SUPERMARKET bosses have announced that jobs are secure at all four Kwik Save stores in Wrexham.
The supermarket chain closed its doors to shoppers on Monday morning as staff were told of the company's plans.
The group has announced that it will be converting its Kwik Save branches in Gwersyllt and Rhosymedre into Somerfield stores and stores in Chester Street and Hightown are to be taken over by the BTTF retail group, securing 67 jobs.
The decision was made after the supermarket group revealed plans to focus all future investment on the Somerfield brand, in a bid to strengthen its position in the convenience and local food sector.
Trade at all four Wrexham stores returned to normal after workers were informed of the decisions.
The company announced that it intends to convert 102 Kwik Save stores across the UK to Somerfield stores between now and Christmas. The Gwersyllt and Rhosymedre stores will remain open and continue to operate until they convert, and stores will trade under the Kwik Save name until the end of April.
Somerfield has also sold 171 of its stores to BTTF, a new company specifically formed to operate Kwik Save. This includes Wrexham's Chester Street and Hightown branches, and all staff will transfer.
A company spokesman said: 'For now it is business as usual but we will be in touch soon with details of when stores will convert to Somerfield.
'The new supermarket will focus on giving local customers great value.'