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Supervalu's layoffs include 200 in Minnesota

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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.

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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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