Kroger Midsouth : John Hackett: Keep Midsouth store 663 Open! Do not close our doors!
  • Petitioned John Hackett, President

This petition was delivered to:

1600 Ormsby Station Ct, Louisville, KY 40223
John Hackett, President
1014 Vine St. Cincinnati, OH 45202
Rodney McMullen
10168 Linn Station Rd, Louisville, KY 40223
John Hackett, President

Kroger Midsouth : John Hackett: Keep Midsouth store 663 Open! Do not close our doors!

    1. Elaine Bailey
    2. Petition by

      Elaine Bailey

      Du Quoin, IL

Kroger has been a staple in our community for so many years. Our community needs us and wants us here to stay. Do not close our doors! Do not put more then half of our 60 employees out of work. We love our customers! We need to stay right where we are. The only other place in town is a Wal-Mart.  KEEP US OPEN!!!!!!!!!!!!!

To:
John Hackett, President, 1600 Ormsby Station Ct, Louisville, KY 40223
Rodney McMullen, 1014 Vine St. Cincinnati, OH 45202
John Hackett, President, 10168 Linn Station Rd, Louisville, KY 40223
Keep Midsouth store 663 Open! Do not close our doors!
We are an important part of the community of DuQuoin Illinois!
We want another chance to succeed.

Sincerely,
[Your name]

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    • beckie mcclelland CHESTER, IL
      • over 1 year ago

      Tired of smaller businesses (who care about their workers) being forced under by pressure from large corporations (who look @ employees ad a number). This damages the local shopping community, which is composed of workers.

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    • Elizabeth Saunders DOWELL, IL
      • over 1 year ago

      I've lived in this community for eight years and since I arrived and looked at my shopping options, I chose to do all my grocery shopping at Kroger in DuQuoin. The reason I chose Kroger over WalMart because Kroger employees are experienced, are friendly, they are helpful, and the quality of offerings is so much higher than that of WalMart. For me, the choice made itself. It was the friendly faces at Kroger that made me first feel like a member of this community, and over time, they began to feel like dear friends. The reason I continue to shop at Kroger is precisely the reason you have given for shuttering the store: the employees have been there a long time (and they know their stuff!), and I was able to get in and out of the store quickly. They always had everything I needed. I am willing to pay more for service and that's exactly what I got at Kroger in DuQuoin. I will miss those people.

      I resent what Walmart has done to our community and many others like it across the nation. They have ruined lives by using foreign-made goods and holding their own employees over a barrel to undercut good, local jobs in our community. It is a business strategy that I cannot defend. I refuse to reward WalMart by shopping there. I will drive the 30 mile round trip to shop at Kroger or Schnuck's in Carbondale or Murphysboro. Yes, it will be an inconvenience, but principle is more important to me than convenience or pennies off of a single shopping trip.

      I hope when the economy recovers that Kroger will consider re-opening here. This is a devastating blow to our community. Kroger employees: you will be sorely missed and I hope that Kroger will stand by you in offering you jobs in nearby stores. Thank you for everything you brought to our community!

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    • richard smid DUQUOIN, IL
      • over 1 year ago

      this is where i work , and its very important to me that it stays open

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    • Lisa Taylor CANYON LAKE, TX
      • over 1 year ago

      I was born and raised in DuQuoin - Krogers has been their my entire life. It's still where my family shops and, where I prefer to shop when I come home to visit.

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    • Angie Millette DU QUOIN, IL
      • over 1 year ago

      We need a grocery store with fresh produce and meats.

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