat nature of the North Texas grocery industry is claiming four more supermarkets, including one in Fort Worth.
Albertsons Companies LLC plans to close an Albertsons grocery store at 10800 N. Beach Street in far north Fort Worth (near Golden Triangle Boulevard). The company also plans to close an Albertsons in DeSoto and Tom Thumb stores in Coppell and Flower Mound Dec. 1.
“Albertsons and Tom Thumb, like all retailers, continually evaluate the performance of our portfolio of stores. After a great deal of careful analysis, we have made the decision to close four of our North Texas stores. Closing an underperforming store is always a tough decision, but sometimes a necessary step to position our company for greater success and growth,” company spokeswoman Connie Yates said in an email.
She added that the company is committed to staying competitive in the Dallas-Fort Worth market, and is remodeling many other stores in the region. Also, a full service Tom Thumb convenience store is planned east of downtown Dallas, and two other stores are under construction and scheduled to open next year.
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An effort will be made to place employees at the affected stores at other Metroplex locations, she said.
The Metroplex is a hotbed of grocery activity, with major competitors such as Kroger, AmazonFresh and Wal-Mart and others going head-to-head by expanding their online grocery ordering, curbside pickup and home delivery.