Supervalu cuts 700 jobs at Shaw's
WEST BRIDGEWATER, Mass. — Supervalu has cut about 700 store-level positions at its Shaw's and Star Market stores in New England.
“A decision of this nature is never easy, but after careful evaluation, it is unfortunately the necessary step for us to take to help improve our business, reduce expenses and reinvest in more customer-facing initiatives,” said Mike Stigers, president of Shaw's. “As we continue to look at the best ways to achieve success, we recognized an opportunity to align our work force to more effectively serve the marketplace by scheduling team members more appropriately to serve customers at the times they shop. These changes will help us to compete more effectively in a rapidly changing marketplace.”
Stigers concluded, “Shaw's is committed to providing our customers in every neighborhood we serve with a superior grocery shopping experience enhanced by local expertise, national strength and a passion for our team members. Today’s announcement will not affect this commitment in any way.”
Throughout five New England states, there are 169 Shaw's store locations employing approximately 17,000 associates.