Hannaford to Take Over N.H. Stop & Shop

SCARBOROUGH, Maine — Hannaford Bros. [3] said it would open a new store at the site of a closed Stop & Shop [4] in Exeter, N.H., next spring.


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The Exeter store is one of six stores that closed earlier this year when Ahold [6]-owned Stop & Shop exited the state in September. Hannaford said the 65,000-square-foot store is expected to employ 150 when it opens in the spring.

Hannaford has also acquired the lease of a former Stop & Shop in Bedford, N.H., but has not announced plans for that site, reports said.

Read more: Stop & Shop to Pull Out of New Hampshire [7]

"We are excited to bring Hannaford's signature combination of low everyday prices, great variety and high-quality fresh foods to Exeter. This new store will create jobs, provide local organizations with a new community partner and make it more convenient for local customers to shop," Eric Blom, a spokesman for Hannaford, said in a statement.

Hannaford is a division of Delhaize America [8], Salisbury, N.C.

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