US food distributor and retailer Supervalu is to close a Fleming warehouse in the mid-west, which it is in the process of buying from C&S Wholesale Grocers.

Some 850 jobs will be lost at the wholesale-distribution facility at Massillon bought by C&S from bankrupt rival Fleming, according to the press Stateside.

C&S has agreed to sell other Fleming sites to Supervalu. The grocery store operator has not said why it would close the facility as of Saturday.