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Supervalu laying off more than one-third of the 1,500 employees at Eden Prairie headquarters

With the company shrinking, Supervalu has more corporate employees than it needs.
With the company shrinking, Supervalu has more corporate employees than it needs.

Just a week after selling off four grocery store chains, Supervalu announced it will be eliminating 1,100 corporate jobs nationwide, including 600 in Minnesota.

SEE ALSO: Minnesota gained more jobs in last six months than any half-year since Reagan's heyday

According to Fox 9's Paul Blume, 575 of the 1,500 jobs at Supervalu's Eden Prairie headquarters are being notified they're being laid off either today or tomorrow. The rest of the Minnesota cuts will fall upon workers at the Cub Foods support center in Stillwater (Supervalu owns Cub Foods).

None of the in-store jobs at the 67 Supervalu-owned groceriesin Minnesota will be affected. Supervalu employs about 8,700 people in the state, the Pioneer Press reports.

Last week's sale roughly shrunk debt-beleaguered Supervalu's size by half, and fittingly, 2013 sales are estimated to be about 50 percent of what they were last year -- $17 billion this year compared to $36.1 in 2012, according to the Star Tribune.

Today's news comes less than a month after Best Buy laid off 400 workers at its corporate headquarters in Richfield, meaning that 1,000 local white collar positions have recently been eliminated.


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