Albertsons in Bossier City will close its doors sometime in September, according to Rick Sinconis, vice president of Albertsons Louisiana.
The store employs 44 full-time and 29 part-time employees.
Sinconis said the decision to close the supermarket, located at 3121 East Texas in Bossier, was difficult, and only made after intensive analysis.
The pharmacy located inside Albersons is slated to close in August 9, Sinconis said, and all prescriptions will be transferred to the CVS at 3001 East Texas.
The Shreveport Albertsons, located at 105 Southfield Road, will remain open, Sinconis said. “With our neighboring Shreveport store, we will continue to serve area residents and remain an active member of the community.
“We remain invested in Louisiana and continue to move forward with store remodels throughout the state to better serve our customers,” he added. Albertsons has 18 stores across Louisiana.
Just a year ago, the area’s last K-Mart, located at 3045 East Texas in the same strip mall as the Bossier Albertsons closed.
A privately-owned company based in Boise, Idaho, Albertsons is the second-largest supermarket chain in the United States with 2,200 stores, just behind Kroger, which has 2,778 stores.