The store closings are set to take place in February.
A half-dozen Tampa Sweetbay Supermarkets are among 33 under-performing stores in Florida that will close in Feburary, the grocer's parent company announced Wednesday. The stores are at: According to TBO, around 2,000 people will lose their jobs in Florida as a result of the closings. "They are simply underperforming stores," said Sweetbay spokeswoman Nicole LeBeau. "Some of them, the leases were coming up, and just based on the sales of the stores they were selected." The Delhaize Group, which owns Sweetbay, made the announcement Wednesday as it released its 2012 annual report.