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    Supervalu Closing Former Fleming Warehouse

    MASSILLON, Ohio -- Supervalu, Inc. announced it is closing the former Fleming Companies warehouse here that it is buying from C&S Wholesale Grocers, Inc., putting about 850 people out of work.

    MASSILLON, Ohio -- Supervalu, Inc. announced it is closing the former Fleming Companies warehouse here that it is buying from C&S Wholesale Grocers, Inc., putting about 850 people out of work.

    The wholesale-distribution facility was purchased by C&S Wholesale of Vermont, which also bought Fleming properties in California, Hawaii, and Wisconsin.

    C&S then announced it would sell properties in Massillon; LaCrosse, Wis.; and Milwaukee to grocery store operator Supervalu, based in Minneapolis.

    Supervalu, which has annual revenues of about $20 billion, with 1,436 retail grocery locations and a wholesale distribution network, has not said why it is closing the Massillon facility, effective Saturday.

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