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Supervalu 'Fared Well' During Storm

SEA ISLE, N.J. — One Acme store here sustained water damage in Hurricane Sandy and two others — in Brigantine and Beach Haven — were inaccessible as of Wednesday, a spokesman for parent company Supervalu told SN.

All three stores are located on New Jersey shore islands, where the storm had a significant impact. Minneapolis-based Supervalu was able to get several other Acme stores in the region running Wednesday as power was restored and the company connected some sites to generators, Mike Siemienas, the Supervalu spokesman, told SN.

“We’re working as quickly as possible to supply all of our stores, and all of our independent stores,” he said, noting that all of Supervalu’s distribution centers are up and running.

“Fortunately, in general, we have fared very well,” he said.

Read more: Power Outages Delay Some Store Openings

Supervalu had generators and refrigerated trucks deployed throughout the region before the storm so that they could be quickly moved into position as needed, Siemienas explained. “This allowed us to save product and get generators to the stores that need them,” he said.

During the storm, Supervalu had closed all of its Acme and Shoppers locations.

In other storm-related closures:

Wakefern Food Corp. still had 27 ShopRite stores closed on Thursday morning, a spokeswoman told SN, and all of its distribution facilities were fully operational.

Stop & Shop listed 10 stores — five in New York and five in New Jersey — that were still closed as of Wednesday.

King Kullen said all of its stores had reopened, although some had limited service and product.

Whole Foods said four of its seven New York City locations remained closed Wednesday.

• D'Agostino Supermarkets said five of its Manhattan stores were currently closed due to power outages, and posted on Facebook Wednesday that stores might be understaffed due to the subway closure.

• Fairway Market said only one store remained closed as of Wednesday — a store in Red Hook, Brooklyn, where the area had been flooded and lost power.

• Weis Markets said it still had six stores that were being powered by generators as of Thursday morning, after 30 stores had lost power during the storm.

• Gristedes and A&P both had many stores open, but also some closures due to power outages.

"The majority of our stores are open to serve our customers and communities,” Marcy O’Connor, a spokeswoman for A&P, told SN. “We are working hard to re-stock our shelves as shipments become available, and we are committed to providing our customers with the quality goods and service they have come to expect from our stores."

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