In 2011 Shaw's super market closed five stores between Rhode Island and Massachusetts forcing some employees to relocate and find other jobs. Monday afternoon the supermarket chain announced they would be closing yet another six stores in Massachusetts and Rhode Island. The following stores will be closed no later than August 3, 2013.
465 William S Canning Blvd.. Fall River, MA
11 Berdon Way, Fairhaven, MA
666 Washington Street, Stoughton, MA
280 Winthrop Street, Taunton, MA
100 Franklin Street, Westerly, RI
1500 Diamond Hill Road, Woonsocket, RI
The following statement was released on behalf of the Shaw's - "We strive to ensure the success of all our stores; however, it is occasionally necessary for us to close those that are not meeting company goals. As a company and as responsible business owners, we need to position ourselves to be profitable. The stores identified have not been profitable for quite some time, and despite the best efforts of the company and our associates, we have not been able to reposition them to better compete in the marketplace and don't anticipate being able to change this trend.
While the decision to close a store is always difficult—given the impact on associates and customers—it was made only after careful evaluation and was guided by what is best for the company's ongoing success and future growth."