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Store Closings and Openings Attract Readers

News of A&P’s plans to close three SuperFresh stores grabbed readers’ attention, as the story received the most page views last week. A photo gallery of Bristol Farms’ new Lazy Acres store followed as the second most viewed article or multimedia content. A technology feature looking at online grocery shopping trends ranked fifth in the list.

1. A&P to Close 3 More SuperFresh Stores
MONTVALE, N.J. — A&P will close three underperforming SuperFresh stores in New Jersey early next year, the retailer here told SN Tuesday.

2. Gallery: Bristol Farms Opens 2nd Lazy Acres Store
Bristol Farms has opened its second Lazy Acres location in Long Beach, Calif. The natural and organic specialty store features an expansive perishables offering and a variety of prepared foods.

3. Marsh Taps O'Boyle as Chairman, CEO
INDIANAPOLIS — Marsh Supermarkets here said Thursday it has named Thomas R. O’Boyle Jr. as the company’s new chairman, president and chief executive officer.

4. Houchens Expands Cost-Plus Format
BOWLING GREEN, Ky. — Houchens Industries here is slowly rolling out a new cost-plus supermarket format known as Price Less Foods, a company spokesman confirmed.

5. More Online Shoppers Pick Up Groceries at the Store
For a clue to the future of online grocery shopping, take a look back at the history of Piggly Wiggly, the iconic supermarket banner.

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