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Supervalu's layoffs include 200 in Minnesota

EDEN PRAIRIE, Minn. (AP) — Supervalu Inc. said Tuesday it will cut 800 jobs nationwide, including about 200 in its home state of Minnesota, as the supermarket chain tries to lower costs.

Supervalu spokesman Mike Siemienas (sem-EE'-nas) says the Minnesota layoffs will occur at its corporate headquarters in Eden Prairie and regional offices in Stillwater, Chanhassen and Hopkins.

Supervalu owns a dozen regional grocery chains across the U.S., including Cub Foods in Minnesota, Jewel-Osco in Chicago, Albertson's on the West Coast and Save-A-Lot discount stores. The company has about 135,000 employees nationwide. Most of the job cuts will come by the end of the month.

Siemienas says store-level employees, including cashiers, clerks and department managers, are not included in the cuts.

Copyright 2012 The Associated Press.

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