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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 [3]
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 [4]
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 [5]
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 [6]
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 [7]
For a clue to the future of online grocery shopping, take a look back at the history of Piggly Wiggly, the iconic supermarket banner.