Stop & Shop Buys Two Stores From C&S

Stop & Shop here said it has signed an agreement to purchase two Massachusetts store leases from Grand Union Family Markets and convert the stores to the Stop & Shop banner.

QUINCY, Mass. — Stop & Shop here said it has signed an agreement to purchase two Massachusetts store leases from Grand Union Family Markets and convert the stores to the Stop & Shop banner.

The stores, currently operating as Grand Union in Provincetown and Ro-Jack’s in Seekonk, will close briefly early next month and reopen as Stop & Shop stores “in time to serve customers through the holidays,” Stop & Shop said in a statement, adding that the pharmacy at the Provincetown location would remain open during the renovation.

Grand Union Family Markets is operated by C&S Wholesale Grocers, Keene, N.H., which also supplies area Stop & Shop stores. C&S acquired the Provincetown store as part of its acquisition of Grand Union in 2001 and Ro-Jack’s as part of an asset swap with Supervalu in 2003.

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