Ailing supermarket chain operator Daiei Inc. said Monday it will shut down its stores in Chiba Prefecture’s Narita and Kisarazu and four other outlets by the end of February as part of a rehabilitation program that will shutter a total of 32 shops.

While the closure of the stores, which will begin on Jan. 31, will result in losses of some 9 billion yen, the loss was included in earnings projections for the business year ending in February, Daiei said.

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