Earlier, the mother company Carrefour had decided that a number of hyper- and supermarkets had to close as part of a large restructuring operation, including these four (smaller) supermarkets.
However, they will be taken over by a private company now. For the customers, nothing much is to change. On Saturday 31 July the shops will close a bit earlier than usual, to re-open on Tuesday 3 August.
Still, a big part of the employees had to leave. "Some people will take early retirement, others can switch to other Carrefour supermarkets in the area", says Lars Vervoort of Carrefour.
Earlier, 5 so-called hypermarkets had already been saved, reducing the number of lay-offs.