Shoprite To Open Four New Connecticut Stores

They all will replace former Shaw's locations

Shoprite To Open Four New Connecticut Stores
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Shoprite To Open Four New Connecticut Stores

Supermarket brand ShopRite says it will open four new stores in Connecticut next week. The locations are all former Shaw’s stores, closed when the grocer moved out of the state. WNPR’s Harriet Jones reports.

Shaws announced earlier this year that it would pull out of Connecticut, closing 18 stores around the state. Five were sold to Stop & Shop and a further 11 were sold to individual owners to open under the ShopRite and Price Rite franchise brands. The stores reopening next week are in Clinton, Wallingford, West Hartford and East Hartford.

These latest openings follow four former Shaw’s stores in Enfield, Stratford, Hamden and Canton that opened last month. The new locations represent a significant increase in ShopRite’s presence in Connecticut. One other ShopRite store is set to close however – a location in Meriden will be replaced by the new Wallingford store.

For WNPR, I'm Harriet Jones.