Almost 100 employees will be out of work

The Kroger's grocery store chain will close stores in Hannibal and Louisiana later this month.

The store closings will put 52 full time and 47 part time employees out of work.

A company spokesman says the stores were not profitable and that played into the decision to close the two.

Some of the employees in Louisiana will be given the chance to apply for positions at the Kroger store in Troy, Missouri.

Other employees, who qualify, will be given a severance package.

The company says the final day for the two stores will be October 27th, but that could change depending on the amount of merchandise still left on the store shelves.

Once the Kroger store closes in Louisiana, the Pike County Missouri town will not have a full service grocery store available to residents.