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Ahold-Delhaize stores

(UPDATE: On Friday, July 22nd, the FTC approved the merger subject to the sale of 81 stores – five fewer than on the the list below. Ahold and Delhaize said the FTC decision will not affect the list, and they will move forward with the 86 store sales as planned.)

A major grocery merger will result in new names and owners for some seven dozen stores in seven East Coast states, and the eventual demise of one local grocery chain altogether. Delhaize, the owner of Food Lion and Hannaford, and Ahold, the owner of Stop & Shop, two different Giant divisions and Martin’s, have announced the sale of 86 stores, as part of a merger that they expect to be finalized any day now.

The announcement came late Wednesday night, or Thursday morning in Europe, where both companies are based. Each has extensive American holdings, but significant overlap in the Northeast and Mid-Atlantic.

“These divestments are being made in connection with the United States Federal Trade Commission’s (FTC) pending review of the proposed merger between the two companies,” the grocery owners announced. “The divested stores are being sold to well established supermarket operators.”

Well-established supermarket operators like Pennsylvania-based Weis Markets, the biggest beneficiary of the deal, which plans to purchase and convert 38 Food Lion stores in Delaware, Maryland and Virginia.

The complete list of affected locations is below, but other buyers include:

  • Supervalu, the owner of Shoppers warehouse grocery stores in the Washington D.C. area and Farm Fresh in Virginia, will buy 22 Food Lion stores in Maryland, Pennsylvania, Virginia and West Virginia and convert them to Shop ‘N Save, the company’s St. Louis-based banner.
  • Florida-based Publix plans to purchase ten Martin’s stores in the Richmond, Virginia area.
  • Massachusetts’ Big Y is buying eight Hannaford locations in eastern Massachusetts.
  • Tops Markets of New York will pick up one Stop & Shop store in Massachusetts, three others in New York as well as two New York Hannaford locations.
  • New Albertsons will buy one Giant Food store in Salisbury, Maryland and convert it to ACME.
  • And Saubel’s Markets is purchasing a Food Lion store in York, Pennsylvania.

For fans of Martin’s in Virginia, the good news is that only ten stores will be sold right now instead of all 20 locations. The bad news is that the remaining stores are still available for sale – and if they don’t sell, Ahold expects to close them.

In an era when successful supermarket operators Kroger and Albertsons are getting bigger than ever from mergers and acquisitions of their own, while stores like Walmart, Target and ALDI are claiming a greater share of the grocery pie, the Ahold-Delhaize merger was not considered exciting news for shoppers when it was first announced last year. Instead, it was seen as more of a much-needed move to help ensure the survival of the two companies and their middle-of-the-road grocery stores.

Still, the combined company is promising good things to come. “The combination of Ahold and Delhaize Group is a unique opportunity to deliver even more for customers, associates and local communities,” Ahold CEO Dick Boer said in a statement. “Together, Ahold and Delhaize Group have been working hard to resolve the competition concerns raised by the FTC, and we are pleased to have found strong, well established buyers for the stores we are required to divest. We deeply appreciate the long-time support of our customers and associates in these locations and are confident that the new owners will continue to serve local communities well.”

Added Delhaize CEO Frans Muller, “Selling stores is a difficult part of any merger process, given the impact on our associates, customers and communities in which we operate. We believe we have made every effort to identify strong buyers for these locations, and we want to thank our loyal associates and customers who have shopped our stores and supported us for so many years.”

What follows is the compete list of stores to be sold, and to which new owner:

STORE TO BE SOLD TO ALBERTSONS (AND REBRANDED AS ACME):

Store Address City State
Giant Food 751 South Salisbury Blvd. Salisbury MD

 

STORES TO BE SOLD TO BIG Y:

Store Address City State
Hannaford 182 Summer St. Kingston MA
Hannaford 475 Hancock St. North Quincy MA
Hannaford 10 Washington St. Norwell MA
Hannaford 7 Medway Rd. Milford MA
Hannaford 434 Walpole St. Norwood MA
Hannaford 637 Lowell St. West Peabody MA
Hannaford 357 Broadway Saugus MA
Hannaford 25 Robert Dr. Easton MA

 

STORES TO BE SOLD TO PUBLIX:

Store Address City State
Martin’s 3460 Pump Rd. Richmond VA
Martin’s 3522 W. Cary St. Richmond VA
Martin’s 10250 Staples Mill Rd. Glen Allen VA
Martin’s 2250 John Rolfe Pkwy. Richmond VA
Martin’s 10150 Brook Rd. Glen Allen VA
Martin’s 13700 Hull Street Rd. Midlothian VA
Martin’s 7035 Three Chopt Rd. Richmond VA
Martin’s 3107 Boulevard Suite 15 Colonial Heights VA
Martin’s 9645 West Broad St. Glen Allen VA
Martin’s 4591 South Laburnum Ave. Richmond VA

 

STORE TO BE SOLD TO SAUBEL’S:

Store Address City State
Food Lion 3611 East Market St. York PA

 

STORES TO BE SOLD TO SUPERVALU (AND REBRANDED AS SHOP ‘N SAVE):

Store Address City State
Food Lion 761 East Wilson Blvd. Hagerstown MD
Food Lion 22401 Jefferson Blvd. Smithburg PA
Food Lion 18717 North Pointe Dr. Hagerstown MD
Food Lion 17718 Virginia Ave. Hagerstown MD
Food Lion 761 East Wilson Blvd. Hagerstown MD
Food Lion 18360 College Rd. Hagerstown MD
Food Lion 4170 Philadelphia Ave. Chambersburg PA
Food Lion 875 Lincoln Way West Hagerstown MD
Food Lion 500 North Antrim Way Greencastle PA
Food Lion 11105 Buchanan Trail Waynesboro PA
Food Lion 707 Fort Collier Rd. Winchester VA
Food Lion 2600 Valley Ave. Winchester VA
Food Lion 249 Sunnyside Plaza Circle Winchester VA
Food Lion 609 K East Main St. Purcellville VA
Food Lion 260 Remount Rd. Front Royal VA
Food Lion 409 N. McNeil Rd. Berryville VA
Food Lion 190 Delco Plaza Winchester VA
Food Lion 380 Fairfax Pike Stephens City VA
Food Lion 159 Grocery Ave. Winchester VA
Food Lion 147 Roaring Lion Dr. Hedgesville WV
Food Lion 1140 Winchester Ave. Martinsburg WV
Food Lion 50 Coast Guard Dr. Kearneysville WV
Food Lion 1317 Old Courthouse Sq. Martinsburg WV

 

STORES TO BE SOLD TO TOPS:

Store Address City State
Stop & Shop 372 Timpany Blvd. Gardner MA
Stop & Shop 271 Main St. New Paltz NY
Stop & Shop 6726 Route 9 Rhinebeck NY
Stop & Shop 1357 Route 9 Wappingers Falls NY
Hannaford 1936 US Route 6 Carmel NY
Hannaford 16 Jon J Wagner Way Lagrange NY

 

STORES TO BE SOLD TO WEIS:

Store Address City State
Food Lion 19287 Miller Rd. Rehoboth Beach DE
Food Lion 24832 John J Williams Hwy. Millsboro DE
Food Lion 36731 Old Mill Rd. Millville DE
Food Lion 17232 North Village Main Blvd. Lewes DE
Food Lion 45315 Alton Lane California MD
Food Lion 10 Village Center Rd. Reisterstown MD
Food Lion 100 Drury Dr. La Plata MD
Food Lion 17600 Old National Square Pike Frostburg MD
Food Lion 19 St. Mary’s Square Lexington Park MD
Food Lion 219 Marlboro Ave. Easton MD
Food Lion 3261 Solomons Island Rd. Edgewater MD
Food Lion 6375 Monroe Ave. Eldersburg MD
Food Lion 16567 South Frederick Rd. Gaithersburg MD
Food Lion 15789 Livingston Rd. Accokeek MD
Food Lion 12100 Central Ave. Mitchellville MD
Food Lion 13300 H G Trueman Rd. Solomons MD
Food Lion 883 Russell Ave. Gaithersburg MD
Food Lion 750 Prince Frederick Blvd. Prince Frederick MD
Food Lion 6551 Waterloo Rd. Elkridge MD
Food Lion 5715 Crain Hwy. Upper Marlboro MD
Food Lion 15300 McMullen Hwy. SW Cumberland MD
Food Lion 20995 Point Lookout Rd. Callaway MD
Food Lion 9251 Lakeside Blvd. Owings Mills MD
Food Lion 5896 Robert Oliver Place Columbia MD
Food Lion 210 H G Trueman Rd. Lusby MD
Food Lion 513 Madison Rd. Culpeper VA
Food Lion 282 Deacon Rd. Fredericksburg VA
Food Lion 10611 Courthouse Rd. Fredericksburg VA
Food Lion 4153 Plank Rd. Fredericksburg VA
Food Lion 905 Garrisonville Rd. Stafford VA
Food Lion 515 Jefferson Davis Hwy. Fredericksburg VA
Food Lion 2612 Jefferson Davis Hwy. Stafford VA
Food Lion 9810 Courthouse Rd. Spotsylvania VA
Food Lion 10601 Spotsylvania Ave. Fredericksburg VA
Food Lion 736 Warrenton Rd. Fredericksburg VA
Food Lion 540 Culpeper Town Mall Culpeper VA
Food Lion 7100 Salem Fields Blvd. Fredericksburg VA
Food Lion 10871 Tidewater Trail Fredericksburg VA

 

3 Comments

  1. Thanks for being on top of this! FYI, this one is a Hannaford, not Stop & Shop – 1936 US Route 6 Carmel NY.

    Is Tops any good? We don’t have them around here (yet).

    • Thanks! Transcription error there, both the Carmel and Lagrange stores are Hannaford and not Stop & Shop – fixed now.

      As for Tops, it used to be much lower-end, middle-of-the-road than Hannaford aspires to be. But it’s changed ownership so many times in recent years, I don’t have any firsthand experience of what they’re like these days. Maybe acquiring these stores is a sign they’re trying to step up their game.

    • Colleen Mc says:

      Absolutely NOT good! Was glad to move away from Niagara Falls, NY to get away from their over- priced, poor quality foods. Seemed they shopped around at other stores just to get their expired foods! (most of this pertains to the store in LaSalle- Tops International) Check cans and boxes carefully. Dairy always had expired food, by the masses, ESPECIALLY if it was on sale. Shopper- BEWARE!

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