Supervalu, the struggling grocery chain that bought Albertsons six years ago, says it plans additional layoffs in Boise.
Twenty employees in Albertsons administrative office in Boise will be laid off at the end of August as part of a reorganization of Supervalus information technology department across the company, said Lilia M. Rodriguez, an Albertsons spokeswoman.
That reorganization was under way before Supervalu fired CEO Craig Herkert on Monday.
Supervalu has reduced its Idaho payroll several times since its 2006 acquisition of Albertsons, the Boise-based chain founded by Joe Albertson in 1939 when he built his first grocery store at 16th and State streets.
Albertsons had more than 2,000 corporate employees in Boise in 2006. Supervalu didn't keep all Albertsons executives after the purchase, and it soon reassigned about 400 Boise jobs to its headquarters outside Minneapolis. Supervalu has continued to trim the Boise payroll since, including 130 layoffs last winter across various departments including IT and finance. The company says it now employs about 1,000 people at its Boise offices. Supervalu also says it employs more than 2,300 employees at 33 Albertsons stores around the state.
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