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Farm Fresh hands employees 60-day layoff notices

Farm Fresh hands employees 60-day layoff notices

All Farm Fresh employees on the Peninsula have been given layoff notices, a company spokesman confirmed.

Farm Fresh provided employees with notification letters and a minimum 60-day notice as required by law, spokesman Mike Wilken said. The Virginia Beach-based supermarket chain employs about 3,300 workers.

On Wednesday, parent company Supervalu announced the grocer is selling 21 of its 38 Farm Fresh stores in the region to competitors Food Lion, Harris Teeter and Kroger for about $43 million. The buyers are expected to take on Farm Fresh employees in their expansions.

Farm Fresh is working on finding buyers for the 17 remaining stores — including 353 Chatham Drive in...