Hannaford Buying Vermont Stop & Shop Unit

SCARBOROUGH, Maine -- Hannaford Supermarkets said last week that it has bought the unopened Stop & Shop Supermarket on Route 7 in the Green Mountain Plaza in Rutland, Vt., with the intention of relocating its current Rutland store to that site in February.

"This is a great opportunity for us to better serve our Rutland-area customers," noted Hannaford spokeswoman Caren Epstein in a statement. "The store is considerably larger than our existing location and will allow us to offer our customers additional products and services."

Hannaford purchased the store, lease, and assets of the Green Mountain Plaza site. The current Rutland Hannaford store, at 241 South Main St., will close once the new store opens. Plans for the South Main St. store are under consideration, and no final decision has been made, according to the retailer.

Delhaize-owned Hannaford Bros. Co. operates 165 stores under the Hannaford Supermarket and Hannaford Supermarket and Pharmacy banners, including 14 in Vermont. Stores are located in Maine, New York, Massachusetts, New Hampshire, and Vermont.
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