J. SAINSBURY KNOTS DEAL FOR 45 STORES OF STAR MARKETS

EAST BRIDGEWATER, Mass. -- J. Sainsbury, parent company of Shaw's Supermarkets here, said last week it has completed its acquisition of 45 stores from Star Markets Co., Cambridge, Mass. -- strengthening its position in the Boston market and moving Shaw's for the first time into the competitive Cape Cod marketplace.Ross McLaren, president and chief executive officer of Shaw's, said Sainsbury views

EAST BRIDGEWATER, Mass. -- J. Sainsbury, parent company of Shaw's Supermarkets here, said last week it has completed its acquisition of 45 stores from Star Markets Co., Cambridge, Mass. -- strengthening its position in the Boston market and moving Shaw's for the first time into the competitive Cape Cod marketplace.

Ross McLaren, president and chief executive officer of Shaw's, said Sainsbury views the addition of the Star locations "as an important step toward strengthening Shaw's pos

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