The Shaw’s supermarket name is to disappear from Connecticut. The stores’ Minnesota-based owner has announced it’s to sell all of its locations in the state. WNPR’s Harriet Jones reports.
Minneapolis based-Supervalu says the move involves 18 different Shaw’s stores around the state. Five will be sold to Stop & Shop, which says it will continue to operate the supermarkets, and expects to keep most employees. Those stores are in Darien, East Hampton, New Fairfield, Newington and Vernon.
Eleven more will be sold to individual owners undeSr the Shop Rite and Price Rite franchise systems owned by the Wakefern Food Corporation. Supervalu says it’s still seeking buyers for two further locations in New Haven and Manchester. In a statement, Supervalu said it’s selling the stores in order to be able to operate more efficiently and effectively within a highly competitive retail environment. The Shaw’s name will continue elsewhere in New England, where the chain owns more than 170 stores.
For WNPR, I'm Harriet Jones.