business news in context, analysis with attitude reports that “The Kroger Company has announced it will close five stores in northeast Indiana. The affected sites are a Kroger store in Fort Wayne and Scott's Food & Pharmacy stores in Auburn, Columbia City, New Haven and Rochester. Kroger acquired 18 Scott's Food & Pharmacy stores in April. The company will keep 27 stores operating in northeast Indiana.”

The company released a statement: “After careful analysis, we are confident our 27 remaining stores in the Northeast Indiana will effectively serve our customer base. Our goal is to ensure our customers that we have the right products, right location, good prices and a shopping experience that makes them want to return. Scott’s customers tell us they already are noticing the lower prices. This is an extremely important market for us and we are very pleased to deepen not only our economic investment in these local communities, but our philanthropy and corporate citizenship.”
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