Hy-Vee closing fulfillment centers in four states

KANSAS CITY, Mo. (AP) – Supermarket chain Hy-Vee is closing four centers that fulfill online orders in Missouri, Minnesota, Iowa and Nebraska, putting several hundred people out of work.

Christina Gayman, a company spokeswoman, said in a statement that fulfillment centers couldn’t provide the “full assortment of products, personalized shoppers and same-day pickup” that customers wanted.

Nearly 600 workers in Kansas City, Missouri, more than 300 in the Twin City suburb of Eagan, Minnesota, nearly 370 in Urbandale, Iowa, and about 300 in Omaha, Nebraska, could loose their jobs, although some might be allowed to transfer.