Thanks for your comment Diane. We decided not to include companies that were growing through mergers on this list, and instead we focused on companies that were adding square footage to the market...
Thanks for the clarification. The wording of the last sentence has been updated.
SN reported briefly on those closures last year:
I meant they could be run as a single division.
One thing to remember is that Kroger has repeatedly said it prefers to acquire companies that are well-run.