The Safeway store in Riverton is set to close on or before the end of October.

Kathy Holland, Communications and Community Relations Manager for the Intermountain Division of Albertson Companies, confirmed the closure to K2 Radio News in an email Monday afternoon.

"Like all retailers, we are constantly evaluating the performance of our stores," Holland wrote. "Closing an underperforming store is always a tough decision and made after careful review and extensive deliberation."

Holland says the human resource department is working with affected employees and labor unions in an effort to find the employees other work that is consistent with applicable law and/or labor agreements.