Delhaize trims a third of Sweetbay

01/17/2013 02:08:00 PM
Pamela Riemenschneider

sweetbay supermarketSweetbay, the Tampa, Fla.-based banner of Delhaize America, plans to close 33 underperforming stores.

The company said in a news release the store closures are expected by mid-February.

“These actions will continue to enhance the performance of our overall store portfolio and further enable us to deliver profitable growth and accelerate shareholder value,” the release said.

After the closures, 72 Sweetbay stores remain. The company operates a distribution center in Plant City, Fla.

Stores in Sarasota, Bradenton, Pinellas, Pasco, Ft. Myers, Naples, Tampa, Homosassa, Plant City, Lakeland, Springhill, Zephyrhills and Clermont are affected. A complete list of stores slated for closure is available on the SweetbaySupermarket.com website.



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Jonathan Acevedo    
FL  |  January, 17, 2013 at 02:43 PM

Very sad, I love sweetbay a lot. I work for sweetbay distribution center and it is a great place to work.

Loyal shopper    
St.Petersburg  |  January, 17, 2013 at 05:26 PM

Here we go again PROFITS FOR SHARE HOLDERS over the good of community and employees!!! These stores support so many JOBS and not only the ones being lost from these stores. Maybe the corporation should take the loss from their pockets, not the worker bees that make it possible. Stop paying your CEO"s who are not performing (evident by you having to close 33 stores ). Alot of your employees have worked for 20 years plus ( remember Kash & karry?). I have been shopping at these stores for 35 years plus and it is a sad day to so many who are going to be affected by the greed of a few!!!!!!! Hey sweetbay employees Publix is EMPLOYEE owned and operated (just saying)

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