Fred Meyer Jewelers, which is owned and operated by grocery giant Kroger, is closing 71 of its remaining stores.
Kroger’s corporate site says it has 256 fine jewelry stores, which includes Littman Jewelers. 160 Fred Meyers stores will continue to trade.
The aim is to close the Fred Meyer shops located within Kroger Marketplace properties, which have mini malls of different retailers alongside the major supermarkets.
“In partnership with our parent company, Kroger, as part of our ongoing portfolio review, we have made the decision to close 71 Fred Meyer Jewelers stores inside Kroger Marketplace locations,” the company said in a statement this week.
“Kroger will repurpose the space with an eye toward their vision to serve America with food inspiration and uplift. Fred Meyer Jewelers will continue to operate more than 160 stores in Oregon, Washington, Idaho, Alaska, Utah, select malls across the country, and online.”
Fred Meyer’s watches line-up includes Bulova, Citizen, Movado and G-Shock.