Shaw’s is closing 4 supermarkets across Massachusetts and New Hampshire

The company determined the locations were "underperforming."

The Pilgrim Hill Road Shaw's in Plymouth in April 2014.
The Pilgrim Hill Road Shaw's in Plymouth in April 2014. –The Boston Globe

Shaw’s is closing four of its supermarkets across Massachusetts and New Hampshire after “careful evaluation,” company officials announced.

Stores in Leominster, Lynn, Plymouth (10 Pilgrim Hill Road), and the Woodbury Avenue location in Portsmouth, New Hampshire, will all shutter their doors.

The four were labeled “underperforming,” according to the company in a statement, calling it a “tough decision.”

Here is the full statement on the Lynn location, similar to what the company said of the other three, according to Teresa Edington, a Shaw’s spokeswoman, in an email to Boston.com:

Shaw’s to Close Lynn MA Location

Last week, Shaw’s announced it will be closing its Lynn, MA location. Like all retailers, we’re constantly evaluating the performance of our portfolio of stores. Closing an underperforming store is always a tough decision, but we’re focused on growing our business by being the favorite local supermarket, and running great stores where people love to shop. That’s what will enable us to offer the products and services our customers value most in Massachusetts and everywhere else we operate.

While the decision to close a store is always difficult—given the impact on employees 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.

About Shaw’s

Shaw’s and Star Market is working to become the favorite food and drug retailer in every state it operates. Shaw’s is one of the oldest continuously operated supermarkets in the United States with its roots dating to 1860. Throughout five New England states, there are 153 store locations employing approximately 19,000 employees. For more information about Shaw’s, please visit www.shaws.com or connect with us on Facebook at http://www.facebook.com/Shaws.

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