Recently, a Boston Globe article noted that Shaws Supermarkets have been having a hard time keeping up with lower-priced competitors such as Market Basket and Stop & Shop.
The article noted that the supermarket chain has seen its New England market share fall from 19 to 11% in New England since 2006, while also seeing a $1.5 billion sales decline in that period. The company was reportedly started in 1860 but things apparently started heading south with a series of corporate acquisitions starting in the late 1980s. In the Globe article, customer satisfaction and high prices were cited as leading factors for Shaw's.
While there's no Shaws in Westford, there's one just a minute over the border in Groton, and one just up Route 3 in Nashua along with the four other local supermarkets we used to track in the weekly Grocery Hunt, various other convenience stores and grocery stories further away, and of course, the new Market Basket.
Today, we want to ask you if you shop at Shaw's, and if not, are their prices keeping you away?
Let us know your thoughts in the comments.