Morrisons staff in Huddersfield are breathing a sigh of relief after it emerged they would not be hit by the latest round of store closures.
Hundreds of staff around the region had been forced to wait days to hear if their branch was among the 11 which Morrisons said last week would be closed.
The closure plan, which will cost 900 jobs, was revealed as the Bradford-based supermarket chain posted half-year results showing falling sales and profits.
The group said it would close 11 stores around the country, but at first did not say which stores would be affected.
It also announced the sale of 140 M Local stores, including the one in Huddersfield town centre, to a team led by retail entrepreneur Mike Greene and backed with finance from Greybull Capital.
The affected stores are in Burnham-on-Sea, Castletown in Sunderland, Clevedon, Little Hulton, Northallerton, Oldbury, Salford, Shildon, Streatham, Tyldesley and West Bromwich.
The group operates four stores around Huddersfield and Kirklees including Waterloo, Meltham, Elland and Heckmondwike.
Pre-tax profits for the half-year to August 2 fell 47% to £126m while like-for-like sales for the period dropped 2.7% compared with the same period last year.
New chief executive David Potts said the group faced a “long journey” to turn around its fortunes.