Milwaukee-based grocery retailer Roundy’s Supermarkets Inc./Ultra Mart Foods LLC has notified the Wisconsin Department of Workforce Development that it will close its Pick ‘n Save store at 1535 E. Moreland Blvd. in Waukesha.
As a result of the closure, which will occur on Oct. 5, the company will lay off 80 employees. Some of those employees will be offered jobs at other Roundy’s stores.
Among the positions eliminated are 12 cashiers, 11 utility clerks, eight customer service representatives, and several department managers, as well as an assistant store manager.
An affiliate of Oak Brook, Ill.-based Net3 Real Estate LLC recently purchased the 80,000-square-foot retail building anchored by the Pick ‘n Save store for $4.8 million, according to state records. The building sits on a 9.1-acre site, and was sold by Wauwatosa-based Aspen Lake LLC.
This is one of several stores southeastern Wisconsin Pick ‘n Save has announced it is closing in recent months, as market competition increases. Grand Rapids, Mich.-based big-box grocery and general merchandise chain Meijer has opened several stores in the Milwaukee market this summer and Issaquah, Wash.-based bulk chain Costco plans to move into the market as well.
Last year Roundy’s closed three Pick ‘n Save stores, located in Milwaukee, West Allis and Saukville. The company closed a Racine Pick ‘n Save store in June.
Roundy’s also operates the upscale Metro Market stores in the Milwaukee area, Copps stores, and the popular Mariano’s Fresh Market stores in the Chicago area, where it has been expanding its presence.