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The >Knoxville News Sentinel reports that some area Kroger stores are cutting back on opening hours and no longer will be open 24 hours a day – a decision that is being in made in reaction to the economic downturn and is being made on a case-by-case basis.

“As we continue to evaluate our business and area locations, what we want to make sure is we’re offering real value and service to our customers when they need it most, primarily during these economic times” said Glynn Jenkins, director of communications and public relations at Kroger’s Atlanta Division, in a prepared statement.

KC's View:
Suspect we’re going to see more of this, as companies look for ways to cut costs.