Forman Mills stores on Route 130 in Pennsauken and in the Cardiff Shopping Center in Egg Harbor Township closed Monday, store personnel said.

The Pennsauken-based company's website said the discounter operates 28 stores - including the two that closed - in Pennsylvania, New Jersey, Delaware, Maryland, New York, Michigan, Ohio, Illinois and the District of Columbia.

Locally, there are three stores in Northeast Philadelphia along with stores in West Philadelphia, Glenolden, Vineland and Wilmington. No company official was available to comment on how many people lost jobs at the stores. - Jane M. Von Bergen