Shaw's, Star Market Announce Job Cuts

Sources say 700 jobs are cut across a number of stores in New England.

Shaw's and Star Market are planning to make some cuts to their workforce in New England.

The supermarket chains owned by Supervalu, Inc. are cutting 700 positions across 169 stores, according to an AP story on the Huffington Post. This follows a second-quarter loss for the company, which fired its CEO in July.

See the full AP story on Huffington Post.

About 90 of the employees have been informed of the decision, and a press release picked up on Daily Finance indicates the rest will be notified over the next several days. The company announced that the layoffs do not "impact Shaw's overall commitment to the communities it serves."

See the full press release on Daily Finance. 

At this time, sources do not indicate how these cuts specifically impact the Shaws in Barnstable.

bluefish November 17, 2012 at 02:22 PM
Hey Shaw's, just a quick note, what you need is a GOOD promotion to bring back all the customers. Not like the last one, that was really stupid and shameless of you, we all collected those stupid little coupons and to no avail. There needs to be something like a BIG prize at each store, that way you'll bring em in again. I would hate to lose my Shaw's and I am sure the people would hate to lose their jobs. Now, get together and think of something !!!


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