APOPKA, Fla. (FNS) -- Gooding's Supermarkets here plans to shut four Brevard County, Fla., stores near the Kennedy Space Center at the end of this week. 8 square feet) and Palm Bay, Fla. (54,890 square feet). The closings would leave Gooding's with 14 supermarkets. Acquired from Kroger Co. in 1988 -- when the Cincinnati-based chain exited Florida -- the four stores represent less than 15% of Gooding's total sales and have never been profitable, according to Michael Garlich, spokesman for ...
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