The Gazette in Cedar Rapids says Roy's Hometown Grocery in Vinton is the latest to announce it will close.
The number of grocery stores with employees - not including those run by sole proprietors - dropped from 1,400 stores in 1995 to 700 stores in 2005, according to a study by Iowa State University.
The study says superstores grew by 175 percent during that same period.
The owner of Main Street Market in Manchester, Don McCurdy, says a local grocery store closing is the same as losing a school or a post office.
The owner of Roy's Hometown Grocery, Roy Fish, declined to comment but customers say they will miss the convenience and service the store offers.
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