CINCINATTTI, Ohio – Kroger plans to lay off hundreds of employees, according to reports .
In a statement, a spokesperson for the grocery chain said, “As part of ongoing talent management, many store operating divisions are evaluating middle management roles and team structures with an eye toward keeping resources close to the customer.”
She added, “Store divisions operate independently but all of them are taking steps to ensure they have the right talent in the right store leadership positions.”
The company did not specify how many jobs were expected to be cut or where.
Fox Business reports the layoffs come as the company invests in its online business and delivery service to compete with stores like Walmart, Albertsons and other competitors.