According to the news report, Kroger which is one of the finest and known grocery chains in united stated have decided to close more stores. In this regard, “It’s ruin for the city,” Whitehall Mayor Brad Stats said. “We will lose jobs and earnings, and this will disrupt a lot of people’s lives.”
Furthermore, the company said on Wednesday that two Kroger grocery stores in Green County are scheduled to close over the next month. The Cincinnati retailer, which is the largest supermarket chain in the United States by revenue with 2,920 stores across the country, has stores in Carrollton and Whitehall.
Aside from Kroger, the closest grocery stores to White Hall are 20 miles away, in Greenfield, Jerseyville, and Jacksonville. Now, they hope the town will get another grocery store, he said, adding that the shortage will create problems for residents who don’t drive and instead go to the grocery. He said the gas price in the range of $ 3 a gallon makes it a problem for those who drive.
While, “It’s horrible,” said Whitehall resident Diana Monroe. Because the post office closes by the time, she leaves work, she said, she relies on Whitehall Kroger for both grocery and postage. It also concerns the products the store sells, she said, noting that Kroger sells brands that you may not be able to get elsewhere. Either way, everywhere, there will be great pain, Monroe said.
Some areas south of Interstate 80 in northern Illinois could be considered a food desert, according to state representative C.D. Davidsmeier said, indicating that he is concerned that Kroger leaving Greene County will create desert food between Jacksonville and Jerseyville. Now, what is your take on this? Let us know in the comment section below!