Fred’s to close 13 stores in Southwest GA

Fred’s to close 13 stores in Southwest GA
(Source: Fred's Inc.)

ALBANY, Ga. (WALB) - A total of 13 of Fred’s, Inc. locations will be closing in the Southwest Georgia area.

Below is a list of all of the locations that are set to close in Southwest Georgia:

City Street Address Zip Code Potential Closing Date
Adel 1014 S Hutchinson Ave. 31620 Ending May 31
Albany 1001 N Slappey Blvd. 31701
Bainbridge 1602 E Shotwell St. 39819 Ending May 31
Camilla 500 US Highway 19 S 31730 Ending May 31
Cordele 102 E 14th Ave. 31015 Ending May 31
Douglas 813 Bowens Mill Rd. SE 31533
Leesburg 118 Robert B Lee Dr. 31763
Moultrie 2601 S Main St. 31768
Ocilla 224 E. 4th St. 31774
Quitman 1315 W Screven St. 31643 Ending May 31
Thomasville 2730 E Pinetree Blvd. 31792 Ending May 31
Tifton 1442 Tift Ave. N 31794
Valdosta 4401 Bemiss Rd. 31605

“After a careful review, we have made the decision to rationalize our footprint by closing under-performing stores, with a particular focus on locations with shorter duration leases," Fred’s Chief Executive Officer Joseph Anto stated in a press release. “Most of these stores have near‐term lease expirations and limited remaining lease obligations. Decisions that impact our associates in this way are difficult, but the steps we are announcing are necessary. We will make every effort to transition impacted associates to other stores where possible.”

While nearly five percent of the Fred’s locations that are closing are in Southwest Georgia, another 27 locations will close in other parts of the state.

Stores will also be closing in Florida, Alabama, South Carolina, North Carolina, Louisiana, Mississippi, Tennessee, Missouri, Kentucky, Arkansas, Oklahoma, Illinois and Texas.

You can see a full list of Fred’s stores that will be closing on the Fred’s, Inc. website.

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