Kroger is closing two Raleigh area stores due to lack of profits. The locations at 4111 New Bern Ave. (Southeat Raleigh) and 1610 Martin Luther King Jr Blvd. (near downtown) will be closing sometime in mid-January. According to a story on WRAL on Friday, Kroger is working with the unions to help the employees find jobs at other Kroger stores. There is no news regarding the future of the soon-to-be vacant Kroger stores.
In addition to stores closing, the quarterly rewards program is ending for Kroger shoppers on December 31. The program allowed shoppers to earn points for grocery purchases, recycling bags and filling prescriptions. Customers will still receive their 4th quarter rewards in February.