Published: Jan 16, 2013 11:54 PM EST
Updated: Jan 17, 2013 12:10 AM EST

Tampa, Fla.-- Sweetbay Supermarkets will close more than 30 of its "underperforming" grocery stores by mid February.

The Tampa Tribune reports that the chain's parent company in Belgium made the announcement tonight. The closures would mean layoffs for about 2,000 employees in Florida.

Several Florida TV stations are reporting five locations in southwest Florida on the chopping block.
They include the stores in Naples at: Immokalee and Airport Pulling, Goodlette Frank and Pine Ridge, and Santa Barbara Boulevard and Radio Road, a store in Punta Gorda on U.S. 41 and finally, a pharmacy at the store in Bonita Springs will close.