Supervalu Aims to Fix Ailing Shaw's Banner

Shaw's Supermarkets, which when purchased by Albertsons four years ago was seen as a source of reverse synergies, has become just the opposite for its next owner. Supervalu, which acquired Shaw's as part of its 2006 takeover of Albertsons, has found the 202-store New England chain in need of attention beyond that which other divisions of Albertsons have required in their respective

WEST BRIDGEWATER, Mass. — Shaw's Supermarkets, which when purchased by Albertsons four years ago was seen as a source of “reverse synergies,” has become just the opposite for its next owner.

Supervalu, which acquired Shaw's as part of its 2006 takeover of Albertsons, has found the 202-store New England chain in need of attention beyond that which other divisions of Albertsons have required in their respective integration. Citing stores “in dire need of upgrades” and acknowledgi

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