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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):

StoreAddressCityState
Giant Food751 South Salisbury Blvd.SalisburyMD

 

STORES TO BE SOLD TO BIG Y:

StoreAddressCityState
Hannaford182 Summer St.KingstonMA
Hannaford475 Hancock St.North QuincyMA
Hannaford10 Washington St.NorwellMA
Hannaford7 Medway Rd.MilfordMA
Hannaford434 Walpole St.NorwoodMA
Hannaford637 Lowell St.West PeabodyMA
Hannaford357 BroadwaySaugusMA
Hannaford25 Robert Dr.EastonMA

 

STORES TO BE SOLD TO PUBLIX:

StoreAddressCityState
Martin’s3460 Pump Rd.RichmondVA
Martin’s3522 W. Cary St.RichmondVA
Martin’s10250 Staples Mill Rd.Glen AllenVA
Martin’s2250 John Rolfe Pkwy.RichmondVA
Martin’s10150 Brook Rd.Glen AllenVA
Martin’s13700 Hull Street Rd.MidlothianVA
Martin’s7035 Three Chopt Rd.RichmondVA
Martin’s3107 Boulevard Suite 15Colonial HeightsVA
Martin’s9645 West Broad St.Glen AllenVA
Martin’s4591 South Laburnum Ave.RichmondVA

 

STORE TO BE SOLD TO SAUBEL’S:

StoreAddressCityState
Food Lion3611 East Market St.YorkPA

 

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

StoreAddressCityState
Food Lion761 East Wilson Blvd.HagerstownMD
Food Lion22401 Jefferson Blvd.SmithburgPA
Food Lion18717 North Pointe Dr.HagerstownMD
Food Lion17718 Virginia Ave.HagerstownMD
Food Lion761 East Wilson Blvd.HagerstownMD
Food Lion18360 College Rd.HagerstownMD
Food Lion4170 Philadelphia Ave.ChambersburgPA
Food Lion875 Lincoln Way WestHagerstownMD
Food Lion500 North Antrim WayGreencastlePA
Food Lion11105 Buchanan TrailWaynesboroPA
Food Lion707 Fort Collier Rd.WinchesterVA
Food Lion2600 Valley Ave.WinchesterVA
Food Lion249 Sunnyside Plaza CircleWinchesterVA
Food Lion609 K East Main St.PurcellvilleVA
Food Lion260 Remount Rd.Front RoyalVA
Food Lion409 N. McNeil Rd.BerryvilleVA
Food Lion190 Delco PlazaWinchesterVA
Food Lion380 Fairfax PikeStephens CityVA
Food Lion159 Grocery Ave.WinchesterVA
Food Lion147 Roaring Lion Dr.HedgesvilleWV
Food Lion1140 Winchester Ave.MartinsburgWV
Food Lion50 Coast Guard Dr.KearneysvilleWV
Food Lion1317 Old Courthouse Sq.MartinsburgWV

 

STORES TO BE SOLD TO TOPS:

StoreAddressCityState
Stop & Shop372 Timpany Blvd.GardnerMA
Stop & Shop271 Main St.New PaltzNY
Stop & Shop6726 Route 9RhinebeckNY
Stop & Shop1357 Route 9Wappingers FallsNY
Hannaford1936 US Route 6CarmelNY
Hannaford16 Jon J Wagner WayLagrangeNY

 

STORES TO BE SOLD TO WEIS:

StoreAddressCityState
Food Lion19287 Miller Rd.Rehoboth BeachDE
Food Lion24832 John J Williams Hwy.MillsboroDE
Food Lion36731 Old Mill Rd.MillvilleDE
Food Lion17232 North Village Main Blvd.LewesDE
Food Lion45315 Alton LaneCaliforniaMD
Food Lion10 Village Center Rd.ReisterstownMD
Food Lion100 Drury Dr.La PlataMD
Food Lion17600 Old National Square PikeFrostburgMD
Food Lion19 St. Mary’s SquareLexington ParkMD
Food Lion219 Marlboro Ave.EastonMD
Food Lion3261 Solomons Island Rd.EdgewaterMD
Food Lion6375 Monroe Ave.EldersburgMD
Food Lion16567 South Frederick Rd.GaithersburgMD
Food Lion15789 Livingston Rd.AccokeekMD
Food Lion12100 Central Ave.MitchellvilleMD
Food Lion13300 H G Trueman Rd.SolomonsMD
Food Lion883 Russell Ave.GaithersburgMD
Food Lion750 Prince Frederick Blvd.Prince FrederickMD
Food Lion6551 Waterloo Rd.ElkridgeMD
Food Lion5715 Crain Hwy.Upper MarlboroMD
Food Lion15300 McMullen Hwy. SWCumberlandMD
Food Lion20995 Point Lookout Rd.CallawayMD
Food Lion9251 Lakeside Blvd.Owings MillsMD
Food Lion5896 Robert Oliver PlaceColumbiaMD
Food Lion210 H G Trueman Rd.LusbyMD
Food Lion513 Madison Rd.CulpeperVA
Food Lion282 Deacon Rd.FredericksburgVA
Food Lion10611 Courthouse Rd.FredericksburgVA
Food Lion4153 Plank Rd.FredericksburgVA
Food Lion905 Garrisonville Rd.StaffordVA
Food Lion515 Jefferson Davis Hwy.FredericksburgVA
Food Lion2612 Jefferson Davis Hwy.StaffordVA
Food Lion9810 Courthouse Rd.SpotsylvaniaVA
Food Lion10601 Spotsylvania Ave.FredericksburgVA
Food Lion736 Warrenton Rd.FredericksburgVA
Food Lion540 Culpeper Town MallCulpeperVA
Food Lion7100 Salem Fields Blvd.FredericksburgVA
Food Lion10871 Tidewater TrailFredericksburgVA

 

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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