Quincy, Mass. -- Grocer Stop & Shop said it will close its six Stop & Shop banners and three gas stations in New Hampshire by Sept. 21, marking the chain’s exit from the state.
“Our six stores in New Hampshire have not achieved performance goals after many years of investment, and we have made the difficult decision to close these underperforming stores,” said Joe Kelley, president of Stop & Shop's New England division. “This action will allow us to focus our investment and resources on continuing to grow our business in other areas of the Northeast.”
The chain has operated in New Hampshire since 2003. It currently has more than 400 stores throughout Massachusetts, Connecticut, Rhode Island, New Hampshire, New York and New Jersey.