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Stop & Shop Supermarkets announced that it will close four Super G stores in New Jersey after what CEO Marc Smith said was “a thorough review of the operating performance of all of the New Jersey Super G stores.”

The units will be closed within a month. About 200 full-time and part-time employees are expected to be affected by the moves.

At the same time, eight southern New Jersey Super G stores are being rebranded as Stop & Shop stores.

The moves are part of Stop & Shop’s absorption of Giant Food, centralizing operations in Massachusetts.
KC's View:
As we’ve said before, Stop & Shop’s biggest challenge will be making sure that centralization does not result in losing touch with local customers.