How Will Sale of Shaw's Change Our Local Grocery Stores?

No immediate changes planned, but store leases could eventually be sold, analysts say.

The new owners of local Shaw's supermarkets say no immediate changes are planned for the stores.

There are two stores in Merrimack on Continental Boulevard and Daniel Webster Highway.

According to the Boston Globe, there are 155 Shaw's with around 17,000 employees. In November the troubled company had announced cutting 700 jobs.

The new owners, an investor group led by Cerberus Capital Management, bought the stores as part of a bigger $3.3 billion deal. Cerberus also controls the locally based Steward Health Care System network of community hospitals

The Boston Herald says Albertson's will take over all the New England Shaw's and Star Markets. Albertson's is a well-known supermarket brand name in the West and parts of the northern Midwest. 

The Herald also reports that the deal has industry analysts guessing that some of the Shaw’s could be sold off again to others after the deal is done. 

Do you shop at Shaw's? Does it matter to you who owns the company?

Jane Ravenelle January 12, 2013 at 03:51 PM
I would like to clarify for anyone on my previous post that may 'think or assume' That I am posting on behalf of the MSD - I am not. The statements about the schools and booster clubs are from my personal experience as the parent of two former Merrimack students. Any interaction with Shaw's was on behalf of the parent group and booster clubs. I wanted clarify since I am also an employee of the District.
Ashton Bryar January 12, 2013 at 06:12 PM
Miss Grady, Union wages make Shaw's uncompetitive. Unions are bad for the economy.
john grady January 12, 2013 at 07:10 PM
Mr. Bryar, Once again you are not speaking from a viewpoint of knowledge. 1) First, it is Mr. Grady, not Miss Grady. You will note that my name is John 2) Second, Shaw's Supermarkets in New Hampshire are not unionized.
Ray Wiggett January 13, 2013 at 04:27 PM
Shaws is good for SOME specials but overrall, Market Basket is for sure a better place to shop and save
darlene somerville July 05, 2013 at 07:24 AM
I for one am glad to see shaws leave merrimack. There prices are way to high, and I only stop in occasionally. I've always wondered why they don't lower their prices to be more inline with other grocery stores like Market Basket. I only hope that the new owner will keep the employees. I wouldn't want to see people loosing their jobs


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