Permanent gridlock? Perhaps in a few more years the competitive pressure of the Mid-Atlantic market will abate a bit, but the landscape that food and drug retailers now face seems to be locked in for the foreseeable future.
Two months after Supervalu announced it would close or sell its Farm Fresh corporate store retail unit, the company said it would shift merchandising and administrative responsibility for its Retail-East operation (51 Shoppers Food & Pharmacy supermarkets in Baltimore-Washington and 22 former Food Lions that trade as Shop ‘n Save stores in Western Maryland, Central Pennsylvania and West Virginia) into its Retail-West division (Cub Foods and Hornbacher’s) based in Stillwater, MN, which also serves as Cub’s headquarters.
Jeff Metzger’s analysis of the 2018 Food World market study, plus the rest of the news of the market.
With the exception of three Hampton Roads locations, Farm Fresh has officially exited the Tidewater market.