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(November 6th update: Giant Food Stores has announced the purchase of five out of the eight remaining East Coast Shop ‘n Save stores. All will be converted into Martin’s Food Market stores. The list of affected stores, and those that are still available for sale, has been updated below.)

(October 19th update: The remaining St. Louis-area Shop ‘n Save stores that were not sold to Schnucks will now close by November. The list of affected stores has been updated below.)

(September 17th update: Supervalu has announced plans to sell 19 of its St. Louis-area Shop ‘n Save stores to Schnucks. Those stores, and those that are still for sale, are listed below.)

(August 8th update: 13 East Coast Shop ‘n Save stores will be closing by early September, in Maryland, Pennsylvania, Virginia and West Virginia. The remaining stores in those states are still for sale. The affected stores are listed below.)

If your favorite grocery store is still owned by Supervalu, don’t get too attached to it. For the second time in two months, the company has announced plans to unload another of its grocery chains.

This time, it’s Shop ‘n Save. But whether your store is about to get a new owner, or is in danger of shutting down altogether, depends on whether it’s actually still owned by Supervalu.

Affected are the 38 St. Louis-area stores in Missouri and Illinois, and 22 stores that, up until about a year and a half ago, were Food Lion locations along the I-81 corridor in central Pennsylvania, Maryland, Virginia and West Virginia. Unaffected are the 90 or so independently-owned Shop ‘n Save stores in western Pennsylvania, Maryland, New York, Ohio, and West Virginia. Those used to be owned by Supervalu but no longer are – unlike the rest of the Shop ‘n Save stores, which are currently owned by Supervalu but soon will no longer be.

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“We’re pursuing the sale of our corporately-owned and operated Shop ‘n Save stores,” Supervalu CEO Mark Gross said late Tuesday. Further confusing the issue of all of these different Shop ‘n Saves, the Supervalu-owned Midwestern and Mid-Atlantic stores are actually considered two separate chains, with separate operations and even separate logos (as seen in the image above). But they have one thing in common. “These stores have faced challenges for some time now,” Gross said, “and we’re undertaking actions that we believe are in the best interests of our business and shareholders.”

There’s no word on prospective owners, whether they will buy all of the stores in one package, or if the stores will be sold one by one. Nor is it known whether stores that are sold will retain the Shop ‘n Save name, or whether unsold stores will ultimately be closed.

Shareholders have been pestering the company to dump its retail businesses, ever since Supervalu shifted its main focus to wholesale grocery sales. That shift accelerated after Supervalu sold five grocery chains, totaling more than 800 stores, to the owner of Albertsons back in 2013.

But Supervalu hung onto several smaller chains, and even grew its retail footprint with the 2016 purchase of 22 Food Lion stores, which it rebranded as Shop ‘n Save. Later that year, though, Supervalu sold Save-A-Lot, and last month it announced it would sell off its Farm Fresh stores piecemeal and retire the Farm Fresh name. And now it’s looking to sell Shop ‘n Save – including the stores that it acquired from Food Lion just a year and a half ago.

The move “demonstrates our efforts to transform this company and make Supervalu an increasingly wholesale-oriented company,” Gross said.

So what of Supervalu’s remaining grocery chains – Cub Foods, Hornbacher’s and Shoppers?

“We’re going to look at those businesses like we look at all businesses and assets and make sure they’re returning the appropriate return on capital,” Chief Financial Officer Rob Woseth told investors Tuesday. “With that said, we will invest where we’re strong. Both Cub and Hornbacher’s are leading banners in their markets, and we’ll continue to invest in those markets.”

The Shoppers grocery chain didn’t get a shout-out, so if Supervalu wants to sell another grocery chain – you can take a good guess which one it will be looking at.

In the meantime, below is the list of the Shop ‘n Save stores that are now for sale. If your store is not on the list, you can continue Shopping n’ Saving to your heart’s content. If your store is on the list, you could soon be Shopping n’ Saving somewhere else:

STORES TO BE SOLD TO SCHNUCKS:

Address City State
1721 Homer Adams Parkway Alton Illinois
800 Carlyle Ave Belleville Illinois
634 Berkshire Blvd. East Alton Illinois
2122 Troy Rd Edwardsville Illinois
1900 E Edwardville Rd Wood River Illinois
1253 Water Tower Pl Arnold Missouri
7909 Hwy N Dardenne Prairie Missouri
45 Gravios Bluffs Plaza Dr Fenton Missouri
1275 N Truman Blvd Festus Missouri
2183 Charbonier Rd Florissant Missouri
1032 Lemay Ferry Rd Lemay Missouri
3740 Monticello Plaza Dr O Fallon Missouri
1421 Mexico Loop Road East O Fallon Missouri
10634 St Charles Rock Rd St Ann Missouri
60 Harvester Sqr. St Charles Missouri
9070 St. Charles Rock Rd St John Missouri
7057 Chippewa St. Shrewsbury Missouri
5780 S Lindbergh St Louis Missouri
100 Jungerman Rd St Peters Missouri
500 West Highway 50 Union Missouri

STORES TO BE SOLD TO GIANT/MARTIN’S:

Address City State
22401 Jefferson Boulevard Smithsburg Maryland
500 North Antrim Way Greencastle Pennsylvania
409 North Mcneil Road Berryville Virginia
147 Roaring Lion Drive Hedgesville West Virginia
1317 Old Courthouse Square Martinsburg West Virginia

STORES TO BE CLOSED:

Address City State
15446 Manchester Rd Ellisville Missouri
10805 Old Halls Ferry Rd Ferguson Missouri
175 Flower Valley Shopping Center Florissant Missouri
196 Mayfair Plaza Florissant Missouri
1023 Crossroads Place High Ridge Missouri
10461 Manchester Rd Kirkwood Missouri
7355 Manchester Rd Maplewood Missouri
9521 Lewis & Clark Blvd Moline Acres Missouri
4660 Chippewa St St Louis Missouri
301 Watson Rd St Louis Missouri
1144 Meramec Station Road Twin Oaks Missouri
4201 N Belt W Belleville Illinois
1028 Camp Jackson Rd Cahokia Illinois
717 Vandalia St Collinsville Illinois
3521 Nameoki Rd Granite City Illinois
943 S State St Jerseyville Illinois
1755 Wabash Ave Springfield Illinois
200 N Grand Ave Springfield Illinois
1501 S Dirksen Parkway Springfield Illinois
18360 College Road Hagerstown Maryland
17718 Virginia Avenue Hagerstown Maryland
18717 North Pointe Drive Hagerstown Maryland
761 East Wilson Boulevard Hagerstown Maryland
11105 Buchanan Trail Waynesboro Pennsylvania
875 Lincoln Way West Chambersburg Pennsylvania
4170 Philadelphia Avenue Chambersburg Pennsylvania
159 Grocery Avenue Winchester Virginia
190 Delco Plaza Winchester Virginia
249 Sunnyside Plaza Circle Winchester Virginia
2600 Valley Avenue Winchester Virginia
707 Fort Collier Road Winchester Virginia
50 Coast Guard Drive Kearneysville West Virginia
380 Fairfax Pike Stephens City Virginia

STORES STILL AVAILABLE FOR SALE:

Address City State
260 Remount Road Front Royal Virginia
609 K East Main Street Purcellville Virginia
1140 Winchester Avenue Martinsburg West Virginia

2 Comments

  1. Just let us all know what stores are next it would be nice to know!

  2. I have no doubt that Shoppers will be next. It’s been an also-ran for a long, long time in the DMV market with stores that are too big in second-best locations.

    The stores have no soul and are being left to fester and decay while Wegman’s, Harris Teeter, Aldi, and Lidl are opening new stores.

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