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Friday, January 05, 2007

Minyard Food Stores closing Texas Distribution Center

Chief Executive Michael Byars Minyard Food Stores is one of North Texas' oldest regional supermarket chains.  They are closing their distribution center located in Coppell and intend to purchase almost all of their products through a cooperative, Associated Wholesale Grocers, according to Chief Executive Michael Byars.

Associated Wholesale Grocers is located in Kansas City Kansas and is the second largest retailer owned cooperative in the United States.

The distribution center closure will put 231 employees out of jobs, but current owners are talking of trying to find someone else to lease the facilities and hire the experienced staff.